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
JournalKorean Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume59
Issue numberSUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1

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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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Posterior auricular pain caused by the trigger points in the sternocleidomastoid muscle aggravated by psychological factors. / Min, Sam Hong; Chang, Seong Ho; Jeon, Se Keun; Yoon, Seung-Zhoo; Park, Ji Yong; Shin, Hye Won.

In: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 59, No. SUPPL., 01.12.2010.

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