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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Back Of Neck Weakness

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Dr. James Chapman
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Neck Weakness (Definition)

Lack of strength is muscles of neck. May be seen ...Read more


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What is "neck weakness"?

What is "neck weakness"?

Lack of strength: Neck weakness in lack of muscle strength or muscle imbalance in the muscles of the neck. ...Read more

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What does having neck weakness feel like?

What does having neck weakness feel like?

Bobble headed: Neck weakness may feel like you are bobble headed or have trouble holding up your neck. Or you may feel sore and achy. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have neck weakness?

How would you know if you have neck weakness?

Test yourself: If you mean muscular weakness you can test yourself. See how long you can hold your head up while laying flat on your stomach or back. Or you could ask your physician to test your neck strength. ...Read more

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What is "neck weakness" and what does it look like?

What is "neck weakness" and what does it look like?

Lacking Strength: Neck weakness means that the muscles of the neck are not of normal strength or there is muscle strength imbalance. I may look like you have poor posture. ...Read more

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What do people mean by "neck weakness", and what does it feel like?

What do people mean by "neck weakness", and what does it feel like?

Need more info: Neck weakness can be a laxity of neck muscles and difficulty w/ holding up or turning head. Possible causes include: •motor neuron disease, guillian barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, hyperparathyroidism, carnitine deficiency, myotonic dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, trauma or injury or pinched nerve...To list a few. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have neck weakness and what does it feel like?

How do you know if you have neck weakness and what does it feel like?

Test yourself: If you mean muscular weakness you can test yourself. See how long you can hold your head up while laying flat on your stomach or back. Or you could ask your physician to test your neck strength. Neck weakness may feel like you are bobble headed or have trouble holding up your neck. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is "neck weakness" and what does it feel like?

Could you explain what is "neck weakness" and what does it feel like?

Exactly: what it sounds like. You can't hold your head up without it feeling like or actually falling forward or backward without your control. ...Read more

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What should I ask dr to check if I have hirsutism, low BP, extra fat around neck, weakness, exhaustion, increased allergic reactions to things, hives?

What should I ask dr to check if I have hirsutism, low BP, extra fat around neck, weakness, exhaustion, increased allergic reactions to things, hives?

First you need: to see doctor and confirm hirsutism, (hair growth in typically male patterned areas). Usually this is accompanied by irregular menses and/or painful menses. You may also need work up for thyroid disease. See your doctor and they will decide what workup you need, that's their job ...Read more

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I have increasing muscle pain and weakness in both arms and back of neck for about a month now. What can cause this. ?

Lots of choices: Stress, overuse, spasm, electrolyte imbalance, etc. Needs a good history and exam by your dr or urgent care to narrow down and make good treatment plan. For short term, can try local heat, but don't postpone dr visit. ...Read more

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Painfull bad headaches, w/vomiting, numb/tingling fingers, stiff neck, weakness in legs & spine hurts. Mri&ctnormal.Neurologist said not migraines! help!

Painfull bad headaches, w/vomiting, numb/tingling fingers, stiff neck, weakness in legs & spine hurts. Mri&ctnormal.Neurologist said not migraines! help!

Discuss with neuro.: The neurologist may not think they are migraines, but am sure they are not finished evaluating you. If you are dissatisfied with the level of communication, you can always obtain a second opinion. Without access to all your data and the inability to do a full history and exam it would be grossly inappropriate to try and speculate. Have you had a lumbar puncture (spinal tap)? ...Read more

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Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle. Can a pinch back spinal cause same.

Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle.    Can a pinch back spinal cause same.

To involve the leg: there would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level. If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion ?" the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do. ...Read more

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Could moderate to severe stenosis in cervical and thoracic spine cause pain, weakness in the upper arm, dizziness and tinnitus when stretChing my neck?

Could moderate to severe stenosis in cervical and thoracic spine cause pain, weakness in the upper arm, dizziness and tinnitus when stretChing my neck?

Some advice: Although your symptoms could be prompted by cervical stenosis or even nerve pinching at the foraminal outlet, the dizziness, and tinnitus, makes me wonder about co-morbidities, and would think of inner ear issues, but also vascular problems, such as subclavian steal syndrome. Find a neurologist who is open to investigating this more thoroughly. ...Read more

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What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

Unrelated: Sometimes, with fibromyalgia especially, symptoms may have a non-neurological etiology. Consider having prior imaging re-read and/or redone if none over more than 3 years. Consider treatment for symptoms to decide if neurochemical cause. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more