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I keep feeling the back of my neck muscles twitch. Sometimes without the twitching my neck hurts a lot and feels tense. What could this possibly be?!

I keep feeling the back of my neck muscles twitch. Sometimes without the twitching my neck hurts a lot and feels tense. What could this possibly be?!

You need an exam: Sorry for your dilemma. Your description fits with patients that have cervical spine disease causing an injury to the nerve root. In cervical radiculopathy with nerve root involvement the muscle can spontaneously fire giving rise to fasciculations which is what you are appreciating with the twitching. I would advise that you see your primary care doctor as there is treatment available. ...Read more

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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


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What are ways to heal a sore back and neck muscles?

What are ways to heal a sore back and neck muscles?

Exercise: Assuming you have had any concerning pathology ruled out, most 'mechanical' or muscular back and neck pain is best dealt with by focusing on proper posture, stretching and core strengthening exercises. Yoga and pilates are great strategies for this. Nicotine must be eliminated. Focus on non-inflammatory foods: ie drastically reduce sugar, refined/processed foods, diary, meat; increase fruits/vegs. ...Read more

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Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?

Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. They would be able to help decrease the tightness and pain through manual therapy and possibly evaluate the cause of your discomfort. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Back neck muscles ache, dizziness, light headed, ears burning, what could this mean?

Back neck muscles ache, dizziness, light headed, ears burning, what could this mean?

Anxiety/neuro: This could be due to anxiety. But you should see a neurologist to make sure it is nothing physical in your brain. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from headache. shooting pain from back side of head on left . neck muscles are also get stiff. ?

I have been suffering from headache. shooting pain from back side of head on left . neck muscles are also get stiff. ?

Occipital neuralgia: See a neurologist, they can treat you with nerve blocks and/or medicines. Physical therapy may be helpful as well. Stay away from opioids. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I am 33, I feel the nerve pull on my left upper back during ejaculation, it causes stiff neck muscles and headache, what can it be?

Hi Doctor, 
I am 33, I feel the nerve pull on my left upper back during ejaculation, it causes stiff neck muscles and headache, what can it be?

The way you're doing: things.....you are likely performing forceful muscle contractions which is typical during ejaculation in somewhat of a different way perhaps, then, you've been used to doing and for that reason you are activating your left upper back (scapular muscles or trapezius) or even your neck. You may wish to change positions with your partner and see if the same thing happens. ...Read more

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History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

Help your neck: Chicken or egg it doesn't matter. Find ways to get your neck muscles to relax and your condition will improve. A loving MASSAGE from a loving partner might be a start. Warm moist soaks on the neck could help. Get really angry and scream and shout, herbs, meds, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, good sex, there are many options but remember prevention is best. All the best. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms I've been having muscle spasms constantly but worse at night. It happens in nearly every part of my body like chest, ribs, back, shoulder, legs and neck. My muscles always feel tense and i can't relax them at all. Im very tired a

What causes muscle spasms I've been having muscle spasms constantly but worse at night. It happens in nearly every part of my body like chest, ribs, back, shoulder, legs and neck. My muscles always feel tense and i can't relax them at all. Im very tired a

Physician evaluation: Muscle twitches are often seen in normal individuals after exercise, with physical or emotional stress, as part of a syndrome called benign fasciculation syndrome and may be caused by a wide variety of other problems such as electrolyte abnormalities, thyroid disease, and nerve root compression. Cramps can also be a side effect of cholesterol control medications. You should be evaluated by your md. ...Read more

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