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Muscle tightness in head while at work that causes some dizziness. I'm a programmer. I have anxiety and some tight muscles in my back too?

Muscle tightness in head while at work that causes some dizziness. I'm a programmer. I have anxiety and some tight muscles in my back too?

Tension headache: Do you have any pain associated with the dizziness? If the sides is on both sides of your head and feels like a vice squeezing your temples, you could have recurring tension type headaches. Try Ibuprofen 800 mg to see if you can get some relief and please let me know if you do! ...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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Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye. ?

Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye. ?

Unlikely: Most pineal cysts, if remain small, will cause no symptoms at all and are just an incidental finding on imaging. Your multiple symptoms need to be assessed, as many situations could promote your problems. Unlikely to be MS. ...Read more

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Tight muscles all over body from prolonged anxiety and stress can't get rid of it! all muscles feel ropy n hard an makes me feel dizzy n sick?

Tight muscles all over body from prolonged anxiety and stress can't get rid of it! all muscles feel ropy n hard an makes me feel dizzy n sick?

Agree w Dr. Pappas: Start with a medical eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation & deep breathing exercises. ...Read more

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Could sleeping on a poor pillow be the cause of tight neck muscles and tight muscles throughout the head? Have very poor posture also.

Could sleeping on a poor pillow be the cause of tight neck muscles and tight muscles throughout the head? Have very poor posture also.

Maybe? But see a doc: Many things can cause neck pain. Certainly sleeping on a pillow that's not the right fit for you can cause such things. I note that you talk about foot numbness in "conditions". That raises the possibility of disc issues in your back, and possibly your neck. To further assess that, you really need a good physical examination and some imaging to look into the issue. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. I need help. I am experiencing heaviness in my head like something is on it. There's tightness that causes dizziness. Need advise. TY?

Hi doctors.  I need help.  I am experiencing heaviness in my head like something is on it.  There's tightness that causes dizziness.  Need advise.  TY?

Congestion: Sounds like sinus congestion. Allergies in the US are bad this time of the year, and I suspect in the Philippines they are bad too. You may have some sinus congestion causing your issues. Try and Over the counter decongestant and if not better see the Dr. best wishes. ...Read more

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Neck pain due to texting? Got headaches sometimes. Affected neck posture? Is it due to muscle tightness or spasm? When I extend my head it relieves.

Neck pain due to texting? Got headaches sometimes. Affected neck posture? Is it due to muscle tightness or spasm? When I extend my head it relieves.

Texting: At your age this is muscular. Yes it is directly due to you constantly flexing and looking down due to texting. You have to modify this is you do not want neck issues as you get older. ...Read more

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Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Very doubtful: A neck muscle problem primarily would not cause dizziness or balance problems. However, problems with your spine could cause both balance problems and neck pain. Dizziness would still be a separate issue. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness 24/7, tachycardia, and tight cranial muscles (feels like my head is being squeezed odd I know)? I have seen my cardiologist

What causes dizziness 24/7, tachycardia, and tight cranial muscles (feels like my head is being squeezed odd I know)? I have seen my cardiologist

Vertigo: constant vertgo is a sign of central or brain pathology and not peripheral or vestibular problem. It looks like you had previous head trauma which may be related and would benefit from evaluation by neurologist. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more