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

Avoid Activities the aggravate the condition: Most people are concerned about getting a neck ache from washing their hair at the salon. It is, however, one of the things that create burning and tingling in the back of the head. Other activities that aggravate this also involve tilting the head back or cold surfaces on …

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Therapist Notes – Semispinalis Capitis

  The trigger point is in the semispinalis capitis, which originates from the vertebrae of the upper back and lower neck and attaches to the back of the head, trapping the upper cervical vertebrae in between. This creates a tingling in the back of the head. That trigger point is located somewhere C5 and is …

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Self Care – Headache Spot Just Above The Temple

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 ideal scenario but this usually happens when someone is spending the day outside reading or is propped on the firm arm of a couch while reading …

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Splenius Cervicis – Functional Anatomy

Origin – spinous processes of T3-T6 Insertion – anterior aspect of the transverse processes of C1-C3 Function – unilaterally this is involved in rotation and side-bending of the neck. Bilaterally, these muscles extend the neck. “Splenius” comes from the Greek word “splenion” meaning “bandage.” This muscle acts as a wrap around the muscles of the …

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Self Care – Headache on the Top of Your Head

Avoid sustained postures with your chin jutting forward, especially while twisting it from side to side, as when you are watching birds or leaning forward watching tennis. Common versions of this today is leaning forward and turning your head between two monitors or looking up at a high screen for long periods. Here’s a post …

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Therapist Notes – Splenius Capitis

Splenius capitis originates from the lower cervicals and upper thoracics and inserts on the occipital and temporal bones so that it is in a perfect position to counter sternocleidomastoid to pull the head around. It also serves as a wrap to hold the lateral neck muscles against the neck during movement. The splenii muscle trigger point …

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