Head and Neck Muscles

Splenius Cervicis Muscle: Headache, Eye Pain, Blurred Vision

What pain and symptoms are associated with the splenius cervicis muscle? Pain where the shoulder and neck join Aching throbbing pain that starts at the back of the head and goes through to the back of the eye Numbness or pressure in the back of the head Migraine headaches Blurred vision with a headache Where…

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Splenius Capitis Muscle: Pain At The Top Of The Head

What pain and symptoms are associated with the splenius capitis muscle? Pain at the crown of the head Blurred vision Occasionally neck pain Where is the splenius capitis muscle? The splenius capitis muscle connects back of the skull to the neck vertebrae What movements do the splenius capitis muscle control? Turns the head Straightens the…

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Suboccipital Muscles: Headaches, Migraines, Eye Pain

 What pain and symptoms are associated with the suboccipital muscles Headaches with a band of pain on the side of the head that extends from the back of the head to the eye. Pain is felt deep in the head and is hard to describe. Migraine pain Stiff neck, usually without pain. Where are the Suboccipital…

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Temporalis Muscle: Headaches, Head, Cheek, Teeth, Pain

 What pain and symptoms are associated with the temporalis? Pain at the side of the head in front, above or behind the ear Pain in the eyebrow area Pain in the cheek Pain in the in the incisor and molar teeth Pain in the upper teeth when biting down Teeth that are sensitive to hot,…

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Occipitalis Muscle: Headaches, Head, Eye, Teeth Pain

What symptoms and pain are associated with the occipitalis muscle? Pain in the back of the head and toward the top of the head. Pain is described as deep down in the head Pain around the eye Teeth pain Tight scalp Where is the occipitalis muscle? The occipitalis is located at the back head, above…

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Orbicularis Oculi Muscle: Eye Pain and Twitching

 What pain and symptoms are associated with the orbicularis oculi muscle? Pain above the eye extending down the side of the nose and occasionally over into the cheek and down to the upper lip Excessive twitching of the eye May contribute to  a drooping upper eyelid Where is the orbicularis oculi muscle? The orbicularis oculi…

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Frontalis Muscle: Forehead Sinus Pain, Headaches

What pain and symptoms are associated with the Frontalis? Aching pain across the forehead Where is the frontalis muscle? The frontalis muscle is the muscle of the forehead. What movements does the frontalismuscle control? Wrinkles the skin of the forehead Elevates the eyebrows Activities that cause frontalis pain and symptoms: Constant raising of the eyebrows…

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Masseter Muscle: Jaw, Eye, Ear, Pain, Sensitive Teeth

What pain and symptoms are associated with the masseter? Jaw pain Teeth that are sensitive to hot, cold and/or pressure Pain under the eye and over the eye (often diagnosed as sinus pain) Pain deep in the ear Tinnitus or low roaring sounds in one ear Deep itching in the ear Where is the masseter…

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Scalene Muscles: Neck, Shoulder, Chest, Upper Back, Arm, Pain

 What pain and symptoms are associated with the Scalene Muscles?   Muscle twitching, jerking and restlessness similar to restless leg syndrome felt in the neck and shoulder is a classic sign of scalene dysfunction Pain in the shoulder that travels down the middle of the upper back toward the shoulder blade Pain in the upper…

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