Fascial Counterstrain for Headache Relief

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | June 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Use Fascial Counterstrain points to relieve your headaches! Acupressure points relieve headaches very efficiently.  We have learned about many of them in these blogs. However, what are fascia counterstrain points? For that matter, what is Fascial Counterstrain? Consult my book “Calming the Headache Storm,” to learn more about Counterstrain. Dr.  Lawrence Jones developed the Strain-Counterstrain …

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Headache Exercise Ideas – Conditioning and Cardiac Considerations

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | April 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Modified German Superset System Consider this system if your goals are to increase your strength and endurance quickly while working out at home. You also want a good cardio workout at the same time. In addition, you can more easily monitor your headache-producing muscles. Avoid flare-ups from overloading your neck and shoulder blade muscles. This …

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Headaches Associated With Ear Symptoms, Menstrual Cramps and “Brain Fog”

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | March 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Constellation of Symptoms Symptoms present themselves along with your headache that are difficult to shake. You may have dealt with these problems for so long you have simply accepted them. The following treatments offer some of you a way out. I present them to you with the understanding that the results are less certain than …

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Acupressure for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Headaches

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | January 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Link Between Headaches and Temporomandibular Dysfunction You may have heard of how acupuncture or acupressure can treat headaches. However, you may not have known acupressure points can also be used to treat your temporomandibular condition. Did you know that there some of the acupressure points that can treat both your headache and jaw pain …

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Your Headache Exercise Program – Starting is Half Done

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | January 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

New Year’s Resolutions Common New Year’s Resolutions include managing weight, relieving life stress and starting to exercise more! Once you have made up your mind to really follow through this time, you are halfway to your goal already. Let’s look at that exercise goal and see how it applies to your migraine. Exercise increases your …

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Put Your Headache Puzzle Pieces Together

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | December 4, 2021 | 2 Comments

Are you happy relying on your migraine medication to get through your headache misery? Do you mind taking an Ibuprofen or Tylenol when your occasional tension headache pops up? If you want other more natural alternatives, read on. You may not like the side effects of your current headache medications but see no alternative to …

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Temporomandibular Joint and Your Headache Connection

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | November 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

What are the Hallmarks of a Headache Which is Aggravated by Temporomandibular Joint Problems? If your temporomandibular joint generates your headaches, expect pain in your temples, forehead or eyes.  Your pain may appear on one side of your head on the same side as your jaw dysfunction. However, the pain can spread to both sides. …

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Neck Muscles at the Intersection of Headache and Jaw Pain

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | September 11, 2021 | 3 Comments

The Neglected Neck Muscles How often do you check the muscles on the side of your neck? Check them often to see if they are tight and tender! That is, check them if you suffer from headaches, jaw pain and stiffness, dizziness, eye and ear pain or poor balance. Your problems may stem in whole …

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Headaches and Neck Cracking

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | August 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Does Neck Cracking Help Headaches? Headache or neck pain afflicts many people for years. Therefore, people try all sorts of treatments to try to get relief.  Neck cracking, or cervical manipulation, is a treatment option for headaches. But is it the best treatment for you? Theoretically, you crack your neck to put your spine into …

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Mental Mindset to Minimize Migraine Headaches

By Craig Sather, Doctor of Physical Therapy | July 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Stress, stress, stress. Who doesn’t deal with stress? You wade through your stressful situation much easier if you do not have migraines. Unfortunately, stress itself triggers your migraines. Consequently, your migraines compound the difficulty in getting through a stressful situation. Migraines create more stress, which leads to more intense headaches. How do you get out …

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