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Doctor insights on: Muscles Of The Neck And Back

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Can tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

Can tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

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

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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Why do the muscles in my neck and back hurt after waking up every morning? Should I purchase memory foam?

Why do the muscles in my neck and back hurt after waking up every morning? Should I purchase memory foam?

Neck pain: Try lying flat in bed without a pillow. Use either a heating pad set on low so you don't burn yourself or and ice pack, whichever you are more comfortable with. Take a muscle relaxant or ibuprofen for comfort before investing in a memory pillow ...Read more

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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

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

Check with doctor: Whenever there are neurological issues, such as numbness, it is a good idea to check in with a doctor or an emergency room for evaluation to attempt to prevent progression of deficits. The sooner the better. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Does tendonitis in the arm go away and why are surrounding muscles, breast , neck, and back aching?

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 more

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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?

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?

Possibly.: There are many conditions that can cause your symptoms among them are low blood sugar, hypothyroidism, poor sleep and diet, poor posture, medications, and of course anxiety. Please see your pcp so he can give you a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?

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

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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?

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?

See below: You could have pulled a muscle in your neck or have a pinched nerve. You symptoms may resolve soon or could come back, or last for several weeks. If it continues to be bothersome, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How can I relieve whiplash pain in the neck and back muscles?

How can I relieve whiplash pain in the neck and back muscles?

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

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What is a method at home i can do for muscle aches (in the neck and back)?

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