When I recommend trigger point tools to my clients I always recommend that they also purchase Claire Davies The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief. Mr. Davies explain the trigger point phenomenon and muscle pain in everyday language. But what makes this book worth its weight in gold are the individual muscle trigger point treatments that Davies has compiled. His diagrams and step by step instructions help you locate which muscles are contributing to your pain, how to find the trigger point and treat it. It takes time and practice to master finding trigger points, but once you learn you have a tool and method to help relieve muscle pain throughout the body. If you are suffering from headaches that go up into the eyes, migraines and a painful stiff neck, treating the trigger points in the suboccipital muscles can help reduce or eliminate you pain. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in finding the cause and treating muscle pain.
Hi Sharon. Thee are a number of different causes of headaches as you can see from the article above. The headache you are describing may be linked to neck and upper back muscle spasm (yes, psychological stress is one possible cause as these muscles tense with stress) but it can also be linked to poor posture and a pinched nerve in the upper vertebrae (cervical vertebrae). These are some of the possible causes and there is no way of saying for sure without further diagnostic investigation. It may be advisable to consult with a specialist like a neurologist for further assessment.
Children’s pain must become a priority for all health care professionals. Health professionals must be trained in pain measurement and management techniques that are specific for infants and children, and there should be an expectation by children and their parents that pain will be assessed and managed. Health services officials must initiate programs to ensure that appropriate medications and the resources for non-pharmacological management are available and that pain is assessed, prevented, and treated. Countries around the world must proclaim that children have the right to the best pain management possible and put into place mechanisms to see that this right is realized.