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

Some people are concerned about getting a neck ache from washing their hair at the salon. It is more likely to create cervicogenic headache. The cold bowl on the crook of the neck can activate this trigger point to create pain, burning, and tingling in the back of the head. The sustained cold with bumping …

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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

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. It is easy to feel the tender knot on the backside about halfway down the …

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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

Self-care is focused on stretching and avoiding compression of the neck just under the skull. The trigger point will release and the headache at the base of the head is relieved when the upper and mid cervicals are able to move without binding restrictions. Avoid postures where you jut your chin forward and compress the …

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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. It is a well-rounded approach. It is best used as a complete routine. When an area seems particularly restricted or sensitive to the ice, it should be revisited after the first round of a complete routine. The Box refers to an imaginary …

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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 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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