Omohyoid muscle and IJV compression

“In addition, the omohyoid muscle maintains a low pressure in the internal jugular vein by tensing the carotid sheeth”

The omohyoid is attached to the scapula, so there is a chance scapula problems/postural problems might cause issues with IJV via the omohyoid muscle…


This is very timely info, @ vdm. We have a member who is struggling w/ shoulder, rhomboid & rib pain along w/ VES (no surgery yet). The muscles are all somewhat functionally interconnected in that area of the upper back. That scapular dysfunction could indirectly impact the IJV is very interesting & is just another fact that shows what a complex interrelated network our muscles form w/in our bodies.