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Pulled Neck Muscle Headache
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Back of right side of my neck has a sore lump. Been there approx 6mths. Get headaches & stiff neck. Muscle related or part of having mono since Jan?
1 week ago I hit my head on a freezer door with good force. Since then I've had a constant headache, ear and neck, muscle pain and fatigushould I worry?
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?
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
Sudden tight and weird pain on both sides of neck artery area went up into jaw that came and went for 5 minutes. Anything serious? Neck muscle spasm?
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
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
Injured my neck recently maybe a pulled muscle but exercise triggers pain and a headache I've been feeling dizzy all week is it related to my neck?
It could but: Yes it can be but since it persists you need to check with your physician ...Read more
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
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
Sternocleidomastoid: Also called SCM is the main muscle that can be strained in the neck in the area you're describing. ...Read more
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
Is it ever possible to pull, sprain or train a neck muscle after a particularly severe and sudden asthma attack?
Throat pain. Thought I pulled a muscle in my tounge while eating 3 days ago. Difficulty swallowing and constant headaches now?
ENT: Should disappear shortly. If not, see an ENT doc. ...Read more
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?
Small lump on the back of my sons back of neck if it could be a knot in the muscle where he works out he has had headaches hurts to push on it?
Get him examined: To be checked for fatty tumor, cyst, lymph gland or muscular knot. Take care! ...Read more
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
Hump at base of neck top of spine, what is it? Headache for 2 days not sure if it's related. Shoulders feel tense, is the hump just tense muscles?
Most likely it is.: Try some pain meds (over the Counter) and rest. If not improving see your PCP to get evaluated and investigated for it. ...Read more
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
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
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