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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Neck Muscle

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What can cause neck muscle imbalance?

What can cause neck muscle imbalance?

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.

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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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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.

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Could shoulder atrophy cause neck muscle weakness?

Could shoulder atrophy cause neck muscle weakness?

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.

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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

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.

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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?

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?

No: Bppv and vestibular neuronitis are inner ear problems and have no effect on neck muscles. That could've been due to many other causes. See your primary doctor first to evaluate.

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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?

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.

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Why/how would a minor panic attack cause a head/neck muscle spasm?

Why/how would a minor panic attack cause a head/neck muscle spasm?

Possibly: Anxiety often causes the tensing or spasming of muscles, particularly in the neck. If this continues or is particularly annoying, talk to your doctor of chiropractor about it.

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Can anxiety cause shoulder and neck muscle spasm on one side with dizziness?

Can anxiety cause shoulder and neck muscle spasm on one side with dizziness?

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

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Can a cut/bruise at back of tongue cause swollen neck and pain swallowing/yawning? Like muscle spasm or affect swallowing glands?

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.

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Can stress induced clenching of the teeth and strained jaw muscles cause swollen neck glands?

Stress and health: It depends. Stress can greatly affect all parts of your body. Have you had any other symptoms like fever or sinus/allergy problems that could also describe your swollen glands.

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Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

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.

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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?

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.

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TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. : (

TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. : (

TMJ: These are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Most TMJ dysfunction is caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), or a bad bite. Make an appointment with your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction for an examination. You might also want to see an ENT specialist to rule out any ear or head and neck infections.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

Not usually: Infected tonsil (s) is usually associated with throat pain, fever, difficulty/pain swallowing, and perhaps ear pain. Please make an appointment to see your doctor to find why you are experiencing the symptoms you described.

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