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Can sternocleidomastoid muscle get caught on something? felt an intense snapping in that area running from behind ear down neck. area is now sore.

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Neck: Could be muscle spasm, a nerve pain from the neck nerves, muscle inflammation. Start with warm compresses every three to four hours, restrict exercise or lifting, but do check it out with your doctor
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher commented
Neurology 34 years experience
In agreement, but to answer your question: No, the muscle can't "get caught" on anything.
Sep 7, 2014

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