Anatomy of the occipitofrontalis muscle.
This muscle is composed of an anterior frontal part and an occipital part (in red).
They are attached to an aponeurosis which covers the skull (in yellow) and which slides over the latter with the skin.
the median and lateral part of this aponeurosis is connected to the temporalis muscle.
Myofascial syndrome of the occipitofrontalis muscle.
The pain associated with myofascial frontal syndrome is located next to the muscle (red zone).
It is caused by a worried mimicry or permanent concentration with wrinkling of the forehead.
It is often associated with myofascial syndrome of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
The treatment consists of reducing this tension linked to mimicry and practicing regular ischemic compression on the painful area.
Pain associated with occipital muscle myofascial syndrome is located on the lower part
side of the head and at eye level (red zone).