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Doctor insights on: Neck Muscle Knots

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Knot in neck, muscle knot or could it be something else?

Knot in neck, muscle knot or could it be something else?

Could be: You want to make sure it is in the muscle and not a lymph node. If persistent or growing seek medical attention. ...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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Can myofacial syndrome be cured ? Is tightness in the neck , shoulder and muscle knots on 1 side a symptom?

Can myofacial syndrome be cured ?  Is tightness in the neck , shoulder and muscle knots on 1 side a symptom?

MFP is manageable: Myofascial pain syndrome is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. It is a chronic pain disorder. Chronic pain cannot be cured; it must be managed. ...Read more

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Cold in neck muscle?

Cold in neck muscle?

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How can I build neck muscle?

Weights: Almost any upper body weight lifting activates your neck muscles.Always start with a certified trainer who can demonstrate proper technique. ...Read more

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My neck /neck muscle feels weird like tense what could it mean??

Several.....: At your age and not knowing your FHx, PMHx, it can be unusual physical activity, stress, Cholesterol medication, electrolyte abnormality.......very unusually meningitis/tetanus. Bad position at sleep can be the cause in a heavy set/ unusual configured person. ...Read more

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Need help with a neck muscle problem or something related. Who should I go to?

It depends: You are probably referring to neck muscle spasms - the severe form of which can lead to a tilt or flexion of the neck and pain. Generally speaking, i prefer to use anti-inflammatory medications, exercises, and modalities (warm moist heat applications). Sometimes, i will also prescribe a muscle relaxant and rarely pain medication. I find that physical therapy is an excellent approach. ...Read more

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What can cause neck muscle imbalance?

Common: Neck muscle imbalance is quite common and often seen in people who spent most of their days sitting. Typically the posterior muscles become stretched and weak and the muscles in front (anterior) become short and tight. Rebalancing them is worthwhile. This can be done with a physical therapist and by doing exercises at home. I like yoga for this type of work as well. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to do for a strained neck muscle?

What's the best thing to do for a strained neck muscle?

Check out these: Links. Hope u feel better soon! http://www.spine-health.com/blog/10-lesser-known-tips-easing-neck-pain. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/neck-pain/ds00542. ...Read more

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Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Usually not. : Shingles usually develop when you have immune function weakness, such as after catching cold, stress, emotional disturbance, post prolonged stressful sport, medication use etc. However, some post shingle pain is apt to be diagnosed with muscle pain. ...Read more