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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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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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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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Extremely tight neck muscles. Eye pain and off balance feeling what can I do?

Extremely tight neck muscles. Eye pain and off balance feeling what can I do?

Serious?: Hopefully nothing serious. Tight muscles are probably spasms, eye pain and off balance may be something more serious such as a heart condition. Better check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more

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Left side cheek and lip feels funny.Left side jaw slight pain when moved but numb feeling and leftside neck muscles. Could this be serious? Like a als

Left side cheek and lip feels funny.Left side jaw slight pain when moved but numb feeling and leftside neck muscles. Could this be serious? Like a als

Not likely ALS but..: Based upon your described symptoms, ALS would be unusual. However, your symptoms could be the result of injury to the trigeminal nerve on the left side which can be the result of a dangerous and/or life-threatening problem. I would recommend that you see a neurologist, ENT and a dentist to ensure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Random numb feeling in cheek and jaw (right side) tight neck muscles, anxiety, stress something else?

Random numb feeling in cheek and jaw (right side) tight neck muscles, anxiety, stress something else?

TMJ-TMD : TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat chronic neck tension as a result of years of anxiety and tightening my neck muscles I am a 62 year old female?

What's the best way to treat chronic neck tension as a result of years of anxiety and tightening my neck muscles I am a 62 year old female?

Anxiety & tension: Are you in treatment for your anxiety -- in psychotherapy as well as using medicines your psychiatrist feels may help? Regular massage may help your neck a lot -- gentle yoga too. Mindfulness-based stress reduction classes may also help you decrease your anxiety. "a mindfulness based stress reduction workbook" by stahl & goldstein could be useful if you actually do the exercises in it. ...Read more

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Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

 Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

It depends: When doing stretches, always use proper technique. Do not press too hard with your fingers if you want to massage yourself. This does not sound like disease, but if any concerns still remain, see your doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more