Do you have
Splenius Capitis Neck Pain and Headache?
Splenius Capitis Muscle
Syndrome is a facial pain condition first described by Dr. Ernest in 1983.
The injured muscle radiates pain from the rear of the head, up over the ear,
to the cheek-bone, into the temple and behind as well as over the eye. This
disorder also radiates pain to the neck, shoulder and the arm. In the
intense phase of the headache, there may by sensitivity of the eye to light
as well as nausea and vomiting. The symptoms may mimic Migraine headache and
test to see if the Splenius Capitis Muscle is causing the pain is to
inject 1/2 cc of local anesthetic mixed with Cortisone into the
painful area at the rear of the head.
The pain reference areas from
Splenius Capitis Muscle Syndrome are located at the following sites:
Rear or head aches and hurts
and pressure behind eye
under eye may ache
and may be sensitive to light
should and arm pain
and vomiting is often experienced by the patient when the headache is
Splenius Capitis Muscle Syndrome
Injury to this muscle often results
from motor vehicular accidents, falls,
blunt trauma, and repeated or prolonged head
posture such as looking up to the 10 and 2 o'clock positions.