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Back Of The Neck Muscles
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
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
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
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?
When leaning head to chest, center of chest pulls esp after standing.Could it be back/neck muscles are tight?Chest&spine xrays OK.Heart tests normal.
Suspect muscle: I agree this sounds muscular but there are other possibilities. You could ask your physician to clarify ...Read more
I have been suffering from headache. shooting pain from back side of head on left . neck muscles are also get stiff. ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?
Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more
May be spondylitis.: See a rheumatologist first for labs and X-rays. ...Read more
Left arm squeeze pain, excessive belching, acid reflux, very tight back/neck muscles. Clean holter, chest x-rays, labs 2mth ago. Gerd + muscle strain?
Possible: Based on your brief description it is possible that you have muscular pain and gerd. I do not believe this is cardiac. I recommend to reassess your symptoms with your internist. ...Read more
I have a knot(grape size) on the back of my neck (under skin between muscles) , it moves right to left as i turn my neck, tender to push on, any idea?
Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body ; they are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph ; remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest ; grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further.Ur doc can confirm. ...Read more
Severe back and neck pain, 26 weeks pregnant. Not a kidney infection, but could I have strained my back and neck muscles moving baby's furniture?
Here are some...: Your concerns may and may not be interacting & could not be solved without further detailed Hx, proper physical exam, & tests as needed. However, to get down to the bottom of the concerns has not to be hard if following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely & timely with Doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counsel. ...Read more
Can muscle spasms or tight muscles in the neck muscles cause random stabbing/shooting pains in back of one side of head?mainly when bending over?
Tight neck muscles: Yes, try some stretching exercises to relax the muscles in your neck. ...Read more
Lightheaded when sitting and holding head up to look at computer. Neck muscles tight. Tingling in back of head. What is it?
Ear/TMJ/???: Hard to say. Could be one main cause or many triggers. Get to a md/do first. ...Read more
New to gerd. My neck muscles tighten and my voice hurts to talk at times. Common? On Prilosec bid. Also back of tongue hurts.
More Dx: There are other medications that can be used along with diet modifications and\or surgical options. I would discuss the situation with your gastroenterologist further. There are diagnostic tests that may help determine the best answer. Without knowing what tests have been done so far it's hard to go further on this forum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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