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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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Certain places on back and shoulder and neck sore to the touch. Could that be muscle tension? Any remedies?

Certain places on back and shoulder and neck sore to the touch. Could that be muscle tension? Any remedies?

Trigger points: Sound like you may have trigger points or "knots". These can certainly be caused by tension. Heat and massage are good remedies the can be used followed by stretching the muscles involved. In some people they are severe and require medical evaluation for treatment. Physical therapy may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Do neck muscle stiffness cause nerve compression of that area or nerve compression cause neck and shoulder muscle stiffness?

Do neck muscle stiffness cause nerve compression of that area or nerve compression cause neck and shoulder muscle stiffness?

Nerve first m later: Muscle stiffness does not affect nerve root compression but symptoms of nerve compression- root, nerve can cause neck and shoulder sensory effects that you refer to as stiffness.

Muscles are innervated by nerves and have their own distribution of sensory patterns ...Read more

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Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

See orthopedist: Could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??

I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??

Shoulder pain: Clearly this is not "normal". You have injured yourself somehow. Perhaps you were lifting something that was too heavy for you ar you repeatedly exerted yourself to 100% with the shoulder and have and overuse problem. Ice it 20 minutes 4xday, take some anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen 600mg 4x day) and rest it. If its not better in a week OR it gets worse (Red/hot/more painful) see a doc. ...Read more

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Tightness and pain in the left neck, head and shoulder muscle subsides after lying down. .. Why???

Maybe stress: Could be related to stress. Muscle tightness is really nonspecific, and does not point to some dangerous diagnosis. If it is really bothersome, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have excercised and have a very tight right shoulder muscle, right neck muscle, and a vein over right eyebrow that has just popped out. All related?

I have excercised and have a very tight right shoulder muscle, right neck muscle, and a vein over right eyebrow that has just popped out. All related?

Maybe: It sounds like a pulled muscle in your neck. I don't see how the vein over your eyebrow is related to it. Perhaps you have become more aware and focused because of your pain and you notice it now. If the veins in your neck are being compressed it could cause the veins in your forehead to enlarge. Good health ...Read more

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I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam.

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I'm waking up to muscle pain in my upper back (knot), then it spreads to my neck and shoulder after a few weeks. What's the cause and remedy?

I'm waking up to muscle pain in my upper back (knot), then it spreads to my neck and shoulder after a few weeks. What's the cause and remedy?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What's the best natural therapy to treat chronic stress and muscle tension in the neck?

What's the best natural therapy to treat chronic stress and muscle tension in the neck?

Chronic stress: For muscle tension in the neck, many swear by massage therapy and heat. For dealing with overall stress, practices such as mindfulness meditation and yoga can help by training you in present moment awareness. When in the present moment, you are not worrying about future events or feeling bad about past ones. These latter modes increase stress, but present moment gives space and lowers stress. ...Read more

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Can bad posture laying in bed cause muscle tension in the neck with dizziness/vertigo.

Can bad posture laying in bed cause muscle tension in the neck with dizziness/vertigo.

Yes: Bad posture in bed that impinges on the structures in the neck can do many thing like you suggest. Remember in the neck you are dealing with blood vessels, nerves, muscles & ligaments. If any of them are not able to function well you will pay the consequences. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck? Source: HealthTap

TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups. Hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read more

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Can severe muscle tension in the neck cause persistent migraines?

Can severe muscle tension in the neck cause persistent migraines?

Migraine: Yes it could be associated with headaches. Anyone having a persistant headache should be evauluated by their physician. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension in the neck cause tingling in the face?

It is possible: Muscle tension can certainly cause tingling in the face by causing referred symptoms and affecting the superficial nerves. If the tingling is worse when you press on the tight muscles, it is a good indication that the symptoms are related. A physiatrist can help develop a treatment plan for this and can help look for other causes. ...Read more

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I found a fist-sized lipoma under my shoulder blade 2 years ago. I'm having muscle tension in the exact same place on the opposite side. Is it related?

I found a fist-sized lipoma under my shoulder blade 2 years ago. I'm having muscle tension in the exact same place on the opposite side. Is it related?

Probably not, but...: Both are probably not related, but it is good idea to be evaluated by following the steps described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html and in other articles in the selected category of subjects. ...Read more

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Dr. Wrote for norflex (orphenadrine) for the muscle tension&stiffness that I have in the back of my neck that he says is from TMJ will that help? And will bite help

Make you sleepy: I have not had much success with muscle relaxers. I rarely use them. Neck problems can cause tempormandibular symptom, but not the other way around. If you have referred pain to your neck from the tmj's (jaw joints), then palpation of the joints should elicit discomfort. If that is the case an occlusal splint may help with symptoms, . ...Read more

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Can I get vertigo and chest muscle tension from a bulging disc in the neck?

Interesting: A disc issue in the neck should not cause vertigo or dizziness. It can, in severe cases, cause issues with ambulation and gait stability. As far as chest muscle tension, there can be associated/referred pain that can be occasionally associated with lower cervical disc issues. Make sure there is no cardiac/heart issues in the presence of chest tension. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my left shoulder I was told last year I have a muscle tension. Now I noticed I get a slight throb pai. Like two inches from my left ear. Also its like sensitive to touch certain parts of mu shoulder and it makes my head feel better I fee

Stress: Muscle tension can be due to anxiety or postural problems, and can get worse the longer it persists without treatment. Stretching exercises and postural retraining should be helpful. But if no relief is seen within 6 weeks of corrective measures, you will need a physical exam by a physician. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension in your head and neck cause you to feel unsteady/lightheaded/dizzy/vertigo?

Can muscle tension in your head and neck cause you to feel unsteady/lightheaded/dizzy/vertigo?

Muscle tension: Yes. Take ibuprofen and do range of motion exercises of your neck to loosen up the muscle spasm. Spasm of Neck muscles can cause dizziness by affecting position sense. Moist heat and hot showers may help. ...Read more

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Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Unfortunately we only find out what causes dizziness less than 2% of the time and those people who have the 2% usually have something really bad wrong with them. I suppose it could. It could affect the baroreceptors in the large vessels in the neck, it could pull on the temporal skull bones causing inner ear issues, or affect cranial nerves in the suboccipital region. All possibilities. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? Or submandible lymph region?

Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? Or submandible lymph region?

No: However, if you tend to be over-anxious and you're a young adult, you'll start noticing the lymph nodes that everybody has in their necks. A dangerous node is obviously very abnormal clinically. You need to learn to ignore the ones that aren't fixed to surrounding structures, stony-hard / tire-rubber hard, and not deforming. Please talk with your physician about overcoming these kinds of fear ...Read more

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