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How can I stretch out tight neck muscles?

How can I stretch out tight neck muscles?

Heat and Posture: Muscles in the neck most commonly tighten from either poor posture (making them work harder to support your head), or from an injury to the neck (in which your muscles tighten up to provide support to the spine). Improving your posture and ergonomics is the best way to prevent tight muscles, and warm compresses are a good modality to help muscles relax. Then do gentle range of motion exercises. ...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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How to stretch tight neck muscles at home?

How to stretch tight neck muscles at home?

Torticollis: If you have torticollis, the best treatment is muscle relaxants and antiinflammatory drugs. But at home, you may starte with non steroidal antiinflammatory drug and keeping your neck warm and adding gentle massages, see if it works ( it may take a long time without muscle relaxant to have effects). ...Read more

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Does TMJ lead to tight neck muscles r the other way round?

Does  TMJ lead to tight neck  muscles r the other way round?

Either: Temporomandibular joint disorders is a complex of issues involving the joint itself and the associated muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. Muscle spasm and pain is a prominent part of the array of signs and symptoms. Symptomatic care (treatment of muscle spasm) is a major component of the diagnostic and treatment protocol. ...Read more

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Tight neck muscles and double vision for up close?

Convergence...: ..Insufficiency can cause double vision up close. Need to know how long its going on and how old you are. ...Read more

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Can ear inf cause tight neck muscles?

Can ear inf cause tight neck muscles?

Yes: If the infection leads to lymph node involvement in the neck region it can make the neck feel stiff as if the muscles are tightening due to there increased size and inflammation. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can tight neck muscles make you feel sleepy?

Hello docs. I was wondering can tight neck muscles make you feel sleepy?

Not necessarily.: However people with anxiety may have both very tight neck/ head/ shoulder musculature as well as fatigue. Stress can also lead to both sets of symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I release extremely tight neck muscles with knots in then? Been so stiff and sore for 1 year now

How can I release extremely tight neck muscles with knots in then? Been so stiff and sore for 1 year now

Massage triggers: Try massage heat muscle relaxants i like tranxene at night or soma during the day triggerpoint injections massage is the main stay no strengthening need for pain ful muscles in spasm intermittant use of a soft collar to give muscles a break even at night if you wake up in pain to keep neck in neutral position see orthopedist or physiatrist to rule out significant underlying pathology once. ...Read more

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Can strained or tight neck muscles make the muscles throughout your head hurt? Almost like a sharp sensation?

Can strained or tight neck muscles make the muscles throughout your head hurt? Almost like a sharp sensation?

Definitely, yes: Tension Type Headache. More muscle tenderness has been found in patients with TTH than in non-headache controls. However, it is not unusual for patients with TTH to experience stubbing pain in the head musculature. The pains are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles and other muscles pain as well as the pericranial muscles. See an orofacial specialist. ...Read more

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Can tight neck muscles cause jaw pain and stiffness or is it the other way round?

Either way: It is possible that it can go either way. The muscles do interact and I have had jaw pain cause muscle pain and visa versa. I would suggest seeing a craniofacial pain specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tight neck muscles can cause eustachian tube problems ?

Tight Neck Muscles: Yes. This is quite common. Pay attention to your sitting posture during the day and avoid straining the neck muscles. Try an otc "heat" creme to the tight neck muscles and a short course of any decongestant, assuming you are not on blood pressure medications. ...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