Caring for Face Pain and Sleep Apnea
Rich Hirschinger, DDS, MBA
Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain
9615 Brighton Way, Suite 323
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Splenius Capitis Neck Muscle

Splenius capitis is a muscle that is responsible for extending your head and neck. If you extend your head and neck forward a lot, such as when you look down to text or use your mobile phone, this muscle can cause pain that can refer to the top of the head.

The red dot represents the source of the pain and the bright red area represents where the pain can be felt, or the site of the pain. When pain is felt is a remote site from the source, we call that myofascial pain.