Head and Neck Muscles

Splenius Cervicis Muscle: Headache, Eye Pain, Blurred Vision

Pain in the shoulder / neck juncture, going up the neck and into the back of the eye as well as blurred vision can be an indication of splenius muscle dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms associated with the splenius cervicis muscle? Pain where the shoulder and neck join Aching throbbing pain that starts…

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Splenius Capitis Muscle: Pain At The Top Of The Head

Pain at the top of the head can be an indication of splenius muscle dysfunction. 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 (mastoid process)…

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Suboccipital Muscles: Headaches, Migraines, Eye Pain

The suboccipital muscles are prime contributors to headaches, migraines, and stiff neck. What are the pain and symptoms 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…

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

Pain on the side of the head around the ear, in the eyebrow area, cheek and upper teeth can signal temporalis muscle dysfunction 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…

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Occipitalis Muscle: Headaches, Head, Eye, Teeth Pain

The occipital muscle can contribute to headaches, migraines, eye and teeth pain as well as TMJ. 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…

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Orbicularis Oculi Muscle: Eye Pain and Twitching

Pain above the top of the eye going down the inside of the nose are signs of possible orbicularis oculi dysfunction. 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…

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Frontalis Muscle: Forehead, Sinus Pain, Headaches

Pain and aching across the forehead are often a result of tension or trigger points in the frontalis muscle. What pain and symptoms are associated with the frontalis? Aching pain across the forehead Can contribute to eye strain What pain and symptoms are associated with the frontalis? Aching pain in the forehead Can contribute to…

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

The masseter muscle can contribute to many areas of pain in the face and head. It often mimics sinusitis. What are the pain and symptoms 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…

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

Scalene muscles are a prime contributor to thoracic outlet syndrome as well as neck, shoulder, chest, upper back and arm pain What are the pain and symptoms 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…

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