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Self Care – Neck tension when wearing a heavy coat

Here, you will find self-care strategies for neck tension, pain, and irritation in the upper neck from a heavy coat or backpack. Additionally, you can find more about this pain pattern, what aggravates it and how people describe it, in this other post. An underlying chronic condition like fibromyalgia or structural problems in the upper …

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Self Care – Headache At Your Temple

Here, you will find relief through self-care for the headache at your temple that often comes with a stiff neck on the same side. This other post describes how people experience and create this trigger point pattern. This headache at the temple is one of the most common trigger points. There are many ways to …

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Sore Shoulder from Strap or Lifting Overhead

Active people complain of pain on the top of their shoulder when lifting their arm. When I ask them to lift their arm, it doesn’t really hurt until their elbow gets level with their shoulder and the tip of the shoulder begins to rotate upward. This is the point that the middle trapezius strongly engages. Sometimes …

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Burning and itching along the shoulder blade

People complain of burning along the inside of their shoulder blade. Of course, this burning and itching along the shoulder blade will make you want to rub up against a doorway or get one of those massage canes to get at it. But, in my experience, people quickly notify a body therapist (like me) to …

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Neck tension when wearing a heavy coat

Pain in the Upper Neck People complain about pain in the upper neck that makes them irritable. They often describe that sensation that extends down toward the shoulder as tension instead of pain as they continue. At the same time, they explain things that aggravate it but seldom can describe the incident that created the injury. …

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Irritating Tags, Burning Shoulders

People complain about the tension between the shoulder blades. There are a lot of things that create tension here, so I press on for more specific information. It is not likely that they came in for a massage because their tags are bothering them, So I ask about the tags when they complain of shoulder tension. They …

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Headache At Your Temple with Stiff Neck

People touch their temple and say, “I have a headache right here.” When I ask them for other things that bother them, they usually complain of a stiff neck. It is also common that they trace from the neck around the back of the ear to the temple. When asked about their eyes, they often …

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