Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. Pain Behind Ear Mostly, people complain of pain behind the ear. Often, they complain about “ear pain.” Then, when asked to touch the pain, they get more specific. Sometimes, they refer to as an earache. I ask if any sensations […]
Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain about a tender spot at the top of the neck 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
With this trigger point, people complain about tension and a focus on pain and tension at the base of their head. When I press for more detail, they may tell me about the tension in their neck and under the shoulder. It is easy to feel the tender knot on the backside about halfway down the
Sleeping on Your Side People complain of pain that disturbs their sleep when lying on the painful shoulder. Surprisingly, it creates pain as it is stretched when sleeping on the opposite shoulder too. It is a deeper pain than the illustration suggests. They have spent most of their time sleeping on that shoulder with that hand
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.
People often complain of pain in the upper neck with soreness on the top of the shoulder. Often, they are more focused on the pain in the upper neck than the top of their shoulder. Many patterns create pain and tension at the top of the neck. This referral pattern is not among the most
Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People with this referral pattern complain of headaches and pain at the base of the head. Several trigger points create pain in this area. The trigger point assessment does a great job connecting the problem to the muscle with NMT assessment.
Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. With this pattern, people complain of a headache behind the eye. That’s not enough information. When the headache pattern is severe, they may trace the pattern with their hand. Starting from the back of their neck, they move along the side
Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. Sometimes, Its One Side This headache pattern creates a strong band of tension along the base of the head that comes up over the back of the head. When it is only active on one side, the pain is focused