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Are Neck Muscles Involved When Someone Has Bruxism
Probably not: Although the neck muscles can be involved in temporo-mandibular disorder (tmd), the muscles that are involved in bruxism are in the face and consist of the masseter, temporalis, and internal pterygoid muscles. These are the closers of the jaw and are directly involved in grinding of the teeth. Treatment is usually a mouth guard at night made by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I had a MRI on my jaw joint for bruxism. My neck muscles hurt more then the joint. Ear ringing and sore. Will the MRI show muscle inflamation?
It can show swelling: Mri imaging in general can demonstrate soft tissue swelling better than any other imaging modality. However, other than presurgical considerations i'm not sure what the utility or necessity of an MRI of the jaw might be to simply make a diagnosis of bruxism or determine the severity of the condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big head!: Infants have overall relatively low muscle tone and coordination because they have not used their muscles much, and their neurologic systems are still developing. Neck muscles seem especially poor in part due to the relatively large head which is out of proportion to the neck to begin with. ...Read more
Voice: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Heat and Posture: Muscles in the neck most commonly tighten from either poor posture (making them work harder to support your head), or from an injury to the neck (in which your muscles tighten up to provide support to the spine). Improving your posture and ergonomics is the best way to prevent tight muscles, and warm compresses are a good modality to help muscles relax. Then do gentle range of motion exercises. ...Read more
Torticollis: If you have torticollis, the best treatment is muscle relaxants and antiinflammatory drugs. But at home, you may starte with non steroidal antiinflammatory drug and keeping your neck warm and adding gentle massages, see if it works ( it may take a long time without muscle relaxant to have effects). ...Read more
Help! need to know if there's a compound exercise (weightlifting of course) that stimulates the neck muscles?
Neck muscles.: There are a few compound exercises that would stimulate the neck muscles. Upright rows. Clean and jerk. Shrugs. Keep your form strict and smooth to avoid blowing out the neck muscles, as they're rather small and weak compared to the trapezius and deltoid muscles, for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I get just a little stressed my neck muscles contract on one side so that my head jerks to one side.wot to take to stop this?
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