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Why do my neck cramp when i yawn?

Why do my neck cramp when i yawn?

Probable muscles: There are probably muscle spasms. The question is why do the muscles cramp? This can be related to your breathing, head posture, jaw joint or chewing efficiency, airway space, sleep disturbances, etc. I would check with you physician or dentist to see if the answer to why the muscles cramp is discovered. Then you will know what and how to treat. ...Read more

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Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when i yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when i yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

TMJ: It is likely tmj. Try Ibuprofen or see an oral facial maxial surgeon. But please see a doctor if this is really affecting you. ...Read more

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Can enlarged thyroid cause throat clearing and excess sputum feeling?

Can enlarged thyroid cause throat clearing and excess sputum feeling?

Throat Clearing: Unless the thyroid is asymmetric or huge, would not cause throat clearing. Chronic fatigue and throat clearing, rule out: acid reflux with reduced sleep post nasal drip due to chronic sinusitis generalized aching: consider gum disease or sinus disease. Sinusitis: see www.Grossaninstitute.Com. ...Read more

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How can enlarged thyroid with throat tightening or throat spasm be treated

How can enlarged thyroid  with throat  tightening or throat spasm be treated

Goiter: If the thyroid is large it can cause narrowing of the airway and that is an indication for surgery. You should have your thyroid hormone levels checked, if hyper or hypoactive it can be treated. If the hormone level is normal, you should have a cat scan to determine if the gland is narrowing the breathing pipe or trachea. If so surgery may treat your problem. Finally you should look for other causes of shortness of breath including asthma or obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I am experiencing thyroid enlargement. The following also describe me: Neck lump or bulge, Throat tightness, and Difficulty breathing. Last may 5 201?

I am experiencing  thyroid enlargement. The following also describe me: Neck lump or bulge, Throat tightness, and Difficulty breathing. Last may 5 201?

Head & Neck Surgeon : You have a goiter that is pressing on your pharynx and even compressing your trachea (your airway). You need to have it removed surgically ASAP! Go see MD (not a nurse practitioner) and don't let them dilly dally around. Get an Ultrasound or a CAT scan of your neck done to verify the source of the mass, and get a referral to a Head and Neck Surgeon ASAP!!! ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid on right side of neck, is this normal?

Enlarged thyroid on right side of neck, is this normal?

No: It's common but not normal. See your doc for labwork, exam and possibly a thyroid ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more