Monday, April 15, 2013

Chronic Neck Pain Is Associated with Taut and Tender Jaw Muscles

For the subjects in this study, those with mechanical chronic neck pain had more latent trigger points (taut and tender spots in the muscles indicating nerve irritation) in the chewing muscles and reduced jaw opening compared to healthy controls.

And for those of you with a fascination with the physiology of the nervous system:

The authors of the study stated that the spread of sensitization from the cervical spine to the trigeminal brain stem sensory nuclear complex could have been the cause of the trigger points.J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012 Nov-Dec;35(9):678-84


  1. post is informative about all the muscles specialy the neck pain ......

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