The Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle is a long, thin muscle that runs from the base of your skull to your collarbone. It’s a very important muscle, as it helps to move your head and neck. However, trigger points in this muscle can cause a lot of problems. When trigger points here are active, they can cause pain and stiffness in the neck, jaw, and head. They can also cause dizziness, headaches, and ear pain. In addition, trigger points in this muscle can cause referred pain in the shoulders and arms. Therefore, it’s important to get rid of these trigger points as soon as possible. The good news is that there are a number of effective treatments for SCM trigger points. These include massage, stretching, and trigger point injections. If you’re suffering from SCM trigger points, talk to your doctor or massage therapist about the best treatment option for you.
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