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Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Very doubtful: A neck muscle problem primarily would not cause dizziness or balance problems. However, problems with your spine could cause both balance problems and neck pain. Dizziness would still be a separate issue. ...Read more

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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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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Don't change positions quickly
Once
Avoid driving while you have symptoms
Once
Wear shoes without heels
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Can tight neck muscles cause nausea, headaches, and vertigo like symptoms?

Can tight neck muscles cause nausea, headaches, and vertigo like symptoms?

Poss but not prob: Neck problems are unlikely to induce vertigo if what you describe is truly vertigo. Vertigo refers to a hallucination of movement. Cervical dystonia refers to tight neck muscles which causes the head to assume an abnormal posture and position which can cause nausea and headaches. Look at pictures of you from recent and remote times to determine whether this problem applies to you. Well wishes ...Read more

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Can ear inf cause tight neck muscles?

Can ear inf cause tight neck muscles?

Yes: If the infection leads to lymph node involvement in the neck region it can make the neck feel stiff as if the muscles are tightening due to there increased size and inflammation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tight neck muscles can cause eustachian tube problems ?

Is it possible that tight neck muscles can cause eustachian tube problems ?

Tight Neck Muscles: Yes. This is quite common. Pay attention to your sitting posture during the day and avoid straining the neck muscles. Try an otc "heat" creme to the tight neck muscles and a short course of any decongestant, assuming you are not on blood pressure medications. ...Read more

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Could sleeping on a poor pillow be the cause of tight neck muscles and tight muscles throughout the head? Have very poor posture also.

Could sleeping on a poor pillow be the cause of tight neck muscles and tight muscles throughout the head? Have very poor posture also.

Maybe? But see a doc: Many things can cause neck pain. Certainly sleeping on a pillow that's not the right fit for you can cause such things. I note that you talk about foot numbness in "conditions". That raises the possibility of disc issues in your back, and possibly your neck. To further assess that, you really need a good physical examination and some imaging to look into the issue. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid rapid head movements
once
Ask for help walking if you are unsteady on your feet
once
Keep carefull track of all associated symptoms
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Can tight neck muscles cause jaw pain and stiffness or is it the other way round?

Can tight neck muscles cause jaw pain and stiffness or is it the other way round?

Jaw pain: In all my years of practice, I have never seen neck muscle tightness or spasms cause jaw pain. I have seen patients with tooth or jaw pain complain of radiating or referred pain to other areas of the head and neck. ...Read more

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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more

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