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Loosen 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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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