Digastric Muscle Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before you read about digastric trigger points and its pain you may want to find out more about the digastric muscle itself. The digastric muscle, together with the pterygoid muscles and its synergists, the other suprahyoid muscles, is primarily responsible for opening the jaw. Therefore, overload can occur in this muscle during habitual open mouth … Read more

Splenius Capitis and Cervicis Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before you read about splenius capitis and cervicis trigger points, referred pain, and self-massage, you may want to learn more about these muscles. Splenius Trigger Point Causes and Symptoms Trigger points in these muscles are one of the many causes of headache of myogenic origin. TrP’s in the splenius capitis and cervicis muscles can be … Read more

Scalene Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

The scalene muscles of the neck are quite complex and can be a huge source of pain from myofascial trigger points. You may want to find out more about the scalenes before you read on about scalene pain syndromes. Scalene Trigger Point and Pain Causes As stated in the article linked above, since the scalenes … Read more

Levator Scapulae Trigger Point Referred Pain Patterns

Before your read about levator scapulae trigger points and their referred pain you may want to find out more about the levator scapulae muscles. Levator Scapulae Trigger Point Causes and Symptoms The levator scapulae is the neck muscle frequently responsible for a stiff neck.¬†Trigger points¬†in this muscle cause pain in the angle of the neck … Read more

Sternocleidomastoid Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before reading about sternocleidomastoid trigger points, you may want to find out more about the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Sternocleidomastoid Trigger Point Causes and Symptoms There is rarely pain present in the sternocleidomastoids themselves but they have the potential to refer a large amount of pain to areas of the head, face, throat, and sternum (see trigger … Read more