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

Trapezius Trigger Points and Referred Pain Pattern

Before you read about trapezius trigger points, their referred pains patterns, and self-release, you may want to find out more about the trapezius muscles. Although the trapezius is a very strong muscle, quite capable of handling its normal day-to-day functions, certain activities can overload the muscle and result in trigger points. Trapezius Trigger Points Causes … 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