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Muscle (Definition)

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 tightness cause throat pain?

Can muscle tightness cause throat pain?

Yes: There are several strap muscles, that is muscles that. Are thin and run up and down, in the throat area on the front and just off center that could tighten up and cause throat pain. Could also be heart related, or reflux related. ...Read more

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I have severe throat pain and I need to sing. Can you please suggest throat muscle relaxant?

I have severe throat pain and I need to sing. Can you please suggest throat muscle relaxant?

Honey: Honey has been shown to coat the throat and decrease symptoms. Try gargling with salt water then swallowing a spoonful of honey. ...Read more

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Could throat pain & fullness on left side only be from a muscle? Have acid reflux and on meds. Had endoscopy that was good 2 mos ago.

Could throat pain & fullness on left side only be from a muscle? Have acid reflux and on meds. Had endoscopy that was good 2 mos ago.

Needs eval: Can't tell from the internet if what happened 2 months ago has tondo with now. Are you sick? Could you have strep? Is this the same pain?! see your doc ...Read more

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Three days severe throat pain muscle aches low grade fever can't eat can't drink headche bloody snot please help?

Three days severe throat pain muscle aches low grade fever can't eat can't drink headche bloody snot please help?

Acute pharyngitis: Viral syndrome, self-limited
if lasts beyond 3 days and results in high fever, needs anti-bacterial treatment. Take the baby to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain and inability to feel food going down or burping up muscles all on one side. Pinched nerve neck?

Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain and inability to feel food going down or burping up muscles all on one side. Pinched nerve neck?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I had several pieces of "Difflam Loz" last week for the treatment of throat pain. The back muscles near the tonsils are numb no matter what I eat.

I had several pieces of "Difflam Loz" last week for the treatment of throat pain. The back muscles near the tonsils are numb no matter what I eat.

Unknown cause: Numbness should be evaluated immediately. Probably not due to Lozenge, but cause must be determined. Please schedule an appointment with an Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist. Cause may be allergic, neurologic, gastric, or one of many other causes. Go find out. ...Read more

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Chronic sore throat, believe its due to GERD but afraid of throat cancer. Throat pain seems to be more on the left side with sore neck muscles to.

Chronic sore throat, believe its due to GERD but afraid of throat cancer. Throat pain seems to be more on the left side with sore neck muscles to.

Prob GERD: Throat cancer would be EXCEEDINGLY rare at age 19. Best to see an Ear, Nose Throat specialist to have your cords visualized to be certain. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Skin rash on back immediately followed by fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, vision problems, throat pain. Rash resolved but others Persia?

Skin rash on back immediately followed by fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, vision problems, throat pain. Rash resolved but others Persia?

Skin rash: Sounds like could be Lyme but need much more information. Ticks out there yet? I do not know what Persia refers to but we can figure that out when we do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? Or submandible lymph region?

Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? Or submandible lymph region?

No: However, if you tend to be over-anxious and you're a young adult, you'll start noticing the lymph nodes that everybody has in their necks. A dangerous node is obviously very abnormal clinically. You need to learn to ignore the ones that aren't fixed to surrounding structures, stony-hard / tire-rubber hard, and not deforming. Please talk with your physician about overcoming these kinds of fear ...Read more

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Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Unfortunately we only find out what causes dizziness less than 2% of the time and those people who have the 2% usually have something really bad wrong with them. I suppose it could. It could affect the baroreceptors in the large vessels in the neck, it could pull on the temporal skull bones causing inner ear issues, or affect cranial nerves in the suboccipital region. All possibilities. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension in your head and neck cause you to feel unsteady/lightheaded/dizzy/vertigo?

Can muscle tension in your head and neck cause you to feel unsteady/lightheaded/dizzy/vertigo?

Muscle tension: Yes. Take ibuprofen and do range of motion exercises of your neck to loosen up the muscle spasm. Spasm of Neck muscles can cause dizziness by affecting position sense. Moist heat and hot showers may help. ...Read more

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Can severe muscle tension in the neck cause persistent migraines?

Can severe muscle tension in the neck cause persistent migraines?

Migraine: Yes it could be associated with headaches. Anyone having a persistant headache should be evauluated by their physician. ...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 can cause pain from left side of neck down to the hand. Mostly the joints hurt? Muscle tension?

What can cause pain from left side of neck down to the hand. Mostly the joints hurt? Muscle tension?

Pinched nerve: If the pain travels from the neck down the arm to the hand, a pinched nerve is a possibility. If you seem to have any associated numbness or tingling, you should have this evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Can bad posture laying in bed cause muscle tension in the neck with dizziness/vertigo.

Can bad posture laying in bed cause muscle tension in the neck with dizziness/vertigo.

Yes: Bad posture in bed that impinges on the structures in the neck can do many thing like you suggest. Remember in the neck you are dealing with blood vessels, nerves, muscles & ligaments. If any of them are not able to function well you will pay the consequences. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck? Source: HealthTap

TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups. Hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read more

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Why do amphetamines, such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause horrible muscle tension? I have been dealing with muscle pain in my neck and shoulders since I started.

Why do amphetamines, such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause horrible muscle tension? I have been dealing with muscle pain in my neck and shoulders since I started.

A pain in the neck!: This should not happen, and you need not tolerate it. Stop the med. It may be dosage issue, or there may be other factors but an effective treatment regimen is attainable. Insist on it! Bring your symptoms back to your dr. If he/she is not sufficiently expert to get you effective care without significant medication side effects, then you should seek another dr. ...Read more

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Sunday slept in really late which is very unusual for me. I have a sore throat, my muscles are really sore and I'm super tired. Is this cause for dr?

Sunday slept in really late which is very unusual for me. I have a sore throat, my muscles are really sore and I'm super tired. Is this cause for dr?

Streph Throat Test: Possibly streph throat or a viral infection. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile >>. ...Read more

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What are the causes of nausea sore throat, fever and muscle weakness in polio?

What are the causes of nausea sore throat, fever and muscle weakness in polio?

Infection: The disease is caused by a virus. The initial body reaction to the infection likely explains the sore throat & fever. The limb muscle weakness/paralysis is actually from damage to nerve cells, mostly in the spinal cord, that tell the muscles to contract. It can also affect muscles of breathing that are not directly under voluntary control, a feared complication. Recovery can be total or partial. ...Read more

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Hi I woke up this morning with a sore throat, ear ache, achey muscles and I also feel panicky when I breathe. What could it be or caused by thanks?

Hi I woke up this morning with a sore throat, ear ache, achey muscles and I also feel panicky when I breathe. What could it be or caused by thanks?

Viral infection: The complaints are typical of an upper respiratory viral infection. The panic is your anxiety to the fact that you are not feeling well. At age 18, with a normal immune system, you should recover with 10 to 14 days. If the symptoms get worse or last longer than 3 weeks, see your physician. Treatment is supportive such as liquids, Vit C, rest, time and do not worry. ...Read more

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Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Many illnesses can: Whenever you are sick, your body mounts a response to fight off that infection. Some of the chemicals released by your own body and those released by bacteria under attack can cause muscle aches and pains. If you think you may have strep throat, pleas see your doctor as it can cause complications if left untreated. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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