Headaches

Cervicogenic Headache: Pain Patterns, Causes, and Self-Care

Cervicogenic Headaches are headaches that originate from the neck. People often say that they have a headache that really seems to be a neck-ache that goes into the head. Also, people have headaches without real awareness of neck pain, even though the headache can be relieved by treating the trigger points in the neck that …

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Headache with Tender Top of Neck While Turning

People complain about a tender spot at the top of the neck when they touch it while turning their heads. I have to admit, I find it interesting that they don’t complain about pain during an activity or in general. They usually complain that it is tender to touch. When I press them what touches …

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Headache Spot Just Above The Temple

People complain of pain in their temple(s) but touch the spot just above the temple. It takes a little investigative work to nail the right trigger point. At times this occurs by itself. Often, this headache pain occurs with other pain patterns. It can be hard to single out without specific questions. It occurs most …

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Headache in forehead from pressure or impact

This headache pattern is most commonly caused by sternocleidomastoid. If you have a headache above the eyebrow, check the post on that pattern as well. Client Description People touch their forehead just above the eyebrow and complain of headache there. They may also complain that they get a headache there when wearing a hat that presses into …

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Pain, burning and tingling in the back of the head

When the trigger point severely restricts the muscle, people complain of burning, tingling, and “that numb feeling” on the back of the head. They are often concerned because the pain is tingling and can feel prickly along the back of their head. They may say that it bothers them less now but will bother them …

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Headache Beside Crown with Eye pain

People complain of an intense headache that makes their eyes hurt. When I ask them about other areas of pain, they will describe the headache near the top of their head but make a gesture to the back of their head beside the crown. They are usually focused on eye pain and say that it makes their …

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Headache with sensitive upper teeth

There are 3 or 4 patterns that come off the trigger points in the temporalis. Each one has a band of pain that extends upward and associated sensitivity in the upper teeth. Like the bands of pain, the trigger points in the front create sensitivity in the front teeth and the trigger points in the …

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Headache In The Eyebrow

People complain about their headache as they trace their eyebrow with their fingers. This is the pattern that happens right in the eyebrow. There are other patterns that happen above or below the eyebrow. Further assessment is needed to pinpoint this trigger point. The sure sign is when I press into the corner of the …

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Pain In The Base Of The Head With Earache

How People Describe This Headache at the Base of the Head with Earache People with this referral pattern and complain of headache and pain at the base of the head. Several trigger points create pain in this area. Trigger point assessment does a great job of connecting the problem to the muscle with NMT assessment. I …

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Neck-ache Headache, Eye-ache

People complain of a headache behind the eye.  When the headache pattern is severe, they trace their hand along the side of their head from the back of their neck, across their ear, and focus their fingertips on the eye.   There are several headache patterns in the eye, so I always ask for as …

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