Posterior Neck Muscle Locations and Trigger Points

 

Headaches are the most troublesome pain experienced as a result of Posterior Neck muscle Trigger Points.

Migraine headaches, with pain inside the head all along one side generally result from Trigger Points in the muscles at the base of the skull.  Headaches which feel like a constricting band around the head are also attributed to these muscles.  In addition, these muscles can be a cause of blurred vision and pain behind the eyes.  

Posterior Neck Referred Pain Patterns

Trigger Points in the lower neck muscles can cause pain in the neck itself, but also frequently cause numbness, burning, or tingling in the back of the head and scalp.  They can also cause pain along the angle of the neck and upper shoulder.
Posterior Neck Stretch

 

Place hand on back of head.
Gently push chin to chest, until a stretch is felt.
Hold for 10-15 seconds.
Repeat three times, at least three times daily. 

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