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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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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


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What causes a strained muscle feeling at the top behind the eye and occasional pain on movement? The strained sensation is like the burning of an ankle sprain. I also have dry eyes and apparently no abrasions.

What causes a strained muscle feeling at the top behind the eye and occasional pain on movement? The strained sensation is like the burning of an ankle sprain. I also have dry eyes and apparently no abrasions.

Eye or Sinus: Does your eye look irritated or red, especially underneath the upper eyelid? If so, you may have a type of inflammatory surface reaction called superior limbic keratitis. If the eye looks normal, then the problem may be an inflamed eye muscle (orbital myositis), or sinus infection (there are sinuses on all sides of the eye socket except the outer side, and sinus pain can feel like eye pain) ...Read more

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What causes eye pain on movement?

What causes eye pain on movement?

Several causes: There are several causes of eye pain while moving your eyes. Among those are nervous system illnesses and thyroid problems. Please see your ophthalmologist promptly for further evaluation and feel better! ...Read more

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Can nucynta (tapentadol) 100mgs cause hallucinations and uncontrollable rapid eye movement with eye pain w it?

Can nucynta (tapentadol) 100mgs cause hallucinations and uncontrollable rapid eye movement with eye pain w it?

Yes and no: There have been post- marketing case reports of Nucynta (tapentadol) causing hallucinations. I did not see any reference to rapid eye movements or eye pain associated with it. It would be a good idea to see an optometrist to see if you have glaucoma which many central nervous system drugs can trigger. A neurology or ophthalmologist should evaluate you for causes of nystagmus, the rapid eye movements ...Read more

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Im a 32 yr old female with ms. I again have eye pain and eye movement is also painful. How do I know this is not an onset of optic neuritis.?

Im a 32 yr old female with ms. I again have eye pain and eye movement is also painful. How do I know this is not an onset of optic neuritis.?

Could be: If you have had a change in vision in either eye it could indeed be optic neuritis. See an eye doctor immediately if you experience a decrease in vision in either eye. ...Read more

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Left eyelids swollen. No pain in eye w. Movement. Eyelids/around eye achy. Get slightly better wiht warm compress- but vision is just slightly blurry x 2 days. No eye appt till next week; what is this?

Left eyelids swollen. No pain in eye w. Movement. Eyelids/around eye achy. Get slightly better wiht warm compress- but vision is just slightly blurry x 2 days. No eye appt till next week; what is this?

Many reasons: It is difficult to determine the exact cause without examining the eye. Possible causes are inflammation related to irritation or allergy. You may have a developing hordeolum (stye) or chalazion. Simple eyelid swelling should not cause blurry vision unless it is obstructing the vision. Seek care to determine the cause of the blurry vision as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Malaise, vertigo upon head movement, constant random muscle twitches, thigh weakness (both feel like giving out w/stair climbing). Symptoms related?

Malaise, vertigo upon head movement, constant random muscle twitches, thigh weakness (both feel like giving out w/stair climbing). Symptoms related?

See your doctor: Vertigo implies inner ear problem, malaise is very non-specific, thigh weakness is usually a generalized weakness, and constant twitches can be due to calcium/vitamin d insufficiency. There may be a common thread, but much more information is needed to pinpoint the problem or problems. ...Read more

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What can be causing eye pain and pressure along with involuntary eye movement side to side? I also have a very tough time to sleep and focus on things

What can be causing eye pain and pressure along with involuntary eye movement side to side? I also have a very tough time to sleep and focus on things

See an eye MD: Difficult to say without a formal eye exam. You may be having nystagmus but i can't be sure. Since it sounds like quite a cluster of problems, i really would see an ophthalmologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Max. Sinus disease: You describe dysfunction of the infraorbital nerve. It traverses the roof of the maxillary sinus to innervate the area you describe. Possible causes include tumor or chronic inflammation in maxillary sinus. See ENT specialist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Eye pain movement in rt eye for a wk, opthlamologist gave steroid and antibiotic drop and now hazy vision. Why? Checked vision/pressure. Sinus issues?

Eye pain movement in rt eye for a wk, opthlamologist gave steroid and antibiotic drop and now hazy vision. Why? Checked vision/pressure. Sinus issues?

Go back to doctor: The ophthalmologist who examined and treated you is the best source of information. You need to be re-examined and the problem delineated clearly. Go now! vision is too precious to fool with. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of the head when doing compound movements in the gym? Is it exertion headache or a strained muscle?

Pain in the back of the head when doing compound movements in the gym? Is it exertion headache or a strained muscle?

Either: It can be either. Although, if it occurs only in the gym, it is more likely exertional HA. Might also be high blood pressure, brain aneurysm. It is important to get that symptom checked soon, and avoid straining until you do! ...Read more

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I need help please. I'm having eye pain with eye movements. What does this mean?

I need help please. I'm having eye pain with eye movements. What does this mean?

See an ophthalmologi: You need an eye exam and you may need some imaging too. Pain with eye movement could be from another source which it requires an ophthalmologist to exam and determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can trapeze muscle problem cause eye pain and headache. Also can it cause the eye that is painting to tear up?

Definitely, yes: The most frequently identified myofacial trigger points in the body. Pain is referred up to the mastoid process, angle of the mandible, temple and back of the orbit (eye). Major source of “tension HA” or tension type headache. Tearing up is a sign of autonomic cephalgia.
See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Extremely tight neck muscles. Eye pain and off balance feeling what can I do?

Serious?: Hopefully nothing serious. Tight muscles are probably spasms, eye pain and off balance may be something more serious such as a heart condition. Better check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more

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I have arm weakness. And when I look up my eye and forehead hurt. Had sharp eye pain last week. like a muscle. I've been very anxious this week. ?

I have  arm weakness. And when I look up my eye and forehead hurt. Had sharp eye pain last week.  like a muscle. I've been very anxious this week. ?

Eye pain: Does it hurt to move your eyes now? Any decrease in vision? How much do you weigh and what is your medical history? Could be many things: Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Can tight neck muscles cause stinging eye pain and temple aches? Been havin these symptoms for 5 years started after being stressed a lot

No: Tight muscles may occur in association with variety of conditions including stress. The tight neck muscles are not usually associated with stinging eye pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more