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Muscles Of The Neck And Back
Occipital neuralgia: The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the neck is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital, temporal areas, dizziness, vertigo and lightheadedness. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...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
Why do the muscles in my neck and back hurt after waking up every morning? Should I purchase memory foam?
Why do I feel like puking when i bend over my head and stretch the muscles going down neck and back? Neck is stiff
I tend to do silly flexible things to my body and hurt muscles such as my neck and back. How can I relieve the resulting soreness?
Try: Not to do silly stretches, in regards to pain, rest those areas, ice. ...Read more
Therapist released muscles behind neck/upper back even when i told her not to and now I am having trouble lifting my head off the floor & numbness
Woke up , sharp pain in spine. Tingly all over , staring from spine then everywhere except down to feet. Palpitations too.. Felt muscles twitch ? Still have neck/back issue.
I have very tight muscles at side of neck and back of head- slightly muffled ears and when lean forward it pulls on something in my ear.What is it?
Can pinched nerve or strained muscles in neck/upper back cause tingling in both hands? Slept bad, pain for a month, headaches, tingling in both hands
strained muscle: Most likely you developed trigger points in either your neck or upper back muscles. You did not do it by sleepimg improperly unless you slept on your head. It is most likely from improper posture, slouching or not in proper shape/conditioning with muscular imbalances. If the tingling continues you need to see your primary care doctor, if you have one or a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does tendonitis in the arm go away and why are surrounding muscles, breast , neck, and back aching?
Activity causes it: Look at the activity that you are doing that causes the strain on the tendon. Stop what you are doing or figure a different way to do it. The other pains are from you guarding the part that hurts and moving abnormally. Sports medicine research shows that the most effective treatment of acute tendonitis is a big ice bag and an ace wrap. Not 2 tight! it aches 6 minutes before it gets numb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hands have been very cold...I feel weak, anxious, and muscles are tense & achy in neck/back of shoulders. More than just stress and poor diet?
May be spondylitis.: See a rheumatologist first for labs and X-rays. ...Read more
Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?
Could be many causes: Suggest you seek an opinion from a physiatrist, as you may benefit from some diagnostic studies to pin down answer, which could lead to a rehabilitation program. ...Read more
What would cause inflamed muscles on the right side of neck n back of head on right side? How long should it take to go back to normal?
The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds - no help. What should I do?
Consider Massage &PT: the first thing we need to figure out is why. We need to learn more about your spine, do an exam, get xrays and learn more about your work, sports and trauma if any. Many people see a Chiropractor or sports medicine doc who will do an exam and get imaging. If massage, stretching and exercise dont help a formal course of Physical therapy may be appropriate. If all this fails an MRI is indicated. ...Read more
Having tight muscles in upper back/neck For a month. meds are not responding well. Stretches help a little also Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil sometimes. Help?
I suspect I have pulled muscles or pinched nerves in neck/upper back, causes headaches. Going to doc, but can a special pillow help ease pressure?
Possible: A specialized pillow for neck stability may ease the discomfort but you should have imaging of your head and neck as well as treatment such as physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and if particularly bad, steroid injections or nerve blocks may be helpful. But first an evaluation should be done. ...Read more
Whiplash: This is a common injury follow car accidents. You need to first make sure there is no signs of fracture or displacement on your vertebrae by an imaging study. This is usually done if you are brought to the er, but can be ordered as an outpatient. If scans are negative then the injury is likely muscular and should get better over time with physical therapy and pain management. ...Read more
Stretching and relax: Using stretching techniques and relaxing techniques will release spasm and relieve the pain. It will work well if the reason is spasm of the muscle. ...Read more
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