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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?

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

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How can I prevent myself from getting large neck muscles?

How can I prevent myself from getting large neck muscles?

Weights: Almost any upper body weight lifting activates your neck muscles.Always start with a certified trainer who can demonstrate proper technique.Lower weights and higher reps lessen the chance for muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Pulled neck muscles while exercising now have pain and nausea. How do I get well from this?

Pulled neck muscles while exercising now have pain and nausea.  How do I get well from this?

Do the following: Rest on a flat surface with a thin soft pillow under you head and neck, start taking advil (ibuprofen) 600 mg - 800 mg three times per day for 3-5 days, drink plenty of fluids, have someone massage your neck and upper back with bengay or apply hot towel over your neck to increase blood circulation into the neck muscles. If not improved, call your doctor to have an exam. If this is a recurrent condition: xrays. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a buffalo hump and hypertonic neck muscles because protecting something?

Fat vs muscle: A buffalo hump is due to excess fat tissue above the upper spine. Fat feels completely different than muscle and should be easy to tell the difference. A buffalo hump is seen in people who are significantly overweight. It can also be associated with excess cortisol (cushings syndrome). ...Read more

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I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now i struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?

I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now i struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor at the E.R. Can evaluate to see if there is a neck injury, which can be quite dangerous (a risk of spinal cord injury). In general, possible spine injury victims should be transported by ambulance on a backboard, wearing a special neck collar. Afterwards, if only a minor sprain or strain, the physiatrist or orthopedic doctor can examine and refer one to physical therapy for help. ...Read more

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How easy is it to get a concussion.like can you get one on the power of your own neck muscles or by standing up too quickly.

How easy is it to get a concussion.like can you get one on the power of your own neck muscles or by standing up too quickly.

Probably not: Concussions are based largely on impact to the head. Other injuries can result from head movements like whiplash that don't involve impact and may produce post-concussive symptoms because the brain was moving around inside the skull and made an impact within the skull. The G-forces involved in whiplash are pretty extreme. Very hard for us to generate these forces ourselves. ...Read more

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Irritation in neck muscles of left side sometimes leading to confusion and hampering in thinking process, sometimes released by stretching but recurrs ?

Irritation in neck muscles of left side sometimes leading to confusion and hampering in thinking process, sometimes released by stretching but recurrs ?

Mixed symptoms: What you describe might be gently treated by an osteopathic physician (do) skilled in cranial work. Fascial connections can lead to many types of symptoms; good evaluation needed. Osteopathic manipulation is very different from the high velocity "cracks" in chiropractic. You can locate a skilled osteopathic physician through the cranial academy: http://www.Cranialacademy.Org/agreement.Html. ...Read more

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How can I strenghten neck muscles?

How can I strenghten neck muscles?

Isometrics : A gentle means to strengthen muscles of the neck is to realize that the periodic stress of a muscle keeps it toned. As to the neck, one can use their own hands and arms to press the neck from different directions, or resist the neck as it attempts to move in different directions. Walking, with attendant head bobbing is another way. Swimming is an excellent way to tone muscles of the neck. ...Read more

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Will crunches make your neck muscles big?

Will crunches make your neck muscles big?

Not if done properly: The head and neck should be as relaxed as feasible for any core muscle work. While they work to stabilize the head, neck muscles are unlikely to hypertrophy without specific maneuvers versus significant weight against those isolated muscles themselves. Make sure to focus on obliques and transverse abdominus, not just crunches, to strengthen and stabilize core. ...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