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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Inflammation: Inflammation of the tissues surrounding the heart and lungs (pleurisy and pericarditis) can cause pain along the left lateral neck muscle (trapezius) ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Whether or not this is restless leg syndrome will require a full medical assessment. If it is, then there are therapeutic options which can be tried. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Time for an exam: These sound serious enough to see a doctor for an exam. I doubt that you can get a valid diagnosis any other way and whatever it is, you'll probably n ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Not clear about your question.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Cervical strain: Neck muscles strain can cause headache, spasm and stiffness. Needs some muscle relaxants, pain meds, exercises. May be massage.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
very unusual: They are likely related to a similar cause. The potential list of causes can range from; poor postural mechanics, nerve root dysfunction from the neck ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: The shoulder and neck are intimately connected, primarily by the trapezius muscle. Problems in either area can refer pain to the other.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain, weakness, etc: Stiffness can be a sign or symptom. If truly stiff/loss of motion, then the diagnosis could actually be a frozen shoulder or arthritis. If just percei ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Doubtful: Other causes are much more likely
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: It could be anything from arthritis to nothing. Your doctor will be able to at least start you on the right path.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a physician to: Make sure it is only muscular stiffness and not something more concerning, especially when headaches are involved. Once you know it is only neck muscl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually not. : Shingles usually develop when you have immune function weakness, such as after catching cold, stress, emotional disturbance, post prolonged stressful ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
A : torn muscle in back will not affect nerves supplying arms and legs.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Possible: There must be a balance of muscles supporting the head to remain comfortable. The delts and lats help support the upper body and shoulders which are h ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are havin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sometime: An annular tear may cause secondary muscle spasm.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely HIV: These aren't common ways for ARS. The could be uncommon causes of end-stage HIV but even then it's not common to see just these symptoms. Muscle twit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is common after an acute shoulder dislocation to have swelling and muscle spasms. Persistent swelling or muscle spasms need to be evaluated.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No: You need to uncover the cause of the arm numbness. Some thoughts with chest symptoms, could be pectoralis minor syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, b ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle injury: Muscle injury can be detect by MRI in most cases. Weakness can be inferred by atrophy (less muscle mass than the opposite side) but cannot truly be me ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
That is not: An expected symptom of a sloped disc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Piriformis syndrome good example but not in back maybe in buttocks and neck scalene muscles in anterior neck , back pain not caused by pinched nerves ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle diso ... Read More

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