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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Loosen Up Face Muscles

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Are there some face exercises to enlarge chin muscles?

Are there some face exercises to enlarge chin muscles?

Platysma: The muscle over the chin is the platysma, whose action is to drop the chin and lower the jam. Grimacing will exercise this muscle. ...Read more

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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Are there any exercises to work the muscles on one side of the face if you had bell's palsy?

Are there any exercises to work the muscles on one side of the face if you had bell's palsy?

Physical Therapy: Ask your doctor (pmd, neurologist) for a physical therapy prescription. You can try some one your own but I would recommend working with someone who can monitor your progress. I'm not advocating any specific sites, but there are some examples on the internet. ...Read more

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Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?

Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?

Exercise is importan: Exercise is important. You need a evalauiton with a rheuamtologist to see if this is fibromyalgia. Exercise, quality sleep and stress reduciton will help. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When I try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?

I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When I try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?

Not normal: You should see your doctor about this. The symptoms of sharp pain when tilting your head back is worrisome for some type of nerve entrapment or infection. If you are having fever, numbness, or headache, please seek urgent medical attention. Otherwise, please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

Muscle weakness: headache, eye problems. These are symptoms that need to be evaluated by your doctor. Please see him/her asap. Lyme & Fibromyagia are a few of the possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you pull a head muscle?

Can you pull a head muscle?

Let me understand: You mean the head of a muscle can pulled out from it head? Or the muscles of the head can they pulled? Either way both could be pulled and injured. ...Read more

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How to get muscle or fat on face?

How to get muscle or fat on face?

See details: Increase your daily calories and carbohydrate consumption. Of course, you will gain weight everywhere else also. Gaining facial muscle is virtually impossible. My advise is to stop worrying and live a normal life. ...Read more

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What can I do to relax my face muscles?

What can I do to relax my face muscles?

Relax your mind: The face has many muscles. Where are you holding tension? Jaw? Mouth? Forehead? Eyebrows? Two approaches I can think of. 1) tighten those same muscles on purpose, then release. 2) sit quietly, pay attention to your breathing until you calm down inside. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen muscles in the face?

Easily but why: Facial muscles get bigger with use like any muscle. However, bigger facial muscles can cause wrinkles. Why would you want that? ...Read more

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Are there nerves and muscles in our head?

Are there nerves and muscles in our head?

Usually: The brain, to begin with. Not a muscle, but full of nerves. Muscle: a band or bundle of fibrous tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body. For example, your tongue, masseter, and eyelids. Structures that do not have nerves or muscles include hair and nails. ...Read more

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What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

Tension: Oftentimes, we keep our stress in the back on our neck or shoulders and it creates unnecessary tension. This prolonged tension will then cause the muscles to tighten and create the ripple. I recommend routine massages or self massage with a backknobber to help alleviate the muscle tightness. ...Read more

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I have this sharp sudden pain in the right side of my head, kinda in muscles?

Mm tension HA, but..: This could be a muscle tension type headache, often caused by stress. But please read my prior answers regarding headache to more thorough discussion of difficulty in dx, etc. 'sharp', unilateral, sudden onset, doesn't sound like muscle tension. Once again, see primary care physician, have it treated according to what the doctor's impression is. But, persists more than 1-2 weeks, have further w/u. ...Read more

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Since I started exercising I've gained weight and my face looks fuller. Is it possible I gained fat not muscle?

Since I started exercising I've gained weight and my face looks fuller. Is it possible I gained fat not muscle?

Only if you've eaten: More than you've exercised...or consumed more calories than you've burned and that all the calories were either starch, sugar, or fat. Otherwise, if you've been following (as one should) good dieting habits along with exercising then, gaining weight as in the way of fat from exercise is NOT POSSIBLE. ...Read more

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I struggle to lift my head after a fall, is there anything I can do to strengthen my muscles required to lift my head?

Weakness or pain?: This sounds like potentially an extremely serious problem suggesting that something in your spinal cord is injured. You really need to be examined and evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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My face muscles noticeably sag for a few days and then for next few days face looks tighter and younger. Cycle keeps repeating. Any thoughts?

My face muscles noticeably sag for a few days and then for next few days face looks tighter and younger. Cycle keeps repeating. Any thoughts?

UnlikelyMedCondition: It is very unlikely that your saging face is due to any medical condition. It may be due to aging, weight gain or loss or from sun damage. If you have any other symptoms or want to be sure, consult your Doctor for peace of mind ...Read more

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In facial reanimation procs. Does muscle transfer work by taking any muscle tissue from the body and transferring it to an area of the abnormal face?

In facial reanimation procs. Does muscle transfer work by taking any muscle tissue from the body and transferring it to an area of the abnormal face?

Yes not always: There are a variety of options for facial re animation that range from static and dynamic techniques as well as those using nerves from the same or opposite sides of the face to reinnervate muscles or the use of local or "free" (distant) muscle flaps. The gracilis or serrated muscles have been used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Muscles of my face hurts... What could be the possible reasons?

Muscles of my face hurts... What could be the possible reasons?

Facial muscle pain: Causes likely include overuse, such as chewing tough meat or gum, or trauma or stress from heavy exercise. If the muscle pain includes other areas of the body, and doesn't resolve with rest, systemic problems, such as myosotis, should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Can you have a muscle spasm in / on the head?

Can you have a muscle spasm in / on the head?

Yes: Many times but not always from clenching the teeth or grinding the teeth.
Bite appliance from a dentist may be necessary. ...Read more

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I having pain & swelling in my face muscles, what can I do?

I having pain & swelling in my face muscles, what can I do?

Why?: Is it due to an allergic reaction? Insect bites? Tooth problem? Trauma?
See you primary care and they can help steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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How to increase muscle on face.... Because I am looking very thin face.

How to increase muscle on face.... Because I am looking very thin face.

Not easy: Sorry the facial muscles are too small to enlarge them. The only way you can make your face look bigger is by gaining weight which may or may not be good depending on how much you weigh now. Excessive weight is also harmful to your health. So appreciate yourself they way you are, you can add a couple to 5 pounds if you are underweight. ...Read more

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A stiff muscle in neck causes my head to go forward. What could be helpful?

A stiff muscle in neck causes my head to go forward. What could be helpful?

Heat: Try warm compresses to relax the muscles. If it persists, see a physical therapist to learn appropriate stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Stress and spasm: Muscle spasms can be the result of tension. Massage can be helpful in the acute stage of a muscle spasm. Progressive muscle relaxation can be a tool that you can learn from a stress management program or from a recording, or stress reduction workbook, or an app. ...Read more

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Muscles in the right side of my face don't seem to be working properly. What to do?

Muscles in the right side of my face don't seem to be working properly. What to do?

See your doctor: This is never normal. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more

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The muscles in my face hurt and feel very 'heavy'...I guess you could say. What can I do?

The muscles in my face hurt and feel very 'heavy'...I guess you could say. What can I do?

Any Trauma?: Heaviness on the r, l, or both sides of the maxilla can be an indication of sinus infection if you had colds for awhile. Clenching and grinding are parafunctional habits that can cause pain and discomforfort especially to people with unbalanced masticatory muscles/bite. If you don't have upper respiratory infection, see a TMJ dentist. If you have colored nasal discharges and sputum, call your M.D. ...Read more