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Self Care – Pain In The Base Of The Head With Earache

Pain in the base of the head and with earache is a referral from a muscle is deep in the upper neck. It’s behind the soft palate, and can be difficult to release on your own. In most cases, these strategies can be effective, especially when used over several days. Quit craning your neck while …

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Headache with Tender Top of Neck While Turning

People complain about a tender spot at the top of the neck when they touch it while turning their heads. I have to admit, I find it interesting that they don’t complain about pain during an activity or in general. They usually complain that it is tender to touch. When I press them what touches …

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Self Care – Headache and Tender at Top of Neck when Turning Head

Avoid sleeping or reading or watching TV, etc. with your head on the arm of the couch. Also, avoid sleeping with a draft on your neck or with an awkward twist. If you’re traveling, us a pillow like the one below. Try using an Ice Pack. This problem often responds well to icing and stretching. …

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ICST Protocols – Atlas mobilizations

This protocol is used to evaluate and mobilize the Atlantooccipital joint. It contains a few different approaches to Atlas mobilizations. Atlantooccipital Decompression The client is supine. The practitioner’s fingers are under the occipital bone with the fingertips along the inferior nuchal line, pointed to the space between the atlas and occipital bone. This is a …

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Therapist Notes – Anterior Suboccipital Muscles

Need to review some anatomy? This post has the basics of suboccipital muscles and a link to the Wikipedia entry if you need more info. The actual treatment of the rectus capitis anterior can be done more easily by mobilizing the atlas from the transverse process and following up with ice and stretch. If the …

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NMT Protocols – Sub-Occipitals Supine

This neuromuscular protocol treats the sub-occipital muscles, loosening the atlantooccipital and atlantoaxial regions, often in preparation for other work. Included are links to mobilizations taken from Integrative Bodywork – Somatic Mobilizations. These two protocols work well together, They offer relief to a surprising number of problems of pain and dysfunction throughout the body. There are …

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Therapy Notes – Suboccipital Muscles

Treatment of the suboccipital region is probably the single most important area to treat. Upper cervical treatment is the focus of many bodywork practices. It has been a strong focus of practice for chiropractors for more than 70 years. In the early 40s, John Grostic pioneered atlas analysis and treatment. Since then, a multitude of …

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

Avoid the activities that aggravate this like jutting your chin forward to look at the computer screen, bobbing your head up and down as when discussing the expensive wine list, or craning your head up to paint the crown molding. If you watch videos of people painting crown molding, You’ll see that most of them …

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