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Can you pull a head muscle?

Can you pull a head muscle?

Let me understand: You mean the head of a muscle can pulled out from it head? Or the muscles of the head can they pulled? Either way both could be pulled and injured. ...Read more

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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I moved my neck and I think I pulled a muscle in my lower head if that's possible. It hurts and im kind of worried?

I moved my neck and I think I pulled a muscle in my lower head if that's possible. It hurts and im kind of worried?

See below: The muscles from the spine are all functionally linked from the back of the head all the way down to the sacrum in the lower back. So it is possible to pull a muscle in the neck and affect the back. In the vast majority of cases, these pulled muscles get better without any treatment. If it is not going away after 7-14 days or getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My neck hurts so bad I cant even turn my head without it hurting Did I Pull A Muscle? If so please help me make it stop

My neck hurts so bad I cant even turn my head without it hurting Did I Pull A Muscle? If so please help me make it stop

Sore neck: Hello ~ very brave and independent for a young lass like you to sit down and write a very coherent complaint, but sweetheart we cannot talk to you directly because you are still a minor and under your parents care, so the correct way to do this, is tell your Mum and if there's a problem please ask her to contact us to get advice. Ok? many thanks from Dr Ed..... ...Read more

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Pain in both thighs fielding a ground ball in softball pain excruciating! I can't turn my head any direction without feeling pain. Did I pull a muscle?

Pain in both thighs fielding a ground ball in softball pain excruciating! I can't turn my head any direction without feeling pain. Did I pull a muscle?

Varies: If it is both legs, it would seem a little unlikely to have occurred simultaneously. Another possibility is it is from your back. People with back injuries can have pain running into the legs and this pain is characteristically worse with motion on the head/neck, which increases the pressure in the spinal canal. ...Read more

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Docs, could a pulled neck muscle cause lump on your head?

Docs, could a pulled neck muscle cause lump on your head?

Neck: A pulled neck muscle can cause a lump at the base of your scull where the neck muscles insert, but not on top of your head where there are no muscles. ...Read more

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Could a pulled muscle or muscle spasm in the scalp cause a pain in the head?

Could a pulled muscle or muscle spasm in the scalp cause a pain in the head?

Yes: Tension on Trapezius muscle is known to trigger headaches through upper cervical nerves via trigeminal-cervical reflex. ...Read more

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Can a pulled neck muscle make head hurt?

Can a pulled neck muscle make head hurt?

Pulled neck: Muscle. Yes, it can give you a headache. Please see your doc to be clear as to what is going on. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Either side of the back of my head hurts and also if I tilt my head to the side.... Have I just pulled a muscle? What will help it please??

Either side of the back of my head hurts and also if I tilt my head to the side.... Have I just pulled a muscle? What will help it please??

Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean an inflammation or infection of the meninges which is the sac surrounding the brain and spinal cid. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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Bottom left of head feels like a pulled muscle, is that possible? Hurts when moving certain ways. Just started yesterday. 29 years old healthy

Bottom left of head feels like a pulled muscle, is that possible? Hurts when moving certain ways. Just started yesterday. 29 years old healthy

Suspect muscle: This could be pulled muscle, even nerve, or a condition called torticollis or wry neck. You will need an evaluation and sometimes even an injection of the most tender site. So see your physician and if necessary get a referral ...Read more

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I have pain in the back right side of my head as if I pulled a muscle or bruised it some how what do you think this is? Thanks

Possibly "referred": In the absence of any known trauma to the area, it is probably a referred pain from another structure in the head or neck. Headaches are common but this is atypical and would require a more thorough history and exam. Some thongs to consider: muscle pain from temporomandibular disorder (TMD) results from the fatigue in your jaw muscles from bruxism. ...Read more

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If I move my head a certain way, I can feel a painful tightness from right neck thru right head. Could it be pulled muscle or nerve?

If I move my head a certain way, I can feel a painful tightness from right neck thru right head. Could it be pulled muscle or nerve?

Neck muscle strain: You likely strained/injured your posterior long cervical neck muscles. Rest, NSAIDs, and very mild stretching as tolerated will likely hasten your expected full recovery. If symptoms persist despite doing these things for more than several weeks, seek medical attention for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I just pulled a muscle on my neck. I cannot move my head and neck. Please advise?

Torticollis neck: Treat with heat packs, anti inflamatory and physiotherapist. If does not help get stronger treatment at your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best for painfull or pulled muscles of neck or head excercise or medicine or massage with olive oil?

What is the best for painfull or pulled muscles of neck or head excercise or medicine or massage with olive oil?

Combination of all: Assuming that it is pulled muscle, you could use moist heat several time and massage it. Motrin if you could use it will help and sometimes you need to use muscle relaxant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain above your temples after having a top tooth pulled? Pain feels like the muscles in my head tight

Is it normal to have pain above your temples after having a top tooth pulled? Pain feels like the muscles in my head tight

Not unusual: It is not unusual to have some muscle strain in the head and neck area after an extraction. There is a tendency for most people to tense up a little. That along with some stretching of your jaw in the open position can lead to some temporary muscle strain. Try using moist head on your temples (not in the extraction area) and/or take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen 800mg tonight. ...Read more

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When I turn my head right I feel a muscle pull in the left side of my neck and whole left ear. Not painful but irritating. Nothing other way around.

When I turn my head right I feel a muscle pull in the left side of my neck and whole left ear. Not painful but irritating. Nothing other way around.

Vague: A thorough history and exam are needed to help determine your problem. Was trauma involved? Sleep wrong? Posture? I would see a md or do. ...Read more

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I think I pulled a muscle in my neck from picking my son up. It is stiff and sore on left side can't move head to left and right. What can I do 4 it?

I think I pulled a muscle in my neck from picking my son up. It is stiff and sore on left side can't move head to left and right. What can I do 4 it?

Ice, rest, NSAIDS: I agree you may have pulled a muscle. Rest (if possible with a young child), ice (20 minutes 3 x day), antiinflammatories and/or tylenol (acetaminophen). If does not improve, go see your family physician. ...Read more

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If the back of my head hurts and my neck aches when I turn it. Is this just a pulled muscle?

If the back of my head hurts and my neck aches when I turn it. Is this just a pulled muscle?

Probably not: Back of the head pain with neck pain associated with no other symptoms is usually due to a neck vertebra that's 'out of whack'.Could also be due to an inflamed nerve or swollen lymph node. A good history & physical exam, incl. Osteopathic hands-on exam should find the cause. Manipulation may resolve it. If other test/treatment is necessary, your dr. Should be able to determine that. ...Read more

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Pain in the back left side of neck, head and temple. Only when I move my head to the left. Is this a pulled muscle?

Requires an exam: This may be a pulled, or strained muscle with associated muscular spasm. I suggest a medical examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have postpartum depression and my head feels like if my muscles are being pulled and feel like if something shooting in my head is this normal?

I have postpartum depression and my head feels like if my muscles are being pulled and feel like if something shooting in my head is this normal?

No, not normal: If you have postpartum depression, I hope you're working with a psychiatrist? Please tell your doctor what you're experiencing. Postpartum depression can bring many uncomfortable sensations, including muscle tension. You may need further examinations about your headaches also, but there are good medications to help postpartum depression. If already being treated, these can be adjusted too. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder especially when turning head to the right, how can I be sure this is a pulled muscle and not my spleen, pain under left rib too?

Pain in left shoulder especially when turning head to the right, how can I be sure this is a pulled muscle and not my spleen, pain under left rib too?

See a doc: It is unlikely that you have an abdominal problem unless you recall a history or injury etc. Its likely your neck or shoulder. Nevertheless if concerned about spleen seek care at an emergency room. ...Read more

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I was stretching with my arms above my head and I heard a pop, and there was instant pain on the left side of my neck. Is it a pulled muscle or something else?

Probably: If it is a simple muscle pull or strain it will get better in a few weeks. Sometimes the facet joints make noise (pop) but that is usually harmless. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause head pressure. I get serious anxiety now when I read and I can literally hear my head strain like muscles are being pulled.?

Does anxiety cause head pressure. I get serious anxiety now when I read and I can literally hear my head strain like muscles are being pulled.?

Muscle tension in: In the head can be a result of anxiety. This is often the case with migraine patients. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional for anxiety management training. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Whenever I lift my head up under the right side of my mouth jaw area it hurts, only when I lift up. It feels almost like a pulled muscle. Ideas?

Heads up: It very well may be a pulled, strained or cramped muscle. How long has it been going on and have you sought any remedies. If there is nothing you can think of that may have caused it and it has been ongoing go see your docotr for evaluation. ...Read more

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Achey shoulders and neck a very very very very very slight head ache. No cold or flu! What is this? Could it be the wether? Maybe I pulled a muscle?

Pulled muscle: Sounds like you pulled a muscle or slept weird on your neck one night. Try some pain reliever like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and a warm compress. 20 mins on every hour or so. It should feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get tonsil stones a lot, and try to free them with my tongue. After a while if I do, I get a really bad headache. Pulled muscle in head?

Tonsil stones: Your tonsills have deep pits that trap food and the food particles rehydrate and expand, they can cause pain. You are also more susceptible to chronic tonsillitis. Gargling with salt-water after every meal will reduce the collections. Tonsillectomy will illiminate the condition; however, all surgery has risks. Head is likely myofascial as you strain tongue and neck muscles to dislodge stones. ...Read more