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I have a lump on my neck and if I clench my teeth my neck muscles expand and the lump is more prominent, what could it be?

I have a lump on my neck and if I clench my teeth my neck muscles expand and the lump is more prominent, what could it be?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the lumps on your neck examined by a primary care specialist (e.g. ENT, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...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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Can tight neck muscles cause stinging eye pain and temple aches? Been havin these symptoms for 5 years started after being stressed a lot

Can tight neck muscles cause stinging eye pain and temple aches? Been havin these symptoms for 5 years started after being stressed a lot

No: Tight muscles may occur in association with variety of conditions including stress. The tight neck muscles are not usually associated with stinging eye pain. ...Read more

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I have numerous symptoms, left sided weakness lump on throat feeling, brain fog, mentally out there feeloing, tense muscles, aniexty.

I have numerous symptoms, left sided weakness lump on throat feeling, brain fog, mentally out there feeloing, tense muscles, aniexty.

Go to the Doctor: Please understand you are talking to medical professionals on the internet. You need URGENT medical attention. Please sign off of the internet and go see your doctor today. Now. ...Read more

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I've had a pretty hard lump on my neck for as long as I can remember, only on the right side. It almost feels attached to muscle. Should I be worried?

I've had a pretty hard lump on my neck for as long as I can remember, only on the right side. It almost feels attached to muscle. Should I be worried?

Have it checked: It is always a good idea to have a unilateral (on one side) area that is different from the other side examined to be sure that there are no issues present. Without it being examined by a physician there is no way to know if it is typical or not. Please have your doctor look at it to help determine how next to take care of it, if needed. ...Read more

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Why do infants have such weak neck muscles?

Why do infants have such weak neck muscles?

Big head!: Infants have overall relatively low muscle tone and coordination because they have not used their muscles much, and their neurologic systems are still developing. Neck muscles seem especially poor in part due to the relatively large head which is out of proportion to the neck to begin with. ...Read more

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Can a muscle knot in the neck feel like a lump?

Can a muscle knot in the neck feel like a lump?

YES: Certainly muscle cramps and spasms can feel like a lump; however, so can other conditions. Try SAdvil or Aleve (naproxen) for pain (if not allergic) and BioFreeze linament for the muscle area. ...Read more

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Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle — muscle?

Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle — muscle?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from getting large neck muscles?

How can I prevent myself from getting large neck muscles?

Weights: Almost any upper body weight lifting activates your neck muscles. Always start with a certified trainer who can demonstrate proper technique. Lower weights and higher reps lessen the chance for muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Pulled neck muscles while exercising now have pain and nausea. How do I get well from this?

Pulled neck muscles while exercising now have pain and nausea.  How do I get well from this?

Do the following: Rest on a flat surface with a thin soft pillow under you head and neck, start taking advil (ibuprofen) 600 mg — 800 mg three times per day for 3-5 days, drink plenty of fluids, have someone massage your neck and upper back with bengay or apply hot towel over your neck to increase blood circulation into the neck muscles. If not improved, call your doctor to have an exam. If this is a recurrent condition: xrays. ...Read more

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If you have a muscle knot in your neck, can it cause you to be able to feel a lump or a bump?

No: A muscle spasm feel like a knot. Rest, warm shower and NSAIDs may help. Do not check frequently it will worsen the spasm. Takes 1 to 2 wks for relief. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and neck muscles continuously hurt and can't seem to get any relief. Why is this happening to me?

Left shoulder and neck muscles continuously hurt and can't seem to get any relief. Why is this happening to me?

Time for doc eval: In a patient your age, this is often due to myofascial dysfunction- meaning strained, inflexible and restricted soft tissues in your area of pain. Often seen in young women who do a lot of reading, typing, desk & computer work. X-rays can evaluate the cervical spine and shoulder. Physical therapy, stress reduction, trigger point injections & improving posture can be helpful for myofascial pain. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a buffalo hump and hypertonic neck muscles because protecting something?

Fat vs muscle: A buffalo hump is due to excess fat tissue above the upper spine. Fat feels completely different from muscle and should be easy to tell the difference. A buffalo hump is seen in people who are significantly overweight. It can also be associated with excess cortisol (cushings syndrome). ...Read more

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I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now I struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?

I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now I struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor at the E.R. Can evaluate to see if there is a neck injury, which can be quite dangerous (a risk of spinal cord injury). In general, possible spine injury victims should be transported by ambulance on a backboard, wearing a special neck collar. Afterwards, if only a minor sprain or strain, the physiatrist or orthopedic doctor can examine and refer one to physical therapy for help. ...Read more

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How easy is it to get a concussion.like can you get one on the power of your own neck muscles or by standing up too quickly.

How easy is it to get a concussion.like can you get one on the power of your own neck muscles or by standing up too quickly.

Probably not: Concussions are based largely on impact to the head. Other injuries can result from head movements like whiplash that don't involve impact and may produce post-concussive symptoms because the brain was moving around inside the skull and made an impact within the skull. The G-forces involved in whiplash are pretty extreme. Very hard for us to generate these forces ourselves. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the back of my neck for years that will not go away. It is firm and it feels like it's fixed to my muscle. Three weeks ago I had xrays?

I have a lump in the back of my neck for years that will not go away. It is firm and it feels like it's fixed to my muscle. Three weeks ago I had xrays?

Neck lump: It could be a cyst or a lipoma. Good news is, most things that are there for many years and don't cause problem in that time usually don't ever cause problems. But it's good to get it checked out. Other than xray, your doctor might suggest further imaging (MRI) and/or a biopsy to know for sure. ...Read more

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Large hard lump in middle of my back, directly in the center, between shoulder blades. No pain where lump is, muscle to the left, neck and shoulder ar?

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See a doctor: How long have you had it? You should have it looked at by a doctor, but the most common thing there is lipoma, which we leave alone if it doesn‘t bother you. However, we never truly know what it is unless we remove it and do a biopsy. If someone tells me it has been present for years, I just leave it alone. ...Read more

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Irritation in neck muscles of left side sometimes leading to confusion and hampering in thinking process, sometimes released by stretching but recurrs?

Irritation in neck muscles of left side sometimes leading to confusion and hampering in thinking process, sometimes released by stretching but recurrs?

Mixed symptoms: What you describe might be gently treated by an osteopathic physician (do) skilled in cranial work. Fascial connections can lead to many types of symptoms; good evaluation needed. Osteopathic manipulation is very different from the high velocity "cracks" in chiropractic. You can locate a skilled osteopathic physician through the cranial academy: http://www.Cranialacademy. Org/agreement. Html. ...Read more

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How can I strenghten neck muscles?

How can I strenghten neck muscles?

Isometrics : A gentle means to strengthen muscles of the neck is to realize that the periodic stress of a muscle keeps it toned. As to the neck, one can use their own hands and arms to press the neck from different directions, or resist the neck as it attempts to move in different directions. Walking, with attendant head bobbing is another way. Swimming is an excellent way to tone muscles of the neck. ...Read more

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Will crunches make your neck muscles big?

Will crunches make your neck muscles big?

Not if done properly: The head and neck should be as relaxed as feasible for any core muscle work. While they work to stabilize the head, neck muscles are unlikely to hypertrophy without specific maneuvers versus significant weight against those isolated muscles themselves. Make sure to focus on obliques and transverse abdominus, not just crunches, to strengthen and stabilize core. ...Read more

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What should I do with a major pain in neck muscles?

What should I do with a major pain in neck muscles?

See below: Heat and nsaids are a good start. Try massage. If all that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a headache caused by neck muscles issues?

What are the characteristics of a headache caused by neck muscles issues?

Many types: Many types of headaches are associated with neck muscle pain, including migraines and occipital neuralgia. A neurologist can review your history and symptoms to help determine what kind of headache you have. It would be helpful for you to log your headaches (location, duration, frequency, intensity) and take the log when you see the neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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Can you get a muscle knot (lump) in your neck from intense workouts? If so, How long until it goes away?

Can you get a muscle knot (lump) in your neck from intense workouts?  If so, How long until it goes away?

Muscle spasm: These can occur from work out, they can sometimes be due to dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and overstitching of the muscles. Make sure etc stretch, hydrate and eat properly before and after wot\rk outs. Deep tissue massage can also be on benefit if the spasms persist ...Read more

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Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

It depends: When doing stretches, always use proper technique. Do not press too hard with your fingers if you want to massage yourself. This does not sound like disease, but if any concerns still remain, see your doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more