Because most Fascia (excepting the PLANATAR FASCIA and maybe the THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA) do not show up with even the most technologically advanced imaging techniques such as MRI (HERE), Fascia-based problems tend to go largely unrecognized — even though they are the root cause of a vast array of CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES. In fact, when I looked at the website of the American Academy of Pain Management, they had this to say concerning pain based (or at least perceived) in the skull. “When asked about four common types of pain, respondents of a National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that low back pain was the most common (27%), followed by severe headache or migraine pain (15%), neck pain (15%) and facial ache or pain (4%)“.
Stop! Did you catch that? A whopping four percent of the 100,000,000 Americans with CHRONIC PAIN have facial pain. Folks, this is four million people that are likely being treated with all sorts of drugs (including psyche drugs and ANTIDEPRESSANTS)! For many of you, there is a better way — a much better way that actually addresses the underlying cause(s) of your pain instead of simply attempting to mask it. By the way, the picture below right shows the little known muscle, the PLATYSMA, quite will