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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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What muscles in the shoulder and neck causes dizziness, headache, tightness in the neck, little knots near the spine on my neck, I suffer from anxiety?

What muscles in the shoulder and neck causes dizziness, headache, tightness in the neck, little knots near the spine on my neck, I suffer from anxiety?

Neck muscles: The muscles of the neck which also attach to the scalp muscles in the back if the head are causes of these symptoms when there is abnormal tension in those muscles. You could profit from stress management therapy. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Posture: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. Sit closer to the table and avoid 'hunching' over the plate. If your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Constant muscle pain around the neck and shoulders?

Constant muscle pain around the neck and shoulders?

Any cause?: Has there been any injury? Do you do heavy or repetitive work with your arms/shoulders? I would start with the basics - adjust your activities to minimize further pain, go to a good chiropractor, ibuprofen. If that doesn't help or if you get numbness, tingling, weakness of the arms then you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes muscle pain on the left side of neck and ear ache?

What causes muscle pain on the left side of neck and ear ache?

Infection : This is most likely inflammation of a lymph node as a result of an infection nearby, such as in the teeth sinuses or tonsils. It is not typical for true muscular neck pain to be associated with ear pain, but tonsillitis, simusitis or dental disease can. Please see an ENT for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen trapezius muscle, tightness in the side of my neck with tingling all the way up to my head and face . Shoulder pain and chest pain under the c?

Swollen trapezius muscle, tightness in the side of my neck with tingling all the way up to my head and face . Shoulder pain and chest pain under the c?

Neck &shoulder pain: Your age? Any exercise related? or any strenuous activity to trigger this episode?! Sometimes arrival of shingles try local moist heat to affected area I f no relief ,see your physician. ...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?

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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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Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems. ...Read more

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I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.

I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.

Electrolyte problem?: The nature of your symptoms - muscle spasms in different areas - suggest a systemic problem (something affecting the entire body), rather than a regional one. Electrolyte abnormalities come to mind, specifically low potassium (hypokalemia). Talk to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to get blood, urine tested to see if there's an explanation as to why it's occurring. Good luck & thanks for posting ...Read more

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Hi pain near beginning of lower part of neck & upper back in one spot . It aches .ears are stuffy , neck tense . Why the neck ache?

Hi pain near beginning of lower part of neck & upper back in one spot . It aches .ears are stuffy , neck tense . Why the neck ache?

Viral infection?: Muscle aches (myalgia) may be a symptom of a viral infection, such as the flu. Try aspirin or motrin if you are not allergic to them, rest, and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. If not improving within a week see doctor. ...Read more

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Could stress cause pain in left temple and left side of my neck?

Could stress cause pain in left temple and left side of my neck?

Yes: Stress can cause all sorts of pain issues or make them feel worse. Once your stressful situation improves you will notice improvement in the pain as well. Suggest trying some breathing techniques, meditation and visual imagery options to improve while you are in stress right now. If the pain persists I would consider getting your neck evaluated. ...Read more

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Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Did you : Injure it? Are you left handed? Do you carry your purse on that shoulder? It sounds like some kind of spasm that is causing the swelling and pain. Have you tried ice or heat or Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? ...Read more

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What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Cause of pain in neck shoulder and across chest?

Cause of pain in neck shoulder and across chest?

Heart?: At your age, the thing I would worry about the most is angina or heart attack. See MD or ER NOW. ...Read more