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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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Self Care: Headache In The Eyebrow

Here, you will find ways to get relief from this headache in the eyebrow. Be aware that there are several headache patterns just above or below the eyebrow. Take a look at this list of headache patterns to be sure that this is the right one. If you’d like to read more about how people …

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General Self-Care Stretches and Exercises

This is a collection of self-care posts to rehabilitate muscle. The posts are not always specific to a particular trigger point pattern. They include; stretch routines that help multiple patterns; guidelines for exercise, self-calming techniques, example videos, and more… If you’d like to see self-care for a specific pain pattern, find the pain pattern in …

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Self-Care – Headache Beside Crown with Eye pain

This post contains self-care strategies for the headache beside the crown that creates tired, achy eyes. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain and the activities that aggravate it, read this other post. If you would like to experience less of this pain pattern, avoid wearing hats too tightly across …

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Self Care – Sternocleidomastoid

The sternocleidomastoid is complex and produces many different symptoms. These self-care exercises work for any of the posts about sternocleidomastoid. Managing this muscle has benefits ranging from calming your anxiety to headaches around the brow, headache in the forehead, or getting rid of a nagging cough. This guy looks so sophisticated and peaceful, and I …

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Self Care – Neck-ache Headache, Eye-ache

This post has self-care strategies for relief from neckache, headache, eye-ache. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain and the activities that create the problem and aggravate it look at this other post. Avoid this sharp bend at the base of the neck instead of using his eyes to look …

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

Here, you will find strategies for relief through self-care. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain, look at this other post. It also has links to anatomy and massage therapy notes. Avoid the activities that aggravate this, like jutting your chin forward to look at the computer screen. Additionally, bobbing …

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Stiffness and Pain at the Base of the Neck When Turning

People turn their head and complain of stiffness that focuses on a spot on one side of the base of their neck. When I ask for more details, they often turn their head slowly until they say, “There. It hurts right there.” When I ask them to touch where it hurts, they lay their hand …

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