Headache can be referred from traps +/- levator scap, unless the exercises were given targeting these two muscles at correct dosage, I prob wouldn't expect any changes, for tough to ease problem, I often use dry needling as well, its effectiveness were well documented in research studies. Joint dysfunction in neck can cause referred pain as well, so I would expect they have done some mobilization. The point is when they performed treatments on you, whether it made any changes? even better or worse is much better than no change, coz that would signal they have targeted the right area. The main reason I suggest physio is because given that you have already gone to the most accurate diagnostic image, ie MRI, and nothing significant was found, that means that we can almost be certain that there is nothing permanently damaged. This leaves the rest to the physio related.
If you have seen well experienced physio and surely didn't work, then of course there are things you can try to 'manage' rather than cure the pain, that will be use of TENS machine to numb the pain without actual treating the cause of problem. I however don't advise you go down to this path unless your condition is well investigated, because once you go down to this path, it's going to be a disabling problem that you can't get rid of, and I've seen many ended up in unemployment and on disability pension.
If you have spent that much money and wouldn't mind to spend another couple of sessions in physio with me (if you are in Melbourne), I will be keen to have a look. Part of my background is community health which 90% of patients I saw in this area got chronic and complex medical issues, and I was praised for fixing pain that others can't. There was no miracle I can promise, if something can be fixed, it will be fixed with right person, if it can't be fixed, then no matter who you see, it just won't. I will be upfront and tell you what I think after assessment, instead of getting you coming back repetatively. Don't give up yet, coz it eventually ends up worse, ie not only the pain, but also involve work and family.
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