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I've been having a lot of neck and shoulder spasms. I can't stretch my neck that much because it feels too stiff. What can I do?

I've been having a lot of neck and shoulder spasms. I can't stretch my neck that much because it feels too stiff. What can I do?

Warm compresses: Try some warm compresses on your neck 3-4 times a day and then gentle stretches after your neck is warmed up. If this does not work after a week or so see your doctor. You may need a referral to physical therapy. ...Read more

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Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Fibromyalagia: This is fibromyalgia and not directly related to Lyme. Your physician needs to direct you to a fibromyalgia program which includes: 1. Exercise - the pain is in the muscles 2. Sleep evaluation and treatment 3. Stress evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Why does my right shoulder muscle spasm periodically?

Why does my right shoulder muscle spasm periodically?

Could be: Many things, usually if you work with any muscle and it fatigues it can spasm. Common in calf muscles, quad muscles after running around all day. Common in ab muscles if you started a new sit-up program, etc. Outside of that if it is not painful wouldnt worry about it. Stay hydrated and eat a banana to keep electrolytes up. ...Read more

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Should my aunt be concerned about recent muscle spasms? My aunt is 48 and in the past year and a half i've noticed that her neck, head, and shoulder area spasms. At first it looked as if she were tossing hair from her face, but now it happens more and mor

Should my aunt be concerned about recent muscle spasms? My aunt is 48 and in the past year and a half i've noticed that her neck, head, and shoulder area spasms. At first it looked as if she were tossing hair from her face, but now it happens more and mor

Muscle : Muscle spasm are related to many thing, they usually " hurt" and the patient does complain of pain and discomfort. If this is not the case , anatomical alterations of the cervical spine might give you an impresion of muscle shortening if that is what you are refering to and is positional. Diffuse bilateral changes in the neck and the face and head are migh be related to a myofascial syndrome , but again this again will bgive pain and discomfort . It is hard to figure out what might be happening to your aunt . She will have to attend a medical consultation in order to clarify what is happening. ...Read more

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Can a shoulder muscle spasm cause hand numbness?

Can a shoulder muscle spasm cause hand numbness?

Yes: There are many causes for this...Most common is of a nerve being pinched in the neck that can lead to spasming of the shoulder region with numbness of the hand. This is known as a cervical radiculopathy. There are other possibilities including an injury to the brachial plexus or carpal tunnel syndrome. You should see either a physiatrist or neurologist for a full exam. ...Read more

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Had a nissen 6 months ago I am experiencing pain between my shoulder blades & possible spasms (feel like refux). Egd normal. Any ideas/advice?

Had a nissen 6 months ago I am experiencing pain between my shoulder blades & possible spasms (feel like refux). Egd normal. Any ideas/advice?

Go Back 2 Ur Surgeon: Does your surgeon know about these symptoms? While they are not typical of post-wrap symptoms, if they arose right after your surgery, it would be appropriate to try and connect the two. An esophageal manometry may be a better test to assess post-wrap esophageal function. A barium swallow can provide anatomic evaluation of the wrap. Please see your surgeon to discuss. Good luck. ...Read more

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I wake up in zero pain but within 30 min, the muscles in my neck and shoulder begin to spasm and tighten & lasts all day. What could be the cause?

I wake up in zero pain but within 30 min, the muscles in my neck and shoulder begin to spasm and tighten & lasts all day. What could be the cause?

Stress?: Several of the more common reasons for muscle spasm and tightness in the neck and shoulder area include: Stress, tension or anxiety causing you to contract the muscles unconsciously. Sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Injury to the neck. See your physician for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

Heart, nerves: Heart conditions can cause left upper extremity symptoms. Also, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause the symptoms you describe. If your symptoms are persistent/severe then you should definitely see a physician esp to evaluate for possible heart problems. ...Read more