The anterior tender point for C1 is located on the posterior ramus of the mandible, and can be found bilaterally. This tender point may be related to muscular tensions, or a rotation/sidebending dysfunction to C1. The muscle targeted is the rectus capitis anterior
The anterior tender points for C2 - C6 are located on the anterior surfaces of the transverse processes. These correspond to the affected vertebrae. These can usually be felt within the posterior triangle of the neck bilaterally. These tender points largely involve the longus capitis and longus colli muscles.
The anterior cervical tender point is located at the clavicular attachments of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. This is approximately 1 cm lateral to the sternal end of the clavicle.
The anterior cervical tender point is located at the sternal attachment of the sternocleidomastoid. This tender point is located just medial to the sternal end of the clavicle, at the suprasternal notch.
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