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What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

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What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms. ...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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Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Sometimes: Perhaps. May be TMJ. Ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears. See TMJ expert if this sounds like you. ...Read more

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Back of the neck and head skull pain?

Back of the neck and head skull pain?

From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Not typically : The nerves that supply the face and skull are cranial nerves. They exit directly out of the skull above the neck. For that reason, neck problems do not typically cause skull or facial symptoms. ...Read more

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Acute pain from the collar bone up the neck through the back of the neck to the head and causing headaches?

Acute pain from the collar bone up the neck through the back of the neck to the head and causing headaches?

Location important: Your sketch does raise a question of a brachial plexus problem provoking headaches, or perhaps referred issues from the neck. So, need to search for thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical spondylosis, etc. Therapy can be very successful, but need to have a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment(s) can be considered. i hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more

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I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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Lump between shoulders on the back of the neck?

Lump between shoulders on the back of the neck?

Evaluation: you should see your doctor to be evaluated and find the cause of lump so be treated ...Read more

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Is stiff neck and pain in the neck the same?

Is stiff neck and pain in the neck the same?

Maybe.: A stiff neck generally refers to the muscles that support your neck. Neck pain could be arthritis of the cervical spine, a bulging or herniated disc, just to name a couple of possibilities. See an orthopedic cervical spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension in the neck cause tingling in the face?

Can muscle tension in the neck cause tingling in the face?

It is possible: Muscle tension can certainly cause tingling in the face by causing referred symptoms and affecting the superficial nerves. If the tingling is worse when you press on the tight muscles, it is a good indication that the symptoms are related. A physiatrist can help develop a treatment plan for this and can help look for other causes. ...Read more

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What causes the muscles in the neck to tighten?

Pain: Often if there is pain and/or underlying pathology in the neck, the muscles will react by tightening or spasming. Stretching and anti-inflammatories can help, as well as treating the underlying pathology. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Constant muscle pain around the neck and shoulders?

Constant muscle pain around the neck and shoulders?

Any cause?: Has there been any injury? Do you do heavy or repetitive work with your arms/shoulders? I would start with the basics - adjust your activities to minimize further pain, go to a good chiropractor, ibuprofen. If that doesn't help or if you get numbness, tingling, weakness of the arms then you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

Can tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

Occipital neuralgia: The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the neck is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital, temporal areas, dizziness, vertigo and lightheadedness. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Neck pain and swelling of the neck and shoulder?

Neck pain and swelling of the neck and shoulder?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and sometimes shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Can sinus bother the back of your head and back of neck?

Can sinus bother the back of your head and back of neck?

Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of neck during masturbation?

Pain in the back of neck during masturbation?

Spasm: Try to relax when you masterbate and do not stiffen up. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck and shoulders?

Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck  and shoulders?

Get checked.: See and ortrhopedic shoulder specialist, who can start with xrays, and then determine what might be the root of your problem. ...Read more

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Can muscle knots in the neck be linked tightness in the same side of the tongue?

Can muscle knots in the neck be linked tightness in the same side of the tongue?

Neck and tongue: There are several possible connections here. If the "knots" are swollen lymph nodes due to infection, that could affect the tongue. The Hypoglossal nerve runs down into the neck and back to the tongue, affecting muscle movement of the tongue. The close proximity of tongue to neck can make any discomfort in one, affect the other. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on lower back of head down my neck to the middle of shoulder blades?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more