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I occasionally get a tight feeling on both sides of my neck. Tested thyroid. What else could it be?

I occasionally get a tight feeling on both sides of my neck. Tested thyroid. What else could it be?

HEART DISEASE: This certified internist since 1974, who has had over 1/4 million adult patient-encounters, 'senses' heart problem.
As I have said, it is in the nuances and subtleties of the history by a experienced clinician wherein lies the answer to 'what is it, doc? '. I know nothing about you, but 'tight' and 'both sides of neck' worries me. See an internist or cardiologist...Now. ...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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Right side of neck feeling weird, almost a tight feeling. Help?

Right side of neck feeling weird, almost a tight feeling. Help?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. This symptom could be potentially serious. ...Read more

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How can I get my neck to stop being tight-feeling after the accident?

How can I get my neck to stop being tight-feeling after the accident?

Physical therapy: Sudden movement of car accident cause muscle spasm in the neck, it takes few weeks to feel better -you need to see a doctor for muscle relaxant along with physical therapy ...Read more

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For years, Iv been feeling a tense, tight and tingly sensation from left side neck to left side of chest. Is it anxiety?

For years, Iv been feeling a tense, tight and tingly sensation from left side neck to left side of chest. Is it anxiety?

It could be anxiety: I am a licensed psychologist. Anxiety can cause physical, somatic symptoms such as muscle tension, and tingly sensations. But, what you described also could be due to a medical condition. First see your MD, and have any organic/medical condition get ruled out. And, if there is nothing medical, then yes, it could be anxiety. ...Read more

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Back side of neck pulse feeling inside or knot, tight with headache?

Back side of neck pulse feeling inside or knot, tight with headache?

Anatomy lesson: The back of the neck has an artery on both sides (pulse), muscles and lymph nodes (glands).It sounds like you may have a tender l node, some muscle spasm, and a tension headache.Cant exclude infection or various other disorders without a more thorough history and a physical exam, therefore, see your doctor if its bad or persists. ...Read more

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Neck pain that's tight, and feels like I need to stretch neck back forth It's left side and it effects left side of back. Burning feeling left of face?

Neck pain that's tight, and feels like I need to stretch neck back forth It's left side and it effects left side of back. Burning feeling left of face?

Muscle Spasm: This sounds like a muscle spasm. I would apply heat, little bit of massage may also help relax those tight muscles and you may take Ibuprofen for pain as needed. ...Read more

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Random numb feeling in cheek and jaw (right side) tight neck muscles, anxiety, stress something else?

Random numb feeling in cheek and jaw (right side) tight neck muscles, anxiety, stress something else?

TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is tight bladder neck classed as bladder neck obstruction? I get stop start urination and swollen feeling on and off, frequent urge etc.

Is tight bladder neck classed as bladder neck obstruction? I get stop start urination and swollen feeling on and off, frequent urge etc.

Here are some...: Tight bladder neck is used to describe what a urologist see on cystourethroscopy-like a tight rubber band ring, which is clinically related with diminishing urine flow so a term of bladder neck obstruction is coined. However, how these findings and description may be implied in urinary symptoms of every individuals should be correlated with urodynamic testing & clinical assessment. So, ask doctor. ...Read more

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What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

See below: Pressure on upper cervical nerves by the upper cervical spine can do this. The best approach is to sit in an upright posture or to place a pillow under your head when sitting on that hair. ...Read more

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For years, Iv been feeling a Weird tense, tight, weak and tingly feeling from left side neck to left side of arm. No headaches. Is it brain tumor?

For years, Iv been feeling a Weird tense, tight, weak and tingly feeling from left side neck to left side of arm. No headaches. Is it brain tumor?

Very unlikely: It may be an issue with cervical vertebrae that is affecting the nerves coming out of the cervical spinal cord. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Heavy tight chest, uncomfortable feeling into left side of neck, shoulder & tingle in arm Headache & light headed Happens after activity?

Heavy tight chest, uncomfortable feeling into left side of neck, shoulder & tingle in arm Headache & light headed Happens after activity?

Concerning symptoms: The symptoms described can be very typical in the setting of a pending heart attack, especially if they occur at rest and are worsened with exertion. An immediate evaluation is recommended to rule this out. ...Read more

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What is best remedy for gag or tight feeling on left side of throat or neck. Doc says I got post nasal drip and thyroids ultrasound came back good.?

What is best remedy for gag or tight feeling on left side of throat or neck. Doc says I got post nasal drip and thyroids ultrasound came back good.?

Cannot tell: Need to be examined, can't really tell what is it from your brief description, see your doctor or seek another opinion, meanwhile, use warm compresses, warm liquids, and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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Ear & jaw pain, lazy feeling right side of face. Sore/tight shoulders & neck. Tingling in feet. Small head "jerks" when relaxing. Also suffer anxiety.

Ear & jaw pain, lazy feeling right side of face. Sore/tight shoulders & neck. Tingling in feet. Small head "jerks" when relaxing. Also suffer anxiety.

Multiple issues: Jaw and ear pain, and sore shoulder and neck might be due to TMJ dysfunction. This is often the result of bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), which is often caused by stress. See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment.
See your medical doctor for the feet tingling, especially if it is recurring or lasts longer than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Dear Dr, feeling in my eyes lights are too bright feel dizzy with very sore sides of neck front and tight jaw knot in back of neck sleep apnea 6 weeks?

Dear Dr, feeling in my eyes lights are too bright feel dizzy with very sore sides of neck front and tight jaw knot in back of neck sleep apnea 6 weeks?

Problems: You must make an appointment as soon as possible to see your doctor.
If there is a delay in seeing the doctor I recommend you go to the Emergency Room as soon as you can.
Age 33 is a bit young to have all these symptoms. I hope you are not smoking. ...Read more

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Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight I lift alot of heavy stuff at work. What can I do?

Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight I lift alot of heavy stuff at work. What can I do?

Neck pain: Would consider PT, massage, liftign techniques, Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and or flexeril at night. Warm shower in AM, ice when home from work If lifting constantly consider breaks every 30 minutes for 1-2 minutes to shake out neck. May consider a few days of neck collar, sometimes at night it helps the neck from rolling all over f/u with doc /urgent care. . ...Read more

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Starting today only when I swallow I get pain on the right side of my throat. When I extend my neck up it feels tight. What is causing this?

Starting today only when I swallow I get pain on the right side of my throat. When I extend my neck up it feels tight. What is causing this?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck? Tendons? ... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck? Tendons? ... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Get it checked: A long list of things can cause a lump like that - some more serious than others. Since it is painful, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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My neck and shoulder hurt on my left side but I get a sharp pain when I swallow liquids not food my muscles feel tight I have bad anxiety nd I'm worrd?

My neck and shoulder hurt on my left side but I get a sharp pain when I swallow liquids not food my muscles feel tight I have bad anxiety nd I'm worrd?

Muscle spasms: Even young people can start experiencing neck problems due to neck nerve root irritation. This can occur because of lifting heavy things, sports injuries or other accidents. Repetitive stress injuries can also initiate the symptoms, sleeping on the stomach with the neck twisted to one side can kink the neck nerves. Drinking cold liquids can initiate muscle spasms. See family md for treatment. ...Read more

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I have left ventrical hypertrophy my heart beat was 115bpm with tightness in my chest and my neck hurts on both sides my right arm was aching?

I have left ventrical hypertrophy my heart beat was 115bpm with tightness in my chest and my neck hurts on both sides my right arm was aching?

Chest tightness: A number of conditions may be taking place would get it checked out. Lvh can increase demand for blood supply resulting in chest pain. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue. Swelling causing tight neck?

Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue. Swelling causing tight neck?

See doctor/dentist.: You likely have an infection in the mouth (dental caries, gingivitis etc). The tongue swelling does not cause stiff neck which may possibly be a sign of meningitis. You need to check with your doctor if the stiff neck worsens in the absence of other explanation. ...Read more

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28, Shooting, cramping & squeezing pains in chest, ribs, and breastbone (in both sides) that last a few seconds to a few mins. Same pain by armpits. Area is very tender and back/neck muscles fee sore & tight. EKG, X-ray, stress test ok. Cardiac?

Shooting pains: Sharp, shooting, fleeting pains in the chest, often aggravated by a deep breath, are frequently due to pinching of intercostal nerves or muscles which run between ribs. Are you performing any exercises or activities which put strain on the rib cage? Are you experiencing cramps in other areas of the body? If so get checked for deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and potassium. Discuss with your MD ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more