A very common cause of eye pain is trigger points in the muscles of the head and neck. In cases where the cause cannot be determined, DMR therapy® may be the answer to eye, ear or jaw pain.
Eye pain can take many forms and have many causes. The eye itself may hurt from trauma, abrasion, inflammation, and infection among others. This may cause loss of vision, redness, protrusion, swelling around the eye or discharge. Any of these problems could be serious and need to be checked out by a doctor.
On the other hand, many people suffer from aching around and behind the eye. Often the cause is not obvious and medical personnel have no solution other than an aspirin or pain reliever. This pain, sometimes throbbing, sometimes steady is what I’d like to address in this article.
Often this type of pain is accompanied by headaches or neck pain. Sometimes vision becomes blurred, often in just one eye. A very common cause of this eye pain is trigger points in the muscles of the head and neck. The occipitalis at the base of the skull is often the culprit, but it can also be caused by the temporalis on the side of the head, the masseter in the jaw, the SCM, which is the thick muscle in the front of the neck or the splenius muscles of the back of the neck.
The offending muscle can often easily be discovered by pressing on the trigger point that causes the pain. Pressure will recreate or intensify the pain temporarily which will confirm that this trigger point is the source of the pain. Releasing the trigger point will almost always give immediate relief.