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Doctor insights on: Neck Weakness

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Neck Weakness (Overview)

Lack of strength is muscles of neck. May be seen in some neuromuscular disorders.


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Could shoulder atrophy cause neck muscle weakness?

Could shoulder atrophy cause neck muscle weakness?

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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
13 doctors shared insights

Neck Weakness (Overview)

Lack of strength is muscles of neck. May be seen in some neuromuscular disorders.


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What do people mean by "neck weakness", and what does it feel like?

What do people mean by "neck weakness", and what does it feel like?

Need more info: Neck weakness can be a laxity of neck muscles and difficulty w/ holding up or turning head. Possible causes include: •motor neuron disease, guillian barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, hyperparathyroidism, carnitine deficiency, myotonic dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, trauma or injury or pinched nerve...To list a few. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What does having neck weakness feel like?

What does having neck weakness feel like?

Bobble headed: Neck weakness may feel like you are bobble headed or have trouble holding up your neck. Or you may feel sore and achy. ...Read more

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What is "neck weakness"?

What is "neck weakness"?

Lack of strength: Neck weakness in lack of muscle strength or muscle imbalance in the muscles of the neck. ...Read more

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What does having neck weakness feel like?

Bobble headed: Neck weakness may feel like you are bobble headed or have trouble holding up your neck. Or you may feel sore and achy. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have neck weakness?

How would you know if you have neck weakness?

Test yourself: If you mean muscular weakness you can test yourself. See how long you can hold your head up while laying flat on your stomach or back. Or you could ask your physician to test your neck strength. ...Read more

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What is "neck weakness" and what does it look like?

What is "neck weakness" and what does it look like?

Lacking Strength: Neck weakness means that the muscles of the neck are not of normal strength or there is muscle strength imbalance. I may look like you have poor posture. ...Read more

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What do people mean by "neck weakness", and what does it feel like?

Need more info: Neck weakness can be a laxity of neck muscles and difficulty w/ holding up or turning head. Possible causes include: •motor neuron disease, guillian barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, hyperparathyroidism, carnitine deficiency, myotonic dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, trauma or injury or pinched nerve...To list a few. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have neck weakness and what does it feel like?

How do you know if you have neck weakness and what does it feel like?

Test yourself: If you mean muscular weakness you can test yourself. See how long you can hold your head up while laying flat on your stomach or back. Or you could ask your physician to test your neck strength. Neck weakness may feel like you are bobble headed or have trouble holding up your neck. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is "neck weakness" and what does it feel like?

Could you explain what is "neck weakness" and what does it feel like?

Exactly: what it sounds like. You can't hold your head up without it feeling like or actually falling forward or backward without your control. ...Read more

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What should I ask dr to check if I have hirsutism, low BP, extra fat around neck, weakness, exhaustion, increased allergic reactions to things, hives?

What should I ask dr to check if I have hirsutism, low BP, extra fat around neck, weakness, exhaustion, increased allergic reactions to things, hives?

First you need: to see doctor and confirm hirsutism, (hair growth in typically male patterned areas). Usually this is accompanied by irregular menses and/or painful menses. You may also need work up for thyroid disease. See your doctor and they will decide what workup you need, that's their job ...Read more

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Painfull bad headaches, w/vomiting, numb/tingling fingers, stiff neck, weakness in legs & spine hurts. Mri&ctnormal.Neurologist said not migraines! help!

Painfull bad headaches, w/vomiting, numb/tingling fingers, stiff neck, weakness in legs & spine hurts. Mri&ctnormal.Neurologist said not migraines! help!

Discuss with neuro.: The neurologist may not think they are migraines, but am sure they are not finished evaluating you. If you are dissatisfied with the level of communication, you can always obtain a second opinion. Without access to all your data and the inability to do a full history and exam it would be grossly inappropriate to try and speculate. Have you had a lumbar puncture (spinal tap)? ...Read more

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What to do if I have a headache, neck pain, weakness, and fatigue?

What to do if I have a headache, neck pain, weakness, and fatigue?

Get an evaluation: I would consider going to your primary care doctor and a neurologist. If you have stiff neck, fever, or know someone who has meningitis, i would go to the emergency room. ...Read more