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Neck Muscle Rigidity
Muscle spasm: Typically if muscles in the cervical and lumbar regions are injured they will go into spasm to protect themselves from further injury this will create the rigidity that the writer describes. The symptoms can be helped with moist heat, muscle relaxants and physical therapy modalities. ...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
Meningitis: High fever, severe headache that isn't easily confused with other types of headache, stiff neck, vomiting or nausea with headache, confusion or difficulty concentrating — in the very young, this may appear as inability to maintain eye contact, seizures , sleepiness or difficulty waking up, sensitivity to light, lack of interest in drinking and eating, skin rash in some cases, such as in viral kind. ...Read more
Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost
Does anyone here think I have sporadic fatal insomnia? I lost the ability to produce tears.Stiff neck.Muscle spams i my brain can't relax any more
Probably not: As answered many times before, sporadic fatal insomnia is extremely rare -- less than 20 cases known in the world. Please see a neurologist if you continue to be concerned about this -- but also you may benefit from seeing a psychiatrist as well. There can be helpful treatments for people who focus on having a serious illness, even though doctors have examined them and not found one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back of right side of my neck has a sore lump. Been there approx 6mths. Get headaches & stiff neck. Muscle related or part of having mono since Jan?
Got put in hard headlock and now neck muscle are sore to touch and feel pain when turning neck..Not sharp pain just like stiff neck pain.What to do?
Neck pain trauma: Most muscular injuries will resolve over two-three weeks. Rest, heat, ice, and nonsteroid medications (ibuprofen or naprosyn) are the mainstay or early treatment. If pain radiates to your arms with or without arm weakness, difficulty walking or urinating occurs, urgent evaluation is indicated. Physical therapy and rehabilitation will improve injuries resistant to initial conservative management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brain can't feel sleepy and I have a heart pulse rate all the timei can't produce tears. Stiff neck. Muscle spams. Feel dizzy. Lost weight.?
Helpful: I am unclear as to what is meant by "high dose" but Piracetam has been shown to be helpful in the treatment of spastic symptoms at a dose range to be determined by your prescriber; there is a pre-determined range. ...Read more
Stiffness: If muscle is stiff or tight , then you have it. ...Read more
What kind of test can show my diaphragm motion(doc suspects it is very contracted and unable to fully relax)because i have general muscle rigidity?
Taking dopamine caused me muscle rigidity and an inability to move.Then took abilify (aripiprazole) and akineton and was getting worse. Stoped them and walked better?
That's a good -: -statement that is followed by a question mark. That in and of itself does not make it a question. ...Read more
My mum has a diagnosed Parkinson's Disease and she's suffering a lot from muscle rigidity. She can't relax her shoulders at all. Can I ask a cosmetic surgeon to inject botox to relieve some pain?
If i have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight
Possibly: Your system is in a high strung state and could cause muscle tightness and tension. I assume you have had endocrinology testing to rule out hyperthyroidism,pheochromocytoma,etc. If so, perhaps a stress management program would effectively treat your symptoms best and you have been recommended to avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. Your physician would know best whether beta blockers would help. ...Read more
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