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How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

Try these: Apply warm packs application, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen (if no allergies), exercise your jaw ( up & down movement) may help. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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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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How can I relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

How can I relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

Moist heat: And anti-inflammatory medications, you to use for few days. Also find out the reason for that tense muscles and take of it. ...Read more

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How to relieve daily tension in neck and upper back?

How to relieve daily tension in neck and upper back?

Physical therapy.: I would recommend getting into a physical therapy program. A massage at least twice a month will do a lot to help you. Try some meditation. Stress reduction techniques are essential. ...Read more

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How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

Rest, ice: Usually the best thing to do is rest the area and use ice to decrease the spasm. For more difficult cases, other treatments including physical therapy, massage, muscle relaxants and trigger point injections can help. ...Read more

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How can I relieve whiplash pain in the neck and back muscles?

How can I relieve whiplash pain in the neck and back muscles?

Whiplash: This is a common injury follow car accidents. You need to first make sure there is no signs of fracture or displacement on your vertebrae by an imaging study. This is usually done if you are brought to the er, but can be ordered as an outpatient. If scans are negative then the injury is likely muscular and should get better over time with physical therapy and pain management. ...Read more

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How can i differ between neck muscle pain and neck spasm?

Pain/spasm: You will not be able to make out the difference as pain can cause spasm and spasm can cause pain. Usually you will feel tight knots in the muscle if its spasm. ...Read more

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How can you treat chronic muscle tension and/or strain of the rhomboid?

PT or chiro: Nsaids for pain and some musculoskeletal work inclusive of soft-tissue massage, estim or ultrasound prn, and correction of any muscle imbalances. Who does the soft tissue work is up to you. I usually prescribe pt, but a chiro can likely do much of this as well. ...Read more

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How to relieve side of neck muscleskeletal pain?

How to relieve side of neck muscleskeletal pain?

Muscle relaxer: A prescription muscle relaxer (zanaflex, robaxin, (methocarbamol) baclofen, flexeril) will help. You can also try heat and massage. ...Read more

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Best way for me to relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

Many ways!: Hot shower with a pulsating head. Use of a topical patch-lidoderm, salonpas. Topical gel or lotion: icy hot. ...Read more

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Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Yes: If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthening exercises can aggravate it. Try and do strengthening exercises with out weights. Consider working with a knowledgable physical therapist to make sure you are doing the appropriate exercises. Discuss with your md if pt is recommended. ...Read more

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How can you treat muscle spasms in back?

NSAIDs and exercise: 85% of us will have an episode of back pain at some point in our lives. The treatment is generally non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, light exercise. Physical therapy and muscle relaxers can also be helpful. The pain generally improves over a few weeks. ...Read more

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What's the best natural therapy to treat chronic stress and muscle tension in the neck?

What's the best natural therapy to treat chronic stress and muscle tension in the neck?

Chronic stress: For muscle tension in the neck, many swear by massage therapy and heat. For dealing with overall stress, practices such as mindfulness meditation and yoga can help by training you in present moment awareness. When in the present moment, you are not worrying about future events or feeling bad about past ones. These latter modes increase stress, but present moment gives space and lowers stress. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension in your head and neck cause you to feel unsteady/lightheaded/dizzy/vertigo?

Can muscle tension in your head and neck cause you to feel unsteady/lightheaded/dizzy/vertigo?

Muscle tension: Yes. Take ibuprofen and do range of motion exercises of your neck to loosen up the muscle spasm. Spasm of Neck muscles can cause dizziness by affecting position sense. Moist heat and hot showers may help. ...Read more

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How much neck pain can a neck massage relieve?

How much neck pain can a neck massage relieve?

Some: It depends on what is causing the neck pain. If it muscular then it has a better chance of helping then if the pain is due to a disc problem or arthritis. ...Read more

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How to relieve a cramp in neck?

How to relieve a cramp in neck?

Muscle relaxants: If the cramp is caused by muscle cramp in the neck muscles, you need to do gentle massage, hot shower, and a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a muscle sprain in wrist/arm?

How can I relieve a muscle sprain in wrist/arm?

PRICEMM: Protect- the injured limb rest- the injured limb ice- 15-20 minutes to get that deep numb, 2-3 times a day. Compression- wrap the injured limb to heal swelling. Elevate-limb to relieve swelling. Mobility- once the limb is not painful, get it moving around. ...Read more

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How to relieve muscle pain and tension due to anxiety and stress? I feel it more in front of neck, chest, and lower back

How to relieve muscle pain and tension due to anxiety and stress? I feel it more in front of neck, chest, and lower back

Address your stress!: To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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How can you relieve pain from a sprained trapezius muscle?

Acupuncture: Agree w dr. Joe. Acupuncture can reduce inflammation & pain and accelerate healing for a trap injury. ...Read more

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What to do for sever pain from a muscle spasm in neck and shoulder?

What  to do for sever pain from a muscle spasm in neck and shoulder?

Osteopathic Exam: For pain from neck/shoulder 'spasm,' most available treatments are symptomatic.If you've had many tests-lumbar puncture, MRI, etc. which haven't found the 'cause' but have ruled out serious disease, a good history & osteopathic hands-on exam can often find the cause: usually rib or spine malfunction. Manipulation can often fix it.Rarely, neuropathic pain is cause.Neuroprolotherapy may help. ...Read more