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Knot On Back Of Neck Due To Stress
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
I have a big knot on the bottom of neck more on my shoulder could this be sitting on a nerve and causing my back and neck hurt all the time?
Trigger points : A "knot" near the bottom of the neck (lower cervical spine) or in between the shoulder blade is commonly do to a muscle spasm. The descriptors provided indicates that this is likely a myofascial or muscular trigger point, which is a form of muscle spasm. "a pinched nerve" in the neck can commonly cause the described symptoms as well. Effective treatment can be started once diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more
Severe pain on back of neck on the right side stemming from hairline to the entire length. Small lump at top. No recent trauma. Any ideas what it is?
Texting syndrome?: At your age, if you tend to use the smart phone or other device while looking down, most likely your muscles in the neck are in spasm which can lead to headaches at the hairline level where the muscles attach. The lump could be very likely a muscle band that is tight. Use moist heat. Avoid prolonged bending of the neck such as in texting. Texting Syndrome is a real entity and is a recent phenomeno ...Read more
I have painful tension headaches starting at the back of my head near my neck. What could possibly be the cause of that?
You said it: The most common cause of tension headache is--tension. If you have no neurologic symptoms and your neck is sore / stiff this is the most likely diagnosis. How is your emotional state? How well do you deal with stress? But if neurologic symptoms besides pain are present, see a neurologist. ...Read more
Why kind of test to determine the cause of this discomfort pain at the back of my head (just where the head and neck meet), upper back shoulder.
Neck pain: You might want to get xrays of your cervical vertebrae to rule out the cause of your pain. ...Read more
I have neck pain on the back side of my neck near my back on the bones. I keep getting some sort of neck pain every month. (usually stiff neck)?
I have nodules which feels hard all over the back & arms. I'm concerned why nodules on back of the neck is hurting from left side of neck to shoulder?
Cyst: Inward growths in the skin will cause a cyst to form. They will usually slowly collect skin debris and increase in size. Definitive cure is removal. Cysts can occur in the skin anywhere on the body. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What muscles in the shoulder and neck causes dizziness, headache, tightness in the neck, little knots near the spine on my neck, I suffer from anxiety?
How often does poor posture cause a fat pad to develop on the back of the neck right at top of back?(bottom of neck)
Hump on the back of my lower neck where my head joins the upper spine hurts to touch and causing headaches.
Neck pain: The area you describe is where the lower part of the neck (cervical spine) connects with the mid back (thoracic spine). The headaches (cervicogenic) are caused by tight neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. The C6/7 level is a common area for pain due to a herniated or degenerated disc. Moist heat, ice and massages can reduce the pain. If it persists see a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Need to see it: Common cysts of the scalp are easily felt as freely-movable, smooth-surfaced masses and may be kept or excised as seems best to you, with your physician's approval. An old bump can leave a harmless fibrous scar where the bruise was. A cancer here is uncommon, but a new mass or ulcer that is growing anywhere is worrisome. ...Read more
What could be the cause of intermittent and temporary heaviness or slight throbs in back of my neck that sometimes moves up to the back of my head?
Neck pain: Muscle tightness in the neck muscles that insert on the back of the head are the cause of heaviness or throbs of pain. The neck muscles become tight to compensate for malalignment of the cervical spine. Treatment usually begins with physical therapy, neck exercises, and cortisone shots or epidural steroids. ...Read more
I feel pressure which moves from under my nose, back of my head, to my neck and ears. Is it related to pinched nerve in my neck or recent dental work?
What can cause pain from left side of neck down to the hand. Mostly the joints hurt? Muscle tension?
Neck anatomy: Other than lipoma, this could also be just normal anatomy -- at the base of the neck, the c7 and t1 spinous processes are much longer than the spinous processes above them, which results in a "bump" at the cervicothoracic junction which is actually normal. Nothing needs to be done about that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certain places on back and shoulder and neck sore to the touch . Could that be muscle tension? Any remedies?
Trigger points: Sound like you may have trigger points or "knots". These can certainly be caused by tension. Heat and massage are good remedies the can be used followed by stretching the muscles involved. In some people they are severe and require medical evaluation for treatment. Physical therapy may also be helpful. ...Read more
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