Differential or Erroneous Diagnosis

Pectoralis Major trigger points: erroneous and differential diagnoses

The trigger points of the Pectoralis Major can cause extremely alarming misdiagnoses, especially when they simulate severe heart problems.

In addition, there are somatovisceral effects which consist of somatic-muscular reflections of visceral syndromes. In such cases, the trigger points of the Pectoralis Major can: not exclude, co-exist or be a consequence of cardiac syndromes.

It is therefore always importat to rule out conditions that give similar symptoms, including Angina Pectoris.

Erroneous diagnoses caused by Sternocleidomastoid trigger points

The syndrome caused by trigger points in the Sternocleidomastoids can give rise to the most varied diagnoses, as trigger points in the Sternocleidomastoid muscles are a cause of problems not only of pain and motor nature, but also proprioceptive and systemic nature.