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Causes Of Swollen Neck Muscle
Common: Neck muscle imbalance is quite common and often seen in people who spent most of their days sitting. Typically the posterior muscles become stretched and weak and the muscles in front (anterior) become short and tight. Rebalancing them is worthwhile. This can be done with a physical therapist and by doing exercises at home. I like yoga for this type of work as well. ...Read more
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
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
Do neck muscle stiffness cause nerve compression of that area or nerve compression cause neck and shoulder muscle stiffness?
very unusual: They are likely related to a similar cause. The potential list of causes can range from; poor postural mechanics, nerve root dysfunction from the neck region, muscular dystrophy and even some types of arthritis. It really warrants an evaluation from a specialist if you have not seen one yet. ...Read more
Can tight/pulled neck muscle be cause of palpable movable supraclavicular right lymph node? Shoulders and Neck feels very tight I believe due to str
Unlikely: Evaluating an enlarged supra-clavicular lymph node is not a trivial issue. Pulled muscle is an unlikely cause, if you have an enlarged node. It would prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Got diagnosed wit bppv n vestibular neuronitis from a concussion to the r. Side of the head does it cause neck muscle enlargement on that side? Causes?
The area from the top/back of my right shoulder to the back right of my neck is swollen & the muscles there are tense. It causes a lot of pain. I used to have occassional muscle tension in my neck/shoulder/upper back, but now its more severe & common?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
Not directly: The link between anxiety and a specific spasm or physical symptom is indirect. Anxiety initiates the fight/flight response in humans. In actual threat it is life-saving. In emotional threat, it pumps the same chemicals through us and our bodies respond in unique (maybe common) ways. Maybe, thrown off balance, you get dizzy. Not running, your most vulnerable muscles read the signal and tighten. CBT ...Read more
Viral infection.: A viral infection must be ruled out. ...Read more
Can enlarged thyroid cause the neck muscle on the left that runs from the ear to the collarbone to protrude/be more visible than the other sides muscl?
No, the: Thyroid is much more central than the area you describe. If you have questions, ask your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Can muscle spasms cause swollen lymph nodes over the area? Get rock-hard muscle spasms in neck &lymph nodes always swell. Have mild scoliosis, AS, POTS.
Yes, spasm: Withinflammation could cause lymph nodes to react and swell and hurt ...Read more
Can a cut/bruise at back of tongue cause swollen neck and pain swallowing/yawning? Like muscle spasm or affect swallowing glands?
Swelling: Having a cut or bruise at the back of the tongue can be serious, especially if you are presenting with ongoing symptoms. I suggest that you visit your dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
Can muscle spasms cause swollen lymph nodes in the area? Get bad, rock-hard muscle spasms in left neck/trapezius area. Also have Scoliosis, AS, & POTS.
Muscle spasms: Should not cause enlarged lymph nodes.Get a more detailed answer ›
It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) might be more likely to be symptomatic. In addition arthritic changes may result in nerve root or distal entrapment. Consultation with a neurologist might be warranted in your situation. ...Read more
Muscle pain, swollen red joints, pain in joints, back/neck pain, headaches fatigue, weak. Have ms, it's it cause of problems or something else?
Symptoms NOT: Multiple sclerosis problems, as the description is one of rheumatological issues. Ms does cause pain quite frequently but does not cause joint pain with swelling and reddening. An additional problem has presented, and you need to see your doctor and get this diagnosed, as the ms could well be indirectly worsened. This is complex, so get it addressed. Good luck. ...Read more
Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?
No,: neuropathic pain has a different character. Nerve impingement is more probable and can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. Someone who is using fluoroscope. ...Read more
Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the neck and sore swellen, achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back?
Could be: You want to make sure it is in the muscle and not a lymph node. If persistent or growing seek medical attention. ...Read more
Check out these: Links. Hope u feel better soon! Http://www. Spine-health. Com/blog/10-lesser-known-tips-easing-neck-pain. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/neck-pain/ds00542. ...Read more
Sternocleidomastoid: Also called SCM is the main muscle that can be strained in the neck in the area you're describing. ...Read more
It depends: You are probably referring to neck muscle spasms - the severe form of which can lead to a tilt or flexion of the neck and pain. Generally speaking, I prefer to use anti-inflammatory medications, exercises, and modalities (warm moist heat applications). Sometimes, I will also prescribe a muscle relaxant and rarely pain medication. I find that physical therapy is an excellent approach. ...Read more