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Therapist Notes – Headache Beside Crown with Eye pain

The occiptalis portion of the epicranius is most directly governed by the sutures around asterion. It has significant variances in surface area and thickness. This can be tricky to pinpoint if you’re not experienced at trigger point assessment. When this headache is a satellite off of the neck muscle, semispinalis, it looks a lot like the headache …

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Self-Care – Headache Beside Crown with Eye pain

Avoid wearing hats that are too tight across the back of your head. Joe Torre chooses to wear it above occipitalis muscle instead of wearing it loosely. Avoid laying your head on the arm of the couch or some other firm surface until you massage this out. Even a pillow can bother this headache and …

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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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Headache Beside Crown with Eye pain

People complain of an intense headache that makes their eyes hurt. When I ask them about other areas of pain, they will describe the headache near the top of their head but make a gesture to the back of their head beside the crown. They are usually focused on eye pain and say that it makes their …

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Headache on the Top of Your Head

Clients come in and touch the top of their heads saying, “I have a headache on the top of my head.” They almost always lean forward with their chin up and turned to one side while talking. They will often bend at the waist while sitting to make this more comfortable. Many of them complain of …

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Headache Around The Brow

People come in and trace around their brow with their fingers and say, “I have a headache right here.” When I ask, they sometimes describe the pain behind the ear and might talk about the pain on top of their head. The trigger points in this muscle do more than create pain. They irritate your ears, …

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