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Are eye and neck muscles connected? When moove eyes side to side can feel slight movement if neck muscles at the back moving also?

Are eye and neck muscles connected? When moove eyes side to side can feel slight movement if neck muscles at the back moving also?

No: There are no connections between dye muscles and neck muscles. However, pain in the eyes are poorly localized. For example, dry eyes can present as neck pain. You should a complete exam by your eye md. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Cracking gravel-type sound in neck but no pain and no movement problems after dance injury 6 months ago. Dr. Says muscles need time to heal. Accurate?

Muscles AreNot Noisy: Muscles do not make noise when the contract. Bones, cartilage, joints may make noise, especially if pieces are loose, e.g. Within the cervical facet joints. This would correspond with your observations. However, this does not mean surgery would be a good option or help, more likely further complicate. Best work to find a very savvy physical therapist who you can trust for guidance. ...Read more

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I have a knot/lump with muscles under skin right in the back of my neck just below my skull, size of a marble, tender to touch, moves with neck movement?

I have a knot/lump with muscles under skin right in the back of my neck just below my skull, size of a marble, tender to touch, moves with neck movement?

Adenitis/ cyst: Get checked by pmd. If you have unhealthy scalp, can have adenitis. A cyst might be there slowly getting bigger over years, or if you mash it. ...Read more

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What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm. 1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours. Does not increase or decrease with movement. Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side. ?

What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm.  1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours.  Does not increase or decrease with movement.  Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side.  ?

TOO V CERVICAL DISC: SX are suggest cervical disc disease vs TOO (THORACIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION)When you cough, sneeze or hiccup, you increase intrathoracic pressure and flare pain. Please see your doctor and get an MRI of the cervical spine and MRA of RUE to evaluate both conditions . The 2 can overlap and a NEURO CONSULT for EMG(ELECTROMYELOGRAM) may be needed. Also labs b12/folic acid/TFTS ...Read more

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Left shoulder and neck muscles continuously hurt and can't seem to get any relief. Why is this happening to me?

Left shoulder and neck muscles continuously hurt and can't seem to get any relief. Why is this happening to me?

Time for doc eval: In a patient your age, this is often due to myofascial dysfunction- meaning strained, inflexible and restricted soft tissues in your area of pain. Often seen in young women who do a lot of reading, typing, desk & computer work. X-rays can evaluate the cervical spine and shoulder. Physical therapy, stress reduction, trigger point injections & improving posture can be helpful for myofascial pain. ...Read more

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Neck muscles left side aggravated and tighten up by end of day no matter what i do. Rest helps the most. Don't know what to do. Tried all including chiro massage acu doing pt again seems not much help?

Neck muscles left side aggravated and tighten up by end of day no matter what i do. Rest helps the most. Don't know what to do. Tried all including chiro massage acu doing pt again seems not much help?

Magesium: You are doing at good job at being thorough. York doc can check your magnesium level. If low, that or other minerals can cause muscle cramping. A clinical psychologist can help you learn guided imagery and breathing exercises which can be very helpful also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do infants have such weak neck muscles?

Why do infants have such weak neck muscles?

Big head!: Infants have overall relatively low muscle tone and coordination because they have not used their muscles much, and their neurologic systems are still developing. Neck muscles seem especially poor in part due to the relatively large head which is out of proportion to the neck to begin with. ...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