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The central nuchal ligament and the suboccipital and greater occipital nerves pass through the suboccipital muscles and play a role in posterior cranium tension headaches.
Palpation of the paraspinal structures of the cervical region as well as the spinous process tips and nuchal ligament from C1 through C7 produced severe pain.
Recently, O'Conell et al[1] described a fibrocartilaginous nodule in the posterior aspect of the base of the neck, at the junction of the nuchal ligament and the deep cervical fascia, that simulated a tumor.