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Right side neck tightness , arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Right side neck tightness , arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Pain: There are many possibilities for this group of symptoms. Several rheumatologic conditions come to mind including fibromyalgia. I would suggest you see a rheumatologist or a pm&r doctor to help sort all this out. ...Read more

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Neck Strain (Definition)

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Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Many possible causes: Your symptoms focus on likely problems with upper back and neck muscles vs. the cervical spine and upper thoracic spinals areas. The problem could be as simple as trapezius or rotator cuff sprain or as complex as a herniated cervical disc with pain radiating to the shoulders and upper back. You need to see your P ...Read more

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Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Okay, I'll play: I'll see your dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness and raise you fever nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Seriously, you must think doctors have truly superhuman powers of divination to expect an answer to a 7-word post that doesn't even contain a verb. Thank you for the compliment, but it isn't true. Read some of the posts here that got real answers to learn how to post a real question. ...Read more

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Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers. ?

Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers. ?

Neck issues: Have you had a good exam of your neck with possibly radiologic studies to check if you have pinched nerves that could cause these symptoms? Could also be a migraine. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and sinus infrction?

Stiff neck and sinus infrction?

Go see your Doc!: Unfortunately, your question is vague, but potentially dangerous. A stiff neck may mean you have a muscle spasm- or a meningitis. More information is needed and is best done in the purvue of a physician rather than on the internet. ...Read more

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Tmj? Ear stuffiness and pain. Tender jaw. Neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. Shooting pain up side of head. Shoulders and neck tense

Tmj? Ear stuffiness and pain. Tender jaw. Neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. Shooting pain up side of head. Shoulders and neck tense

Could be: Could be from ear infection, TMJ dysfunction, throat or tonsil infection, impacted wisdom tooth, neoplasm, systemic disease, muscle sprain, neurological disorder, and many other possibilities. Bite the bullet, call BOTH your Physician and your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Know that your symptoms may have multiple coincidental unrelated causes. ...Read more

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Can chronic tension in neck, shoulders, and head cause brain fog and cold hands?

Can chronic tension in neck, shoulders, and head cause brain fog and cold hands?

Yes: Chronic tension in the neck, shoulders and head can cause "brain fog" or cognitive clouding because of increased distractibility due to the pain and tension. Cold hands can result because of some constriction in circulation to your hands as a result of the increased muscle tension. That said, there are many causes for "brain fog" and cold hands, so i can't say for sure that yours is from tension. ...Read more

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Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Varies: There are a lot of potential causes, but i would definitely be checked as soon as possible. An abcess would be a potential cause and is potentially dangerous. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What can cause stiff neck and tingling in ears, jaw and in shoulders?

What can cause stiff neck and tingling in ears, jaw and in shoulders?

A few thought.: This is not an easy answer and something youneed to ask your physician. One thought is TMJ also know as temporal mandibular joint syndrome = in your jaw joint. The complaints you have coudl fit this. We can see this with neck/shoulder muscle syndromes. Ask your physician to evaluate you for these problems. ...Read more

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Neck and back pain neck stiffness jaw stiff like i csnt open it all the way, TMJ scoliosis and neck degeneration is this normal ?

Neck and back pain neck stiffness jaw stiff like i csnt open it all the way, TMJ scoliosis and neck degeneration is this normal ?

MSD: or musculoskeletal disorders disorders that affect the human body's movement or musculoskeletal system: neck, back, TMJ. See a pain management doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause neck tightness and headaches?

Can arthritis cause neck tightness and headaches?

Yes: If there are degenerative changes in the cervical or neck region of the spine, they can lead to inflammation creating muscular symptoms of tightness leading to a type of muscle contraction headache up the back of your head or occipital region. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck and shoulders?

Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck  and shoulders?

Get checked.: See and ortrhopedic shoulder specialist, who can start with xrays, and then determine what might be the root of your problem. ...Read more

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Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more

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Recently I have trouble sleeping due to widespread aches and pains in neck back arms wrists elbows and knees. I wake feeling exhausted and stiff.

Recently I have trouble sleeping due to widespread aches and pains in neck back arms wrists elbows and knees. I wake feeling exhausted and stiff.

First thing see MD: Hello, it sounds like there is a general medical condition causing aches. Viral illnesses can cause this, also lyme disease, etc... I would recommend seeing a general md first and getting labs that can help find culprit if you don't get better within a week or you get worse. Motrin-like anti-inflammatory can treat your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain and my neck grinds which causes headaches?

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Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I suspect that your headache might come from the degeneration of facet joint in your neck. I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic neck and lower back pain. Tingling burning in shoulders and legs. and headaches. What is wrong?

Chronic neck and lower back pain. Tingling burning in shoulders and legs.  and headaches. What is wrong?

Consult Physician: You have headache,neck and back pain ,burning in shoulders and legs.It is impossible to guess what is causing your symptoms without a more detailed history including past and family history and examination. If indicated the doctor may order some tests like blood test and/or imaging like X-ray /cat scan or MRI ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain and neck stiffness and cracking in the neck what could that be?

Shoulder blade pain and neck stiffness and cracking in the neck what could that be?

Shoulder, neck pain: Need to be evaluated, could be shoulder or neck related arithritis. ...Read more

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What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

Many things: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more