Posterior auricular pain caused by the trigger points in the sternocleidomastoid muscle aggravated by psychological factors

Sam Hong Min, Seong Ho Chang, Se Keun Jeon, Seung Zhoo Yoon, Ji Yong Park, Hye Won Shin

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Abstract

Psychological factors play a significant role in the pain mechanism, and psychological approaches may be useful complements to traditional medical and surgical treatments in pain management. The authors report a case of recurrent severe posterior auricular pain caused by trigger points in the right sternocleidomastoid muscle and influenced by stressful psychological situations (e.g., family affairs, job loss) in a 50-year-old man.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S229-S232
JournalKorean journal of anesthesiology
Volume59
Issue numberSUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec

Keywords

  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Posterior auricular pain
  • Psycological factor
  • Sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Trigger point injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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