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Trigger Points – Headache Spot Just Above The Temple

Client’s Description 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 …

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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 these activities: 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 …

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Therapist Notes – Semispinalis cervicis

This is almost always relieved when atlas is mobilized. That can be done with a number of techniques including cranial, intra-oral and anterior cervical NMT. Anatomy Review. This protocol loosens the suboccipital region, which, as a rule of thumb, is the first step in treating around the cervical spine. This pain pattern is often used …

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Self Care – Headache at the back 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/tension is relieved when the upper and mid cervicals are able to move without binding restrictions. The semispinalis muscles stretch from the lower thoracics up to the cranium. They vary in their attachments …

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Semispinalis Capitis – Functional Anatomy

Semispinalis Capitis Semispinalis Capitis connects the C4-T7 to the occipital bone trapping C1-C3. Dissection studies vary in their report of attachments on the thoracic vertebrae. They show that they not only vary in which vertebrae are attached but also that some slips attach to the transverse or spinous processes. Origin – transverse processes of C7-T6 or T7 and …

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Musculoskeletal Illustrations

I recently started adding some new illustrations of muscles into my blog posts. Years ago, started illustrating because I wanted to support my manuals with illustrations that struck a balance between simple and clear. I studied lots of illustrations and began to see the advantages and disadvantages of different styles; realistic, line drawings, photos, etc. I …

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