The semispinalis cervicis is a major contributor to headaches, especially those in which the pain concentrates at the base of the skull extending up the back of the head. It can also contribute to tingling and burning in the back of the head and scalp.
The splenius cervicis muscle is located in the back of the neck. It contributes to throbbing pain at the back of the head that extends to the back of the eye. It can also contribute to blurred vision.
The oblique muscles are often thought of as the waist muscles. They contribute to pain on your side in the rib cage and waist area, lower abdomen, groin, and pelvis. They can also contribute to heartburn, indigestion, bladder pain and incontinence, and testicle pain.
The pectoralis minor muscle contributes to pain in the chest, shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers. Chest pain can be tenderness or sharp, burning stabbing pain. The pec minor can also contribute to pain in the upper back between the shoulder blades.
The trapezius muscle is located in the upper back. It can contribute to headaches and pain in the eye, jaw, neck, top of the shoulder and upper back. It can also contribute to tingling in the arm.
The rhomboids consist of two muscles, the rhomboid major and the rhomboid minor. They are located in the upper back and contribute to pain around the inner edge of the shoulder blade.
The rectus abdominis contributes to pain in the area around the sternum, across the upper back, across the buttocks, the lower abdomen, the pelvis. and testicles. It can also contribute to heartburn, indigestion, feeling bloated as well as mimicking urinary tract infection pain.
The quadratus lumborum muscle is known for sharp pain in the lower back and aching hip pain. Contributes to pain in the buttocks, groin and abdominal areas.
The piriformis muscle contributes to pain in the low back, buttocks, hip, and hip joint, pelvic area, and pain down the back of the thigh.
The gluteus maximus is the large muscle of the buttock. It contributes to low back, hip joint, and tailbone area. The muscles can also cause a burning and tingling sensation.
The iliocostalis lumborum can contribute to pain in the lower back, hip, buttock and occasionally the abdomen. The pain is often a deep aching pain that feels as though it originates in the hip or buttock.
A band of pain encircling the top of the head, pain in the temple area going into the eye, and pain in the back of the head is symptoms of trigger points in the semispinalis capitis muscle.
The iliopsoas muscles can contribute to lower back, abdomen, groin, upper leg, and pelvic pain. Standing from a sitting position is painful.
The gluteus medius is located in the hip and buttocks. It can contribute to pain in the low back, hip, buttock, and down the outside of the upper leg.
The gluteus minimus muscle can contribute to pain in the buttocks, hip, thigh, calf and ankle. Glute minimus dysfunction makes it difficult to cross legs.
The iliocostalis thoracis muscle can contribute to pain in the chest, upper back, lower back, and abdomen. Pain tends to be more concentrated around the shoulder blade and / or low back kidney area.
The longissimus thoracis muscle contributes to deep aching pain in the lower back, hip and buttocks. Rising from a sitting to a standing position can cause an extreme feeling of stiffness and a deep aching pain.
Pain in and around the ear that sometimes extends up toward the eye is a classic sign of longissimus capitis dysfunction