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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

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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