Hi. I've had neck pain for about five years. It consists of dull ache, stiffness/decrease in range of motion, popping around spine/shoulders, and occasionally sharp pains from between shoulder blades to base of skull. After seeing many doctors, I'm trying acupuncture.
I just had my second session. After the first, I felt fine. However, yesterday (second treatment), my acupuncturist asked if I ever have headaches related to this condition. I explained that once in a while the pain radiates up to the base of my skull. This time, she tried a point on the top of my head. I should probably mention that this is acupuncture with a low amount of electricity going between the needles (I don't know if this is standard or not).
Starting last night and continuing this morning, I've had a headache and have been a little bit unbalanced. The headache isn't localized on the point, but I can't think of anything else I've done differently that would cause a headache. This isn't like the pain I occasionally experience from the neck pain, but is in the front of my head as well. I'm wondering if it is possible that using a point on the head with electricity would cause a headache like this. I'm going to ask her not to use this point again.