A 24-year-old female asked:
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when i tilt my head back i feel like i can’t pull it back up.. my neck muscles are always tight and i have anxiety. no pain just tension what is this?? i do have neck degeneration as well

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Tension headache. : Most likely explanation would be spasm of your neck muscles. Your suboccipital muscles connect your head to your upper back and it is common to get tension in these muscles. Tension and stress can cause this alone. However, if you have some primary neck degeneration that would contribute as well. Helpful things to consider would be muscle relaxer, physical therapy, relaxation techniques, massage
Answered on Oct 22, 2019
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