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Doctor insights on: Painful Lump On My Neck Muscles Symptoms

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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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Have muscle spasm on my neck lump on the right side?

Have muscle spasm on my neck lump on the right side?

Refer to answer: It could be pulled muscle, or a pinch nervefor pulled muscle keep it warm and massage it. Stop all cereals. Take whole milk cheese.Do less than 10lbs push pull lift for two weeks. Take vit d3 1000 units. Bend forward do forward streching exercise with your neck completely relaxes and try to touch your toes in up and down for ten times twice a day.If it is from pinch nerve should go away. ...Read more

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Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck ?Tendons?... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck ?Tendons?... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Get it checked: A long list of things can cause a lump like that - some more serious than others. Since it is painful, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Yes, see a doctor: You should have this evaluated. It could be a lymph node or possible a mass. It may also be related to an infection. ...Read more

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Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Flu season: Flu season has arrived :'( Your symptoms sound like typical symptoms from the common cold. At this point, you should focus on rest and hydration. The flu typically lasts 3-7 days. Make sure someone is around to help take care of you, until you feel well. If you do not start to improve in the next few days, I would certainly suggest going to see your Doctor. Hang in there. Happy Thanksgiving!! ...Read more

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Large lump in neck bothers &gets sore occasionally now I have swollen areas on my head, poor vision headache, chest pains abdomen pain more symptoms?

Large lump in neck bothers &gets sore occasionally now I have swollen areas on my head, poor vision headache, chest pains abdomen pain more symptoms?

Sounds serious: You need to see a head and neck surgeon asap to make sure that it is not cancer! best luck to you and let me know how things turn out! ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg.  With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?

Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?

Multiple symptoms: We dont know anything about you including what was going on or what happened before these symptoms appeared but they are worrisome and I recommend you seek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more

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Woke up today with a stiff neck from below ear downwards, feel unwell and lump on sternocleidomastoid muscle. My neck really tender hurts to touch?

Woke up today with a stiff neck from below ear downwards, feel unwell and lump on sternocleidomastoid muscle. My neck really tender hurts to touch?

Get checked out: A lump on your sternocleidomastoid could be a lymph node. In that case, you might have an infection or inflammation. There are many causes of stiff neck, but in the setting of swollen lymph nodes, i would be sure to be checked out. Meningitis can cause stiff neck, for example, and you don't want to miss that diagnosis. I would see a doc asap. ...Read more

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Neck aches/tension headaches. When i lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

Neck aches/tension headaches. When i lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

See that you suffer: From anxiety. Some people tend to carry their tension/ stress in their necks & upper backs. The first thing i would recommend is to get your anxiety & stress under control. I note you described this as tension headaches - if not formally evaluated by a doctor would do so. Would encourage you to look into options like acupuncture to help with the tight muscles (& possible trigger points) in neck &. ...Read more

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I have enlarged, swollen, painful lymph nodes on the back of my neck, that came up suddenly shoulder and ear pain on right and white blister on tongue?

I have enlarged, swollen, painful lymph nodes on the back of my neck, that came up suddenly shoulder and ear pain on right and white blister on tongue?

I suggest that: I suggest that you see your physician for an evaluation. Your symptoms may or may not be related. These types of things require a one on one personal exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Painful lump on left side of hard palet, now having pain in left side neck glands and ear. Sever pain and hurts to swallow what could it be?

Painful lump on left side of hard palet, now having pain in left side neck glands and ear. Sever pain and hurts to swallow what could it be?

It could be from....: ....a bad tooth in the area......... see an oral surgeon asap to evaluate. there are many things that you MAY have and some can be very serious see an oral sugreon asap ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on the right sideof my neck with red spots and right arm and leg pain?

Swollen lymph nodes on the right sideof my neck with red spots and right arm and leg pain?

See a physician: Swollen lymph nodes are often a sign of infection, so i would recommend that you see a physician for closer evaluation. The right arm and leg pain may not be related, and may require separate workup. ...Read more

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Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

? Medication effect: First i need to know more details about the medications that you are currently taking since some of the medications (like steroids) may give occasional headaches, lump on back of the neck and stretch marks in addition to some other symptoms and signs like weight gain, elevated blood sugar, hypertension... ...Read more

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18yr old recurring muscle knots trapezius area on left side&neck pain. Occas.base of head pain& headache. Now left ring and mddle fingers numb. worry?

18yr old recurring muscle knots trapezius area on left side&neck pain. Occas.base of head pain& headache. Now left ring and mddle fingers numb. worry?

Be checked: I would not worry, but I do think it would be wise to be checked. Numbness in your arm in the pattern you are describing is usually associated with an abnormality in the cervical spine. A detailed exam and probably an MRI would go a long way to establish the cause. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my neck and if I clench my teeth my neck muscles expand and the lump is more prominent, what could it be?

I have a lump on my neck and if I clench my teeth my neck muscles expand and the lump is more prominent, what could it be?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the lumps on your neck examined by a primary care specialist (e.g. ENT, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Very painful neck muscles for 3 months. Nothing helps. Painful neck lymphnodes off and on. No injury to neck. Daily headaches. What could this be?

Very painful neck muscles for 3 months. Nothing helps. Painful neck lymphnodes off and on. No injury to neck. Daily headaches. What could this be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed.
Having said that, exercise may help. Raising core body temperature through exercise relaxes the muscle.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I've had neck and shoulder pain for about a week now.. I woke up this morning and I found a pea sized painful lump in my trap muscle.

I've had neck and shoulder pain for about a week now.. I woke up this morning and I found a pea sized painful lump in my trap muscle.

Benign need Photo: Hi YRuiz, Neck and shoulder pain are probably not related to your new finding in the trap muscle. It might be helpful to have someone take a picture of the lump. Furnucle, lipoma are two benign conditions that might be there. Over the counter med like naprosyn or ibuprofen with food may help the overall neck and shoulder pain. Can purchase at customcaremedical.com store. Dr Lori Lange ...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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I have numerous symptoms, left sided weakness lump on throat feeling, brain fog, mentally out there feeloing , tense muscles, aniexty.

I have numerous symptoms, left sided weakness lump on throat feeling, brain fog, mentally out there feeloing , tense muscles, aniexty.

Go to the Doctor: Please understand you are talking to medical professionals on the internet. You need URGENT medical attention. Please sign off of the internet and go see your doctor today. Now. ...Read more

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I've had a pretty hard lump on my neck for as long as I can remember, only on the right side. It almost feels attached to muscle. Should I be worried?

I've had a pretty hard lump on my neck for as long as I can remember, only on the right side. It almost feels attached to muscle. Should I be worried?

Have it checked: It is always a good idea to have a unilateral (on one side) area that is different from the other side examined to be sure that there are no issues present. Without it being examined by a physician there is no way to know if it is typical or not. Please have your doctor look at it to help determine how next to take care of it, if needed. ...Read more

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What should I do with a major pain in neck muscles?

See below: Heat and nsaids are a good start. Try massage. If all that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer. ...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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Can a muscle knot in the neck feel like a lump?

Can a muscle knot in the neck feel like a lump?

YES: Certainly muscle cramps and spasms can feel like a lump; however, so can other conditions. Try SAdvil or Aleve (naproxen) for pain ( if not allergic) and BioFreeze linament for the muscle area. ...Read more

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Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle - muscle?

Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle - muscle?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...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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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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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