September 29, 2013

Spasm of Cervical Spinal Muscles

Spasm of Cervical Spinal Muscles

Muscles in the cervical spine become tight and people often refer to them as “knots”. These knots are actually called “trigger points”. Trigger points usually follow a pattern and can be very painful in their active state. Muscles that can be affected in this region include:

  • Posterior cervical muscle.
  • Sub-occipital muscle.
  • Upper trapezium muscle.
  • Scalene Muscles.
  • Sternocleidomastoid Muscle.
  • Levator Scapulae Muscle.
  • Rhomboid Muscle.