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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pain Under My Neck Muscles

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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?

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

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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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

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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What are the characteristics of a headache caused by neck muscles issues?

What are the characteristics of a headache caused by neck muscles issues?

Many types: Many types of headaches are associated with neck muscle pain, including migraines and occipital neuralgia. A neurologist can review your history and symptoms to help determine what kind of headache you have. It would be helpful for you to log your headaches (location, duration, frequency, intensity) and take the log when you see the neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?

Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. They would be able to help decrease the tightness and pain through manual therapy and possibly evaluate the cause of your discomfort. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can tense neck muscles cause fatigue?

Possibly: Tense neck muscles are a symptom of something else. It may be due to anxiety, depression or conditions of the neck or sinuses. All those conditions, if chronic, can lead to generalized fatigue. ...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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Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Cold muscles: Absolutely... A cool stream of air, even it if feels nice, can cause stiff neck- and shoulder muscles and make you wake-up achy... try a fan or so with indirect flow of air directly to you as an alternative. Or wear a thin shirt with a collar maybe? Good luck! ...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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What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?

What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?

All or none: I have seen many patients for an oral mouthpiece for sleep apnea that are not overweight. A thorough screening and health history with a sleep professional is required to hopefully rule out some of the other causes. ...Read more

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