Got Headaches? Stick a needle in it!

Sounds mean- but it works!  I have several patients who are successfully controlling their headaches/ migraines with dry needling to the muscles that radiate pain into the head.  These patients are ecstatic to be off medications and to be able to be highly functional without the constant fear of the pain.

Although each person is different, the most commonly involved muscles are the shoulders (upper traps), the back of the head (the occiput) and the muscles on the side of the neck (sternocleidomastoids, levator scapulae.)

If you battle chronic headaches, consider dry needling.  Below is a link from The American Physical Therapy Association that nicely explains the concept of dry

needling. www.jospt.org/doi/pdf/10.2519/jospt.2013.0505?code=jospt-site 

 

 

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