* TENSION HEADACHES
✔️Can be related to forward head posture(SCM, upper trapezius, suboccipitals, scalenes, and more)
* CLUSTER HEADACHES
❌MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT❌
- “A hyper-irritable spot in the skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taught band. The spot is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, referred tenderness, motor dysfunction, and autonomic phenomena.”
📕Travell, Janet G., and Lois S. Simons. Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual. Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
1. Distinguish which type of pain pattern the patient is experiencing.(Ask if there is any history of injury/surgery/trauma to the area)
2. Have patient perform ranges of motion of the muscle mimicking the referral pain they are having.
3. Record restricted motion or pain/discomfort through movements if present.
4. Perform soft tissue re-education (as long as there weren’t any contraindications) on specific muscles that are creating the referred pain.
5. Take patient through same range of motion before the body work to assess any difference in restriction, or pain through movements.
6. Depending on patient’s reassessment, always collaborate with their physicians(chiro’s, acupuncture, primary care, or specialists) to integrate a comprehensive plan in order to resolve patient’s current condition.
SLIDESHOW MUSCLES IN ORDER: