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Dr. Atif Haque
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Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Dr. Atif Haque
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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Werner
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Can tight neck muscles cause shortness of breath and dizziness?

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Can tight neck muscles cause shortness of breath and dizziness?

No, but: Stress can cause tight muscles, shortness of breath and dizziness. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Can tight neck muscles cause nausea, headaches, and vertigo like symptoms?

Dr. Donald McCarren
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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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Dr. John Van der Werff
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Can tight neck muscles cause jaw pain and stiffness or is it the other way round?

Dr. John Van der Werff
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Can tight neck muscles cause jaw pain and stiffness or is it the other way round?

Either way: It is possible that it can go either way. The muscles do interact and I have had jaw pain cause muscle pain and visa versa. I would suggest seeing a craniofacial pain specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Knox
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Could very tight neck muscles cause your jaw to go into spasm and affect ears?

Dr. Robert Knox
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Could very tight neck muscles cause your jaw to go into spasm and affect ears?

Tight Jaws Affect : Yes, tight neck muscle can translate into tight jaws, via muscle spasm. Jaw muscle spasm may cause ringing in the ears, popping in the ears, and earaches. ...Read more

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Dr. David Boyer
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Can tight neck muscles cause stinging eye pain and temple aches? Been havin these symptoms for 5 years started after being stressed a lot

Dr. David Boyer
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Can tight neck muscles cause stinging eye pain and temple aches? Been havin these symptoms for 5 years started after being stressed a lot

No: Tight muscles may occur in association with variety of conditions including stress. The tight neck muscles are not usually associated with stinging eye pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Shooting pain up from leftside skull base to behind left ear comes and goes. Can tight neck muscles cause? Any dangerous causes or ok to wait 2morrow

Dr. Harold Peltan
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Shooting pain up from leftside skull base to behind left ear comes and goes. Can tight neck muscles cause?  Any dangerous causes or ok to wait 2morrow

Yes, sometimes: Yes, tight neck muscles at the skull base can sometimes cause this. There are other causes as well. Please see your doctor for an exam to help determine the cause. Tight neck muscles can respond well to massage and ice if that is the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Can extremely tight neck muscles cause head pressure when laughing? Doctor thinks I should see a chiropractor for my neck, but i suspect chiari...

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Can extremely tight neck muscles cause head pressure when laughing? Doctor thinks I should see a chiropractor for my neck, but i suspect chiari...

Options: Tight neck muscle are a widespread issue. If you've seen the statue of atlas holding up the world on his neck, that's many folks. Chiropractors are an option or you can go a massage therapist or physical therapy. Your doc may give you some exercises also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Can ear inf cause tight neck muscles?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Is it possible that tight neck muscles can cause eustachian tube problems ?

Dr. Morton Levitt
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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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