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Neck feels tight and numb

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
Neurology 58 years experience
Muscle tension: If you stretch the neck by looking towards the left and the tingling is on the right side, that is produced by muscle tension; the opposite may be pro... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Muscle cramps.: It could be muscle cramps. We can get cramps in that area, just as we can in our thighs, calves, shoulders, etc. You can try stretching your neck, jaw... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 36 years experience
Numbness: Numb sensations are not normal. Tmj can have various symptoms, however...You should see the emergency room as soon as possible to rule out heart or st... Read More
Dr. Robin Santiago
Dentistry 9 years experience
Not liekly: Tmj means temperomandibular joint - or jaw joint. Problems of jaw related pain are called tmd or temperomandibular dysfunction. Sore muscles, joint no... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Numbness a concern: Numbness in the face presents a problem that i think and ENT or neurologist should see first. A tmj/tmd element, possibly, but a numbness can be from... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes: 40's male with "tight neck and shoulder" with facial numbness describes a symptom constellation compatible with thoracic outlet syndrome. Within the ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Nondiagnostic: This constellation of symptoms require a thorough history and physical examination for diagnosis. Referral to a neurologist and/or an otolaryngologist... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Not really: It would be difficult for an undergarment to cause numbness in the hands. Hand symptoms can arise from changes in the neck, but normally much closer ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Neck v cardiac v: This could be a lower level cervical disc herniation at c6-7 or c7-t1 or it could be a heart issue or even an upper love lung problem . Your age woul... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Thoracic outlet syndrome from tight scalene the negative test should be readsuring to you that nothing structural is happening megative emgs are alway... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Powers
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Neuro or vascular : From your brief description it sounds like you could have some compression on your cervical spinal cord in your neck or a compressive neuropathy of... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 46 years experience
Chronic neck tightne: Chronic muscle tightness in neck can cause altered inal motion and affect the nerves and ganglions in parts of the nervouus system that can cause some... Read More

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