There are many types of headaches such as tension, stress, anxiety headaches, migraines etc. each of them feels and manifests differently in our body.
I treat clients with headaches and migraines regularly in my practice. The most important question I ask a client who comes in with headache is; Where is your headache located? It gives me an indication of which muscle to treat for a trigger point.
What is a trigger point you might be wondering?
A trigger point is a taut band within a muscle which when compressed can cause pain, numbness and tingling in same or in other muscles in a predictable pattern (as you can see on pictures).Headaches and migraines trigger points develop in neck and shoulders muscles. What is causing the trigger point? It can be poor posture, lack of movement, stress, muscle tension, dehydration, lack of sleep, wrong sleeping position etc.
GOOD NEWS is that we can treat them and get relief from headaches and migraines. You can try to treat them by yourself, check this video on how to get ease from some common headaches.