Three A mazing M uscles. Sternocleidomastoid. This muscle has an astounding array of referred phenomena:
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
This muscle has an astounding array of referred phenomena:
Intense headache, eye and facial pain, teary eyes, dizzyness, imbalance, narrowing of the eye, blurred vision, dimming of perveiced light, tinnitus (ringing in your ear), ear pain, deafness, coughing, throat….. sinuses
Often related to poor neck posture, whiplash injuries
This muscle (your ‘fillet steak’) lies to the front and side of your lower back.
In my experience it is OFTEN the ………(trigger ?). behind disc pathologies. Patients will usually present with low back pain, though there pain may be in the sacro-iliac area, anterior and lower abdominal are, or groin.
Spasm in this muscle can be extremely debilitating as it causes compression across the lower back. Patients will find it difficult to lean backwards, stand upright, walk – especially fast or sit for prolonged periods of time. There may also be some associated abdominal symptoms.
I had a patient who presented with abdominal pain after moving house. She had spent R17 000 by the time she saw me, and next on the cards was a laparotomy.
It took 3 treatments to clear her pain!! An expensive journey.