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I was diagnosed with GAD and neck muscle spasm. I get daily chtonic headaches due to the spasm but I fear Brain tumor. Dr won't send m for mri. Help?

I was diagnosed with GAD and neck muscle spasm. I get daily chtonic headaches due to the spasm but I fear Brain tumor. Dr won't send m for mri. Help?

Second opinion: Chronic headache might cause anyone to worry. In satisfying differential diagnostic problems, doctors properly examine & test patients to rule in & rule out disorders. When no organic causes are discovered, only then should functional & psychological disorders rise to top of differential list. Sometimes definitive studies, including imaging studies, are therapeutic; as negative results are shown.

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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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Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Usually not.: Shingles usually develop when you have immune function weakness, such as after catching cold, stress, emotional disturbance, post prolonged stressful sport, medication use etc. However, some post shingle pain is apt to be diagnosed with muscle pain.

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Can a pulled neck muscle make head hurt?

Can a pulled neck muscle make head hurt?

Pulled neck: Muscle. Yes, it can give you a headache. Please see your doc to be clear as to what is going on. Peace and good health.

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Docs, could a pulled neck muscle cause lump on your head?

Docs, could a pulled neck muscle cause lump on your head?

Neck: A pulled neck muscle can cause a lump at the base of your scull where the neck muscles insert, but not on top of your head where there are no muscles.

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What can I do to relieve a pulled neck muscle pain?

Heat, meds, time: Heat to the area, take tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or aleve for pain and give it time to heal.

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Can a pulled neck muscle mimic sinus/ear/facial type pain? Not constant but daily for a few weeks.

Can a pulled neck muscle mimic sinus/ear/facial type pain? Not constant but daily for a few weeks.

Neck muscle: No, there is no connection. If you have facial pain and sinus pressure, please see your ENT for exam and possible treatment.

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Can tight/pulled neck muscle be cause of palpable movable supraclavicular right lymph node? Shoulders and Neck feels very tight I believe due to str

Can tight/pulled neck muscle be cause of palpable movable supraclavicular right lymph node? Shoulders and Neck feels very tight I believe due to str

Unlikely: Evaluating an enlarged supra-clavicular lymph node is not a trivial issue. Pulled muscle is an unlikely cause, if you have an enlarged node. It would prudent to consult your doctor.

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Hello I have a pulled neck muscle that has happened about two weeks ago if not longer the muscle goes from the back of my ear to the front of my neck?

A muscle injury can: Take several weeks to get better with an average of 6 weeks but it depends on the severity on the injury and location of the injury. That is assuming no other musculoskeletal structures were injured as well.

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I have been having mild-severe headaches, only when I work out. The pain comes from my upper neck muscle/skull area its a throbbing sharp pain?

I have been having mild-severe headaches, only when I work out. The pain comes from my upper neck muscle/skull area its a throbbing sharp pain?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you.

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I went to neurologist for my headaches and diagnosed me with neck muscle spasm. But I am afraid its something worse because they don't go away?

I went to neurologist for my headaches and diagnosed me with neck muscle spasm. But I am afraid its something worse because they don't go away?

Could be the neck to: Neck muscle spasm can also cause a headache that does not go away. It should also feel worse with palpation (touching the neck) or head movement. A person can have a headache and neck muscle spasm at the same time also.

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Why/how would a minor panic attack cause a head/neck muscle spasm?

Why/how would a minor panic attack cause a head/neck muscle spasm?

Possibly: Anxiety often causes the tensing or spasming of muscles, particularly in the neck. If this continues or is particularly annoying, talk to your doctor of chiropractor about it.

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Can anxiety cause shoulder and neck muscle spasm on one side with dizziness?

Can anxiety cause shoulder and neck muscle spasm on one side with dizziness?

Not directly: The link between anxiety and a specific spasm or physical symptom is indirect. Anxiety initiates the fight/flight response in humans. In actual threat it is life-saving. In emotional threat, it pumps the same chemicals through us and our bodies respond in unique (maybe common) ways. Maybe, thrown off balance, you get dizzy. Not running, your most vulnerable muscles read the signal and tighten. CBT

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I feel ear fullness&neck muscle spasm on right side&balance prob spinning to the left side. It comes and goes. I've red nostril inside on the right side and now astigmatism. Could it be brain tumor?

I feel ear fullness&neck muscle spasm on right side&balance prob spinning to the left side. It comes and goes. I've red nostril inside on the right side and now astigmatism. Could it be brain tumor?

See below: Agree with need to evaluate and treat, but you could possess an inner ear problem called meniere's disease, and this could be pinned down by an otolaryngologist. If you have hearing loss focally on right side, and double vision, get MRI and "clear the air" regarding your concerns. Probably not tumor, but agree that you need a diagnosis.

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Imbalance, shortness of breath, light headed, dizziness, rapid heart rate, anxiety, hypertension, neck muscle spasm. These are my symptoms, what is it?

Imbalance, shortness of breath, light headed, dizziness, rapid heart rate, anxiety, hypertension, neck muscle spasm. These are my symptoms, what is it?

Time for an exam: These sound serious enough to see a doctor for an exam. I doubt that you can get a valid diagnosis any other way and whatever it is, you'll probably need some intervention. So, do it soon and start getting better. Best wishes!

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Hi Doctor, I am 33, I feel the nerve pull on my left upper back during ejaculation, it causes stiff neck muscles and headache, what can it be?

Hi Doctor, I am 33, I feel the nerve pull on my left upper back during ejaculation, it causes stiff neck muscles and headache, what can it be?

The way you're doing: Things.....you are likely performing forceful muscle contractions which is typical during ejaculation in somewhat of a different way perhaps, then, you've been used to doing and for that reason you are activating your left upper back (scapular muscles or trapezius) or even your neck. You may wish to change positions with your partner and see if the same thing happens.

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more