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Neck Pain Relief Massage Near LA
Los Angeles,
West Hollywood, Beverly Hills

Trigger points are a common cause of  Neck Pain.
Woke up with neck pain?
Can't move your head?
Pain between Shoulder  Blade?

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While nearly everyone has experienced muscle tension pain, the discomfort associated with myofascial pain syndrome persists or worsens. Myofascial pain occurs in about 85% of people sometime during their life. Even this high percentage may not be accurate. Myofascial pain is often under-diagnosed, misdiagnosed or overlooked because it’s hidden in another type of diagnosis such as headache, neck and shoulder pain. Men and women are equally affected, though middle-aged inactive women are at the highest risk.

The feature of Trigger Points has in common:

• Pain, often exquisite, at the specific point
• A nodule set deep within a tight band of muscle
• When pressed, pain radiates out in a specific way that can be
reproduced (map)
• The pain felt can not be explained by a neurological examination

What is a referred pain map?

When we’re talking about trigger point referred pain, it’s not the same as

the referred shoulder pain you get from appendicitis, or, even the pain

you get in your jaw or arm when having a heart attack. Instead, when you

press on a trigger point for five or six seconds, it results in part, or all, of

the pain map turning on, replicating your symptoms. Often, where the

trigger point is, and where you feel the pain, are two entirely different

places on your body.

Trigger Point Pain Pattern may refer to an unlikely part of your body, like deep dull achy spasms.


You should see a doctor if your pain is severe, unusual, or doesn’t go away. Pain is a sign that something could be wrong. Your condition might not be serious, but it could be. If it’s bothersome in any way, you will want to get it checked out.

General information is provided for every muscle listed and is intended to educate the general population on pain that arises from the muscular system.  This information is not intended to provide medical advice or to replace the advice of a licensed physician. 

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Myofascial Trigger Point Release 
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Lavetor Scapulae Trigger Point Pressure Release by Jesse Anoraj, Neuromuscular Therapist
Sternocliedomastoid Trigger Point Pressure Release by Jesse Anoraj, Neuromuscular Therapist

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Scalenes Trigger points can produce a complex pain pattern that is deep,

aching, and persistent. Pain can be experienced in the upper chest and/or the

upper back; it can be experienced in the side or back of the shoulder and arm and on the thumb side of the arm and hand, including the thumb and index finger. The pain can be in all of these places or it can be in only one of them, and the location of pain can change from one day to the next. In addition to pain you might feel weakness in the hand and arm that makes you drop things

unexpectedly. Pain may disturb your sleep, but it is relieved by sleeping in a sitting position or propped up.  The symptom is likely experience minimal restriction of range of motion when rotating the head, but greater restriction when bending it to the side.

Levator Scapulae trigger points pain will be felt at the angle of the neck where the neck and the shoulder meet. There might also be some pain in the upper back, just between the shoulder blade and the spine. The hallmark of active levator scapulae trigger points is a stiff neck that won’t let you turn your head fully to the same side as the pain.

When trigger points are present in Semispinalis Capitis, pain encircles the head, with its greatest intensity experienced at the temple and forehead over the eye. Think of a painful vice-like grip around your head that is focused over your eye. Semispinalis Cervicis trigger points produce pain and soreness at the base of the skull and into the neck. When trigger points are present there will be

difficulty dropping your head downward (flexing the head and neck) and looking

up and back (extending the neck and head). You won’t be able to do either



Sternocleidomastoid is flexor of the neck

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Referred Pain Pattern
Referred Pain Pattern

SCM Trigger Point Referred Pain Pattern

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Trapezius Muscles
Trapezius Muscles

Trapezius Muscles Upper, Middle and Lower

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Referred  Pain Patterns
Referred Pain Patterns

Trapezius Muscles Referred Pain Patterns

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Scalene muscles
Scalene muscles

These muscles are the scalenus anterior (anterior scalene), scalenus medius (middle scalene) and scalenus posterior (posterior scalene).

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Referred Pain Patterns
Referred Pain Patterns

Scalene muscles Referred Pain Patterns

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Levator Scapulae
Levator Scapulae

Levator Scapulae Muscle of the Neck

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Referred Pain Patterns
Referred Pain Patterns

Levator Scapulae Referred Pain Patterns

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Splenuis Capitis/ Cervicis
Splenuis Capitis/ Cervicis

Splenuis Capitis / Splenuis Cervicis

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Referred Pain Patterns
Referred Pain Patterns

Splenuis Capitis / Splenuis Cervicis Referred Pain Patterns

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Cervical Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet joint syndrome in the neck can produce neck and shoulder pain that can restrict your range of motion, making it difficult to rotate your head comfortably.

Cervical Facet Joint Syndrome
Whiplash / Neck Strain

Whiplash is a type of neck injury that can occur as a result of a sudden and forceful movement of the head and neck, such as in a car crash, sports accident, or physical assault. It is caused by the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the neck, which can result in strain or sprain of the neck muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues. Whiplash can also result in nerve damage, herniated discs, and other spinal injuries.

The signs and symptoms of whiplash can include:

  1. Neck pain and stiffness

  2. Headaches

  3. Dizziness

  4. Shoulder pain

  5. Arm numbness or tingling

  6. Low back pain

  7. Fatigue

  8. Blurred vision

  9. Difficulty concentrating

  10. Memory problems

  11. Irritability

These symptoms may occur immediately following the injury or may develop gradually over time. In some cases, symptoms may not appear for several hours or even days after the injury. It is important to seek medical attention if you have been involved in an accident and experience any of these symptoms.

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