Iliocostalis (1) is subject to attack by a shoulder virus that then irritates the muscle into violent contraction. This irritation spreads, by contact, to all the muscles meeting at "Grand Central Station" where Longissimus Capitis (22), Rotatares (4), and Semispinalis Cervicis (5) share the connect point with 1. It also spreads into Serratus Anterior 1st Digitation (2), downward to the southern tip of the scapula, where it produces a "catch" sensation when the shoulder blade is moved. Endorphins usually numb pain in the upper shoulder such that the closest conscious pain is at the "catch" area (see illustration on bottom of page 13 in "What's Really Wrong With You"). Pulse the common connection point and all the muscles involved along their length. Pulse 1 at one inch intervals from the "Grand Central Station" down to the 'catch" point.
The buried 2, which attaches the top of the scapula to the ribs, is responsible for the feeling of tension in the shoulder that is usually mistakenly blamed on the more visible Trapezius (3). Pulse 2 from the scapula forward to its rib attachment.
3 carries the irritation to the scalene muscles, whose lower ends also attach to the ribs.
4 can create the sensation of a "crick" in the neck, and even electrical shock on movements. 5 has its upper connection on C2, spreading the irritation to other muscles attached there.
To treat a "crick in the neck" or a "catch in the back", pulse all of the muscles listed here. They are all interconnected in their irritation by their shared connection points, and all of them need to be treated to bring the fastest relief
Treat SCM (23) for coughing & and Digastric (24) for dizziness or nausea.