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Sinus Pain in the Face and Ear Congestion

Client’s Description  When asked, people trace their hands along your cheekbones around toward their ear and complain of sinus pressure. The pain in the cheek bones seems to be more constant, irritated and feels like pressure. The referral into the ear, when present, feels like an earache or stuffiness. They may also complain about clicking when …

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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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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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Brow Headache with Sensitive Front Teeth

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. 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 …

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Tooth Pain – Lower Molars

Client’s Description People complain of a toothache and infection in their lower molars teeth that seem to extend up into the roots. There is usually one tooth where the pain is more focused. They usually come to see me after trying to get relief from their dentist without success. These are usually regular clients of mine that have …

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Sinus pressure with sensitive upper teeth

Client’s Description People come in complaining of a toothache and infection in their upper teeth that seems to extend up into the roots. They usually don’t expect the massage therapist to get rid of the pain, they are just complaining about their teeth. I get a little more of these cases as my clients know that …

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Headache In The Eyebrow

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. A patient complains about their headache as they trace the eyebrow with their fingers. This referral pattern is directly in the eyebrow. On the other hand, similar patterns happen above or below the eyebrow. Further assessment is needed to pinpoint …

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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 and complain of headaches 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 …

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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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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 this headache, and they are just overwhelmed by some other headache pain. When it is particularly intense, people refer to …

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