U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
GR
A 21-year-old female asked:

I have really tight neck, shoulder and upper back muscles. doctor said that they are causing my tight head and off balance feeling. can they cause it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Fred Vandusen
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: all of us that work out have a tendency to neglect stretching. Stretches , yoga or meditation should probably take 10 to 15 minutes within the hour at the gym. Our modern life with electronic media puts a lot of strain on the muscles of the neck and upper torso, which can create headaches and muscle imbalance. If you have trouble stretching yourself,consider treating yourself to a massage!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Aug 17, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.