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Cervicogenic Headache: Pain Patterns, Causes, and Self-Care

Cervicogenic Headaches are headaches that originate from the neck. People often say that they have a headache that really seems to be a neck-ache that goes into their heads. Also, people have headaches without real awareness of neck pain, even though the headache can be relieved by treating the trigger points in the neck that …

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Stiff Neck: Pain Patterns, Causes, and Self-Care

These posts are all related to stiffness in the neck. Trigger points that create a stiff neck are often, but not always, connected to Forward-Head Posture or Cervicogenic Headaches. You will a large overlap in these 3 collections. If your neck is very stiff and/or painful, there are usually more than one pattern involved. Most …

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Pain in the Sacrum or Crest of the Hip When Sleeping on Side

These people reach back and put their hands on the center of their hips, just below the belt line and say. “It hurts right here.” They go through explanations of wanting to sleep on that side but wake with aching pain in the middle of their hips. They often explain that they have tried sleeping …

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Pain Along Side of Thigh, Sometimes to Front of Ankle

These people complain of Pain along the side of the thigh, often down to the knee. I’ll ask if it extends down to the ankle and they usually say that it does. When I ask if it refers to the behind the ankle or in front, they say that it goes in front of the …

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Pain Down the IT Band Extending Behind the Ankle

The people complain of pain down the side of the thigh. When questioned, they will often say that it extends down the calf. It is important to understand where it goes as other patterns extend in front of the ankle and into the foot. These people are clear that it goes behind the ankle. When …

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Headache with Tender Top of Neck While Turning

People complain about this spot in their neck being tender when they touch it while turning their heads. I have to admit; I find it interesting that they don’t really complain about pain there but that it is tender to touch. They usually don’t complain about the headache at first but, almost always, they tell …

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Stiff Hip with Spot of Pain in Calf

People usually complain of a specific spot on the upper, outside of their calf. When questioned, they also have a stiff hip and sometimes have groin pain. Groin pain often prompts a visit to the MD where this usually is referred to as a hernia although not one severe enough to repair. If you have …

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Headache Spot Just Above The Temple

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 occurs most …

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