Ch 6: Muscle Dysfunction in the Head, Neck & Shoulders

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Muscle Dysfunction in the Head, Neck & Shoulders - Chapter Summary

We've provided informative lessons on muscle dysfunction in the neck, head and shoulders in this helpful and easy-to-follow chapter. Our lessons outline the causes of tonic tensor tympani syndrome, the symptoms of omohyoid syndrome, the recovery time needed after a rotator cuff injury, plus much more. You can work as quickly or as slowly as you need with our lessons, going back to review the information as many times as required for mastery. There's also a short quiz with each lesson to help you check you've understood what you've learned. After you've completed this chapter, you should be able to achieve the following goals:

  • Outline the treatment for stapedial myoclonus
  • Explain some of the symptoms of auricular chondritis
  • Discuss what causes levator scapulae syndrome
  • Detail how splenius capitis syndrome is treated
  • Identify some of the common symptoms of sternocleidomastoid syndrome
  • Define thoracic outlet syndrome and its diagnosis
  • Describe deltoid muscle atrophy and its causes
  • Provide a definition of supraspinatus tendinosis and its treatment
  • Outline subacromial impingement and what causes it

13 Lessons in Chapter 6: Muscle Dysfunction in the Head, Neck & Shoulders
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Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

1. Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Tonic tensor tympani syndrome is a condition related to anxiety that can drastically affect a person's ability to hear. Continue reading to learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for tonic tensor tympani syndrome.

Stapedial Myoclonus: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

2. Stapedial Myoclonus: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Stapedial Myoclonus is a condition that happens in the middle ear and is often difficult to diagnose. This lesson will discuss the definition, symptoms, and treatment of stapedial myoclonus.

Auricular Chondritis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

3. Auricular Chondritis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Have you ever had a sore ear? In this lesson, we will learn what auricular chondritis is. We will learn what symptoms are associated with it and how to treat it.

Levator Scapulae Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

4. Levator Scapulae Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

The levator scapulae is a muscle located in the neck that can often become irritated and inflamed, resulting in levator scapulae syndrome. This lesson will teach you all about this syndrome, including its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Omohyoid Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

5. Omohyoid Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

The omohyoid muscle is a very important muscle of the neck that can oftentimes get irritated and damaged, leading the omohyoid syndrome. Be sure to check out this lesson to learn all about omohyoid syndrome, including its symptoms and treatment.

Splenius Capitis Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

6. Splenius Capitis Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Splenius capitis syndrome is a condition that can cause severe pain that radiates to multiple parts of the body. Continue reading to learn more about splenius capitis syndrome, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Sternocleidomastoid Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

7. Sternocleidomastoid Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

The sternocleidomastoid is a long muscle of the neck that can become irritated, leading to a condition called sternocleidomastoid syndrome. Be sure to watch this lesson to learn about this syndrome, including the symptoms and treatments.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Definition, Causes & Types

8. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Definition, Causes & Types

This lesson will describe thoracic outlet syndrome, which is a condition that affects the nerves and/or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet, or the area between the lower neck and upper chest.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

9. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

In this lesson, you will learn about Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a collection of symptoms that result from compression, or squeezing, in the narrow space between the collarbone and the first rib. We will describe the varied symptoms and their causes, how the syndrome is diagnosed, and how it is treated, through both non-surgical and surgical measures.

Deltoid Muscle Atrophy: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

10. Deltoid Muscle Atrophy: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

The deltoid muscle is in your shoulder. In this lesson, we will learn what happens when that muscle has atrophy. We will learn what causes it, what the symptoms are, and what treatment is available.

Rotator Cuff Injury: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery Time

11. Rotator Cuff Injury: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery Time

A rotator cuff injury is a common ailment of the shoulder. In this lesson, you will learn the symptoms, treatment, and recovery time for a rotator cuff injury.

Supraspinatus Tendinosis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

12. Supraspinatus Tendinosis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Supraspinatus tendinosis is a common source of shoulder pain in athletes and older adults. Symptoms range from mild discomfort to complete loss of function. Treatment consists of NSAIDs, physical therapy and occasionally arthroscopic surgery.

Subacromial Impingement: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

13. Subacromial Impingement: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

A subacromial impingement is a common shoulder injury for many athletes. Read this lesson to learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of a subacromial impingement, as well as which athletes are most likely to suffer this injury.

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