cervicogenic-headache

Self Care – Headache At Your Temple

This headache at the temple one of the most active trigger points among clients. There are so many ways to activate the headache at the temple with a stiff neck. It is more problematic because the trapezius is hard to avoid moving during the typical day. If the stiff neck or headache is persistent, see …

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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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Self Care – Pain, burning and tingling in the back of the head

Here, you’ll find strategies for getting from pain, itching, and burning on the back of your head. If you’d like to read more about how people describe the pain and what aggravates the condition, look at this other post. Some people are concerned about getting a neck ache from washing their hair at the salon. …

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Self Care – Headache Spot Just Above The Temple

You can get relief from this headache spot above the temple by changing activities that aggravate it. Avoid the activities that press into the base of the head and top of the neck, especially with subtle twisting and laying on a cold surface. This picture is an ideal scenario for creating this headache. However, headache …

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Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. With this trigger point, people complain about tension and a focus on pain and tension at the base of their head. When I press for more detail, they may tell me about the tension in their neck and under the shoulder. …

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Self Care – Headache on the Top of Your Head

Here you will find ways to get relief on your own for the headache on the top of your head. You can also read more about how people describe this pain and the activities that typically create it in this post. Avoid sustained postures with your chin jutting forward, especially while twisting it from one side, …

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Self Care – Headache at the base of your head

Here you will find self-care strategies to relieve the headache at the base of the head. If you’d like to read more about how people describe, create and aggravate the condition, look at this other post. Avoid postures where you jut your chin forward and compress the top of the neck. This is more than …

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Self Care – The Box – Ice and Stretch for Your Neck

“The Box” is a routine that I’ve given many clients over the years. When used with Ice-and-Stretch, it is quick, easy, and very effective. It is a well-rounded approach. At the first pass, use it as a complete routine. Some areas will seem tighter and more sensitive to the ice. Revisit that sensitive area after …

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Self Care – Headache All Over Or In A Band Around The Head

Avoid the activities that aggravate this like jutting your chin forward to look at the computer screen, bobbing your head up and down as when discussing the expensive wine list, or craning your head up to paint the crown molding. If you watch videos of people painting crown molding, You’ll see that most of them …

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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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