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Neck Muscle Spasticity Treatments
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
No: Chiropractic uses a deep massage based upon a faulty theory about bodily function. While the massage can temporarily make you feel better there is no cure from their work. Never let a chiro massage your neck. This is a more fragile structure and deep thrusting massage is dangerous there have been cases of paralysis and blood clots from chiros. See an orthopod for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
very unusual: They are likely related to a similar cause. The potential list of causes can range from; poor postural mechanics, nerve root dysfunction from the neck region, muscular dystrophy and even some types of arthritis. It really warrants an evaluation from a specialist if you have not seen one yet. ...Read more
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
Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not all of these muscles can make it worse. You need to work with a physician and/or physical therapist and craft a specific plan to treat the specific cause of your neck pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which neck, back or shoulder muscles are most commonly associated with muscle spasms and/or tension headaches?
Reduce stress: I think it really depends on what you mean. True spasms of facial muscles (intermittent tightening with or without pain) may be indicative of an underlying neurologic condition. If what you are referring to is that, rather than say wrinkles, it would be important to see your physician to discuss. ...Read more
YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more
Can cervical disc disease,cervical stenosis and kyphosis of neck cause widespread muscle twitches,prickling sensations all over,numbness?
Usually not: neck disease will cause symptoms below tthe area of stenosis if face is involved then these symptoms are not due to this condition ...Read more
What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?
Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more
Possible s/e: In fact, muscle stiffness, abnormal muscle movements are reason for very close medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication. Often meds are prescribed to prevent this side effect. Another strategy is to keep the dose as low as possible. If any unusual muscle stiffness, twitching or abnormal (dsykinetic) movements are noticed, be sure to tell prescribing doctor right away. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more
Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?
Can spastic chronically tight muscles on the neck and jaw area cause referred pain around the mouth, lips, nose?
Can be referred pain: But Need more information. There can be other causes of these symptoms and this needs to be evaluated. Ask you physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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
Heavy is the head...: Your head is an immense object. Weights at least 15 to 20 pounds, as it's a large ball of bone filled with water and "other stuff". If your shoulders and neck are holding it in a bad posture, or in the same position for awhile, you'll strain the neck muscles. Typing long periods, driving, etc can do it. Getting a better posture, moving around, and changing activity will help. ...Read more
May need eval: Basic symptoms suggest some inflammation or irritation to the muscles in your neck- which attach to the the areas you described. May be helpful to start w neck stretching (download from on line) and if no allergy try an anti- inflammatory like ibuprofen, Naproxen , or Acetaminophen etc. Ice and/or heat may also help. But eval by dr may be needed to ensure no other cause like ear infection. ...Read more
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
Sternocleidomastoid: Also called SCM is the main muscle that can be strained in the neck in the area you're describing. ...Read more
My right neck muscle in the front of neck is bigger than my left. I am right handed. Should i be worried?
After the "flu"...: If you were suffering of the flu or a similar type of illness even when it is resolved your muscles may stay sore for a few days and it should resolve soon as long as everything else is doing better. Continue with the recommendations given if you saw a doctor for this and if not drink plenty of fluids and rest while you are still feeling sick. If worse try to see your dr. for evaluation soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a spot on my head that hurts when i leave a certain way and my neck muscle on the left is tight. Is this tension?
Why is it that some people get temporary tinnitus when doing weight training that emphasizes the cervical neck muscle area?
I feel like the left side of my neck muscle is pulling and i feel shortness of breath on my left side. This is my second day with these symptoms ... ?
Inflammation: Inflammation of the tissues surrounding the heart and lungs (pleurisy and pericarditis) can cause pain along the left lateral neck muscle (trapezius) and can cause shortness of breath. This is often caused by a virus. However, to determine the cause of your symptoms, it would be best for you to see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
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