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Therapist Notes – Semispinalis cervicis

This headache at the base of the head is almost always relieved by mobilizing the atlas. Several techniques, including cranial, intra-oral, and anterior cervical NMT mobilize the atlas. The common mistake is to spend too much time behind the atlas. After loosening the posterior musculature, the atlas needs to move back into a mobile positon. …

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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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Semispinalis Cervicis – Functional Anatomy

Semispinalis Cervicis Anatomy of the semispinalis cervicis tends to be variable. Attachments Semispinalis cervicis is a thin muscle that connects the transverse processes of the upper thoracic vertebrae with the mid-cervical vertebrae. This traps and compresses the lower cervical vertebrae. It is innervated by the posterior rami of the cervical vertebrae on which it attaches. …

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Headache at the base of your head

This headache pattern creates a strong band of tension along the base of the head that comes up over the back of the head. When it is only active on one side, the pain is focused at the base of the head and creates tension that mostly radiates up the back of the head. When …

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