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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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The muscle in my neck and tongue hurts why?

The muscle in my neck and tongue hurts why?

Strain: Sounds like a TMJ strain that can send pain to the neck and oral cavity. See your dentist for an evaluation and if that is not the issue then check with your md. ...Read more

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Hi, why does my tongue hurt? It feels like a muscle pain, and struggle to eat and is painful to swallow. When I move my tongue, I get a sharp pin in my ear?

Hi, why does my tongue hurt? It feels like a muscle pain, and struggle to eat and is painful to swallow. When I move my tongue, I get a sharp pin in my ear?

See a dentist: Some conditions may require further assessment, tests and your dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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New to gerd. My neck muscles tighten and my voice hurts to talk at times. Common? On Prilosec bid. Also back of tongue hurts.

New to gerd. My neck muscles tighten and my voice hurts to talk at times.  Common? On Prilosec bid. Also back of tongue hurts.

More Dx: There are other medications that can be used along with diet modifications and\or surgical options. I would discuss the situation with your gastroenterologist further. There are diagnostic tests that may help determine the best answer. Without knowing what tests have been done so far it's hard to go further on this forum. ...Read more

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Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Yes: It may be part of constellation of auto immune disorder. It may occur as primary or secondary with other symptoms.Please check with Rheumatologist regarding weak tongue. In the meantime take primrose oil which contains linoleic acid & GLA will give relief of dry eyes. ...Read more

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In what way can the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle affect the tongue?

Sternocleidomastoid: It doesn't affect the tongue at all. It is connected to the mastoid process behind the ear and goes to the clavicle. It does not impact tongue motion. The tongue itself is mainly a muscle called the genioglossus. Many other muscles impact the motion of the tongue. ...Read more

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I have been having muscle spasms in my tongue. What can cause that?

I have been having muscle spasms in my tongue. What can cause that?

Medication?: Did you start taking anything new before this started? If so, you can try Diphenhydramine and see if that helps. You should contact whoever gave you the medication about stopping it. ...Read more

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My tongue feels tired and the muscle in my neck also?

My tongue feels tired and the muscle in my neck also?

What is the question: If your tongue feels tired then stop talking. You have many muscles in your neck so i cannot answer this. Perhaps you just sprained your neck or twisted it. Give it a few days. ...Read more

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