A 20-year-old male asked:
can extreme stress cause a tight neck because i went to er for a panic attack dr says my lungs and heart seem find , is it asthma or bad stress?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ivy Fisher answered
43 years experience Pediatrics
Tight neck/panic: Hi! The symptoms use describe are not respiratory, but appear due to stress/panic attacks. You can develop palpitations and feel throat or chest tightness but have a normal exam as in the ER. Neck can tighten or you may have turned your head fast and had muscle strain of the neck, which Advil can help for that. Breathing in a paper bag to slow breathing down helps in the moment.
Answered on Nov 6, 2017
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