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Pain Behind the Ear with Tension Down the Neck

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. Pain Behind Ear Mostly, people complain of pain behind the ear. Often, they complain about “ear pain.” Then, when asked to touch the pain, they get more specific. Sometimes, they refer to as an earache. I ask if any sensations …

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Headache with Tender Top of Neck While Turning

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain about a tender spot at the top of the neck 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 …

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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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Pain, Burning & Tingling on Back of Head

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. When the trigger point severely restricts the muscle, people complain of pain, 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 …

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Pain In The Base Of The Head With Earache

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People with this referral pattern complain of headaches and pain at the base of the head. Several trigger points create pain in this area. The trigger point assessment does a great job connecting the problem to the muscle with NMT assessment. …

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Neck-ache Headache, Eye-ache

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. With this pattern, people complain of a headache behind the eye. That’s not enough information. When the headache pattern is severe, they may trace the pattern with their hand. Starting from the back of their neck, they move along the side …

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Headache All Over Or In A Band Around The Head

“Migraine” When this headache is very active, people wave their hands around their heads and say that they have a headache all over. Sometimes, when I ask, the details tell me that it is not all over. Instead, they are overwhelmed and it feels more like a band around the side of the head. But, …

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Headache on the Top of Your Head

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. Clients touch the top of their heads, saying, “I have a headache on the top of my head.” Often, they lean forward with their chin up and turned to one side while talking. As well, they tend to slump forward at …

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Headache at the Base of The Head

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. Sometimes, Its One Side This headache pattern creates a strong band of tension along the base of the head that comes up over the back of the head. When it is only active on one side, the pain is focused …

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Headache in the Forehead

People touch a spot above their eye and say, “The headache is right here in my forehead.” When both sides of the neck are involved, they rub their hand across their forehead. Then, they close their eyes say that it hurts all the way across.  Clients usually don’t tell their massage therapist that their ears bother …

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