Muscle Knots in Neck

Muscle knots are contracted and irritated fibers within the muscle that are unable to relax. These types of muscle knots in the neck can be associated with a variety of problems including:

  • Neck, mid back and lower back pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • TMJ or jaw pain


NUCCA Chiropractor Renton WA

The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) has developed a unique and extremely effective procedure for restoring normal alignment to the spine and normal tension to the muscles. The NUCCA procedure requires no popping, cracking or twisting of the spine and relies on precise mathematical calculations to determine how best to realign the spine and keep it that way for long periods of time. A normal and balanced spine helps the muscles to pull more evenly. Also has been shown that the NUCCA technique is able to improve overall nerve and blood flow to further improve muscle function.

This procedure is key in our ability to get to the underlying cause of muscle knots in the neck.


Massage in Renton Washington

Massage therapy is also an essential portion of our approach to muscle knots in the neck. In our Renton chiropractic office we combine massage and gentle NUCCA chiropractic care in order to improve circulation, decrease stress and reduce muscle tension.

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Dr. Kurt Sherwood, D.C. is an Upper Cervical Specialist and Renton Chiropractor who has helped many people to find natural relief over the past 20 plus years. He is trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and his Renton Chiropractic clinic specializes in correcting problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems including migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and vertigo. More information can be found on his website at


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