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OC Head & Jaw Pain Relief: Meet the 16 Muscles Causing Your Headaches, Migraines & Jaw Pain

Updated: Feb 22

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Unlocking the Mystery of Headaches, Migraines & Jaw Pain: Explore the 16 Muscles Behind the Discomfort. Book a Session at OC Elite Recovery and Liberate Yourself from Head Pain Today!


Are You Experiencing:

  • Frequent headaches?

  • Unbearable migraines?

  • Sinus pressure or toothache-like pain without cavities?

  • TMJ or teeth grinding?

  • Stiff neck upon waking?

  • Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)?

  • Vertigo or frequent dizziness?

  • Drooling in your sleep or difficulty swallowing?


If you answered yes to any of these, the root cause might not be in your head, even though it feels that way. Often, pain originates from other areas of the body and refers to the head. That's why having a skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is crucial for effective relief.


Reasons Behind Head Pain and Where These 16 Trigger Points Are Located:

  1. Sternocleidomastoid - Neck muscle; trigger points may cause pain referring to the head, often presenting as a headache.

  2. Splenius Capitis  - Neck muscle; trigger points can refer pain to the head or behind the eyes, causing headache-like sensations.

  3. Trapezius  - Upper back muscle; trigger points might cause headache and neck pain. - Upper back muscle; trigger points might cause headache and neck pain.

  4. Semispinalis Capitis - Neck muscle; trigger points can refer pain to the head, contributing to headaches.

  5. Splenius Cervicis  Neck muscle; trigger points may cause headache-like pain.

  6. Suboccipital Group - Muscles at the base of the skull; trigger points can cause headaches and neck pain.

  7. Occipitalis Head muscle; trigger points may cause pain at the back of the head.

  8. Digastric  Jaw muscle; trigger points might contribute to jaw pain and headaches.

  9. Temporalis  Jaw muscle; trigger points can cause headaches and jaw pain.

  10. Masseter Jaw muscle; trigger points may contribute to jaw pain and headaches.

  11. Frontalis  - Forehead muscle; trigger points can cause forehead pain and headaches.

  12. Zygomaticus - Cheek muscle; trigger points may contribute to cheek pain and headaches.

  13. Lateral Pterygoid  - Jaw muscle; trigger points can cause jaw pain and headaches

  14. Medial Pterygoid  Jaw muscle; trigger points might contribute to jaw pain and headaches.

  15. Buccinator  - Cheek muscle; trigger points may cause cheek pain and headaches.

  16. Platysma - Neck muscle; trigger points can contribute to neck pain and headaches


Explore the Referral Pain Chart:

By applying pressure on the X marks for 10 to 20 seconds, you may feel referral pain in the blue areas, providing insights into the interconnected nature of pain in the body.

Understanding these trigger points and their referred pain patterns is essential for targeted treatment and effective relief. If you're struggling with head pain, migraines, or jaw pain, book a session at OC Elite Recovery to address the root cause and experience lasting relief.


 

Understanding these trigger points and their referred pain patterns is crucial. A skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is essential to identify and address the source of your discomfort, even if the pain seems unrelated to the feet.. Looking for trusted referrals outside of soft tissue work in the OC area click button below:

 
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Tiffany Sandoval

Hi I'm Tiffany Sandoval, OC's trusted Elite Pain Relief & Mobility Expert with over 13 years. My expertise is backed by certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, FST-Neuromyofascial Tissue Practice, and Vodder Certified Manual Lymph Drainage, allowing me to offer specialized care tailored to your needs. Let's work together to unlock your body's potential, regain mobility, and pave the way for a pain-free, active lifestyle. Connect with her here or on LinkedIn.

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