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The Rectus Capitis Posteriors

 

The rectus capitis muscles are often implicated as causing suboccipital headaches, Silvrback blog image

but, as you can see, the trigger point referral pattern is over the ear or in a "sunglass" pattern, as we often teach in our dry needling seminars.

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That is not to say . . .

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December 14, 2017

Ahh, yes... The Trapezius

We all know that needling the trapezius can be a great thing, especially with the typical "J" referral pattern working so well for headache and neck pain. 

We also know there is much literature to be found regarding its efficacy for: mechanical neck pain (1,2), myofascial pain (2-4), range of motion (5), local blood flow (6), . . .

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June 13, 2016

The Suboccipitals and Greater Occipital Nerve

 

I began this piece a while ago as part of a needling atlas that I was going to co author with one of my mentors, Dr Martha Lucas. The project proved to be more of a task than either of us realized, but some great information came out of it and I am passing some of that along to you here. This is a lengthy post, as the . . .

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May 30, 2016

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