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what causes muscles to ripple in back of my head

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
26 years experience Family Medicine
Tension: Oftentimes, we keep our stress in the back on our neck or shoulders and it creates unnecessary tension. This prolonged tension will then cause the mu ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
TMJ: Hello. Yes TMJ can specifically cause these symptoms. See your dentist who may be able to initiate treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Tmj/tmd has many symptoms, but your issues should be evaluated because it could just be tmd/tmj, or possibly from another trigger or both.
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ: Yes, TMJ problem. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontis ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
20 years experience Pain Management
Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but it: would depend on extent and exact location of damage. Consult with your doctor if pain persists.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: You could have pulled a muscle in your neck or have a pinched nerve. You symptoms may resolve soon or could come back, or last for several weeks. If ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
22 years experience Family Medicine
Tight neck muscles: Yes, try some stretching exercises to relax the muscles in your neck.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Too long: In my experience,a headache of 7 days duration needs to be evaluated.Causes can be multiple and varied.An assessment is required.See your GP. Good luc ... Read More

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