suboccipital muscle

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sub·oc·cip·i·tal muscle

Any of a group of muscles located immediately below the occipital bone.
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Eighteen tender points were; the suboccipital muscle insertions, the anterior aspects of the intertransverse spaces at C5-C7, the midpoint of the upper border of trapezius muscle, origins of supraspinatus muscle above the scapula spine near the medial border, second rib at the second costochondral junctions, just lateral to the junctions on upper surfaces, lateral epicondyle at 2 cm distal to the epicondyle, gluteal region in upper outer quadrants of buttocks in anterior fold of muscle, greater trochanter, medial fat pad proximal to the knee joint line bilaterally.
To treat the cervicogenic headache, trigger point therapy was performed on the hypertonic suboccipital muscles in sitting.
The central nuchal ligament and the suboccipital and greater occipital nerves pass through the suboccipital muscles and play a role in posterior cranium tension headaches.
Trigger points in the suboccipital muscles and forward head posture in tension type headache.
Kulkarni V, Chandy MJ and Babu KS (2001): Quantitative study of muscle spindles in suboccipital muscles of human foetuses.