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the suboccipital muscle

Post  lavenderfield on Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:47 pm

Can anyone tell me if they know anything about the "suboccipital muscles" and if it's the answer to healing my migraines. If this is so then why do doctors and specialists never talk about this muscle. So many years of pain and medication. Rrrr the answer can't be that simple, loosening the suboccipital muscles. Really!

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Re: the suboccipital muscle

Post  mxgo on Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:18 pm

Have you seen this web site, that describes muscles (including the sub occipitals) that may contribute to head pain:

http://round-earth.com/HeadPainIntro.html

Martin


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Suboccipital Nerve

Post  praying for hope on Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:52 am

I have taken shots in the back of my head around the suboccipital nerves on both sides that help decrease the activity of the nerves. The shots last depending on the person anywhere from a week to 3 weeks.

The worked fairly well for me and lasted about a week and a half each visit.

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Re: the suboccipital muscle

Post  lavenderfield on Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:09 am

Yes tried botox on the neck many years ago. Very expensive. However, my massuese says she will work on the suboccipital muscles and nerves and after awhile it will just be maintenance. Thank goodness.

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Re: the suboccipital muscle

Post  ConcordGrape on Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:03 pm

My PT works on this area, and also the two acupuncturists I've tried have triggered them with needles. I think there is a link b/t inner eyebrow area --> suboccipital muscles --> mid back/postural muscle tightness. So tension in one of these areas will cause flare ups in another (in our case, migraines). I just skimmed the link Martin shared, but it looks on-point!

I know working on tense muscles will help, but I question the long-term effects. Massage and acupuncture seem to be very short-term (and expensive) solutions. I'm hoping that PT and postural strengthening will make a difference in the long run.
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Re: the suboccipital muscle

Post  mxgo on Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:37 am

Youtube has a lot of stretch videos that address specific muscles, that might help with the tense muscles.

Martin

I forgot to mention that muscle relaxants will also help with tense muscles.
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