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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. ...Read more

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I suspect I have pulled muscles or pinched nerves in neck/upper back, causes headaches. Going to doc, but can a special pillow help ease pressure?

I suspect I have pulled muscles or pinched nerves in neck/upper back, causes headaches. Going to doc, but can a special pillow help ease pressure?

Possible: A specialized pillow for neck stability may ease the discomfort but you should have imaging of your head and neck as well as treatment such as physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and if particularly bad, steroid injections or nerve blocks may be helpful. But first an evaluation should be done. ...Read more

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3 weeks post opt from t3-4 laminanktomy pulled shoulder/neck muscle 3 days ago now think I may have small tear same muscle. What should I do beside ice and pt?

3 weeks post opt from t3-4 laminanktomy pulled shoulder/neck muscle 3 days ago now think I may have small tear same muscle. What should I do beside ice and pt?

Go back to doctor: If it bothers you that much and does not improve at all you may indeed have a tear. Go see the doctor. You may need further testing ...Read more

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Is it ever possible to pull, sprain or train a neck muscle after a particularly severe and sudden asthma attack?

Yes: With severe asthma attacks, the work of breathing is significantly increased and you are forced to use the accessory muscles which include those in your neck. ...Read more

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Achey shoulders and neck a very very very very very slight head ache. No cold or flu! What is this? Could it be the wether? Maybe I pulled a muscle?

Pulled muscle: Sounds like you pulled a muscle or slept weird on your neck one night. Try some pain reliever like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and a warm compress. 20 mins on every hour or so. It should feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can strengthening your neck muscles prevent headache?

Probably: Degenerative neck conditions (disc herniation, collapsed disc, abnormal movement, loss of normal curvature) can produce neck pain. One of the standard initial treatment is physical therapy to strengthen your neck muscles. So, if your neck pain is due to the above conditions, pt and neck strengthening can help. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a headache caused by neck muscles issues?

What are the characteristics of a headache caused by neck muscles issues?

Many types: Many types of headaches are associated with neck muscle pain, including migraines and occipital neuralgia. A neurologist can review your history and symptoms to help determine what kind of headache you have. It would be helpful for you to log your headaches (location, duration, frequency, intensity) and take the log when you see the neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more

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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