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I have a stiff twitching neck makes me keep twitching every few sec last couple days, tday worse what's the cause and cure no other symptoms.

I have a stiff twitching neck makes me keep twitching every few sec last couple days, tday worse what's the cause and cure no other symptoms.

Muscle twitches: Neck muscles are sensitive to many things. Weight baring, sustained positioning like typing, even eye strain can all cause hyperkinesis including twitching. The stiffness can accompany the twitching, making it difficult with range of motion. Dystonia can be the underlining problem. Brief and intermittent twitches on the other hand can be completely physiologic, and resting can lead to resolution. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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Is there anything medical I can do about my neck/face twitching, jerking, or hitting?

Is there anything medical I can do about my neck/face twitching, jerking, or hitting?

Movement problem: You seem to possibly have spasmodic torticollis, but perhaps hemifacial spasms. Other movement disorder problems could be present, even medication reaction such as tardive dyskinesia. Need to get diagnosis first and later treatment based on cause. ...Read more

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I recently felt that my head keeps twitching a little bit, but it's getting annoying, one thing to know is that I pop my neck a lot?

I recently felt that my head keeps twitching a little bit, but it's getting annoying, one thing to know is that I pop my neck a lot?

Approach: This may be very benign, but you could also have minimal features of Tourette's, heredofamilial tremor, and even a connective tissue disorder. Without witnessing what is occurring, hard to pin down. Maybe have your family doctor evaluate this. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident in 2007 & lately I've been noticing my nerves are twitching & jumpy. Could it be the injury caused to my neck?

I was in a car accident in 2007 & lately I've been noticing my nerves are twitching & jumpy. Could it be the injury caused to my neck?

Possibly: Possibly, depending on what your symptoms are and which nerves are twitching and jumpy. See a neurologist for further evaluation, such as with emg/ncs or imaging studies. ...Read more

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For eleven years my spine from my neck sometimes down my back has itched randomly, it causes me to start twitching unless I fight to stay still.

For eleven years my spine from my neck sometimes down my back has itched randomly, it causes me to start twitching unless I fight to stay still.

Hard to say: Hard to say, there may be a number of potential causes. If you have not had one, you might want to consider getting an MRI to check for underlying causes such as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I smelled many scented satchets trying to pick one to buy. Ever since that day (a week ago) I've been twitching. (My neck/head). Could it be connected?

I smelled many scented satchets trying to pick one to buy. Ever since that day (a week ago) I've been twitching. (My neck/head). Could it be connected?

Doubtful: Unexplained twitching requires further medical evaluation and treatment- doubtful but possible reaction to scents- would be rare indeed. ...Read more

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For the past week my head/neck has been randomly twitching. Also slight pain in back right side of head. Any ideas for the cause of this?

For the past week my head/neck has been randomly twitching. Also slight pain in back right side of head. Any ideas for the cause of this?

Not sure: twitching can be benign esp as its only been there a short time. The muscles on back of head can cause pain via spasm. Basically if it persists see your GP who may get you a neurologist. ...Read more

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Was in class when I got this weird twitching/spasm in the left base of neck and a bit up skull (small area). It fluttered & tightened for a sec? Why?

Was in class when I got this weird twitching/spasm in the left base of neck and a bit up skull (small area). It fluttered & tightened for a sec? Why?

Tired muscle maybe?: The most common reason for this sensation is a twtiching or fasciculation in the trapezius muscle. This one has fibers that cover this area, and it is often tired, especially after we flex our neck forwards to read or look at monitors. ...Read more

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I keep feeling the back of my neck muscles twitch. Sometimes without the twitching my neck hurts a lot and feels tense. What could this possibly be?!

I keep feeling the back of my neck muscles twitch. Sometimes without the twitching my neck hurts a lot and feels tense. What could this possibly be?!

You need an exam: Sorry for your dilemma. Your description fits with patients that have cervical spine disease causing an injury to the nerve root.

In cervical radiculopathy with nerve root involvement the muscle can spontaneously fire giving rise to fasciculations which is what you are appreciating with the twitching.

I would advise that you see your primary care doctor as there is treatment available. ...Read more

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I am 20. Yesterday, I was lying in my bad with my neck bent forward. I was holding my neck lightly, and I could feel it started twitching or pulsating?

I am 20. Yesterday, I was lying in my bad with my neck bent forward. I was holding my neck lightly, and I could feel it started twitching or pulsating?

Muscle fatigue: If you were to determine the rhythm and location of these, you might find they correlate with tired muscles. The muscle of the neck work very hard, and in a posture like this, they fatigue easily. Muscle fatigue causes pulsation, shaking and twitching. If you have ever tried holding a gallon of water straight out from the body you will recall some of these feelings. ...Read more

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Heaviness and numbness (maybe) on neck, shoulder. And muscle twitching all over.

Twitching etc.: These symptoms are not normal and there are many possibilites as to the cause. Be sure you are living a healthy drug free life style and eating nutritious food. You should consult your doctor concering a checkup. ...Read more

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Slight Pain in my right arm and neck after using new mouse, also there's random twitching, numbness?

Slight Pain in my right arm and neck after using new mouse, also there's random twitching, numbness?

How long: Where you sitting in front of the computer using the mouse? In what position where you in? I doubt if the random twitching is related to use of the mouse. You may help alleviate this discomfort by doing simple stretching exercises. Put your arms up in the air and stretch, roll your head to the left and right slowly, roll you shoulders. If symptoms worsen, please see your primary doc. ...Read more

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I have nerve twitching at my right side head, because of excessive pressure. Slowly nerve twitching reached to jaw, and now nerves in right neck twitchin?

I have nerve twitching at my right side head, because of excessive pressure. Slowly nerve twitching reached to jaw, and now nerves in right neck twitchin?

Please clarify: I'm not sure I see the QUESTION. Sounds like you have a diagnosis to your symptoms. Are you suffering from NPH or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? And is that what is being blamed for your right facial twitching? Do you have other symptoms? Are they planning on giving you medication or performing a procedure? You may contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PNXFNR for more info ...Read more

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Someone I know hurt neck. Muscle spasms and twitching?

Someone I know hurt neck. Muscle spasms and twitching?

Muscle Twitching: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...Read more

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How do you releave twitching in the neck from stress I've already tryed pain pills, heat, ice, and a chiroprator nothings worked

How do you releave twitching in the neck from stress I've already tryed pain pills, heat, ice, and a chiroprator nothings worked

Stress Relievers: Get a hobby! What do you like to do? Read, fish, walk or watch sports? Spend at least 45 minutes a day concentrating on you to help you relieve your stress. Drink plenty of water and exercise at least 20 min a day. In addition, see if you can resolve where the stress is coming from in your life. Is it a toxic relationship, too many hours at work, relationship issues? ...Read more