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Squelching In Neck Causes
The neck is held up by spinal bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Likely you have a tension type muscular skeletal dysfunction.
This is treated by OTC meds like Advil, Tylenol. Also good for headache.
Massage, chiropractic manipulation can also relax the muscles and realign the natural curve in your neck.
See a doctor if not better in 24 hours for examination. ...Read more
Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and sometimes shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see your physician if your pain does not improve. ...Read more
Neck pain/swelling: Can result from trauma/injury such as whiplash, from working with head/neck bent forward, infection, neoplasm. Direct trauma may cause contusions, hematomas, edema, muscle spasm. Persistent problems should be evaluated by doc. Moist heat, stretching exercises, nsaids, massage, physical therapy can lessen pain & spasm. See doc if not improving. ...Read more
No: There are cases of hemifacial spasms, meaning facial spasm on just one side of the facial which arise from an arterial compression of the facial nerve. The spasms in this case are only on side, typical worse around the eye but can involve the whole face. There is a surgical treatment for this as if it is due to an artery compressing the nerve it can be moved neurosurgically. ...Read more
Pain at the top: Her back? Could be cervical disc syndrome, if it is bothering u see u lpcp for evaluation. ...Read more
There's a lot: Of important things in your neck unless you're just thinking of cervical spine and its proximity to the spinal cord and nerves. The carotid arteries can become occluded and cause a stroke. The brachial plexus can be impinged by the scalene muscles and cause thoracic outlet syndrome. And then there's your thyroid and parathyroid glands. Not enough space here. ...Read more
Spasm and stress: Spasms in the muscle of the neck can be the most common reason for neck tension and pain. It could be initiated from a bad pillow or mattress or by the way you sleep. Sometimes The spasm can put pressure or squeeze against a nerve and cause tingling sensation in the arm or hand ...Read more
What can cause a pain on my lower neck on the front righthand side as I shollow for the past 2 days?
As you Swallow?: If this is what you intended, most likely there is an infection in the throat or possibly something like a fishbone could be caught down there. You need to be examined. Meanwhile, eat soft bulky foods like bread or bananas, soups, and try using warm compresses for discomfort. Good luck! ...Read more
I've recently noticed some discoloration in a line across the back of my neck. What could cause this?
Sign of problems??: If this is a dark discoloration of your skin that forms a long line at back of your neck, it can mean problems. Those that are getting heavy may find this as a signal of a pre diabetic state. Check with your doc. ...Read more
I had a realy bad fall in 2010 in my front yard and was wondering could an injury from that cause my neck to be deteriorating so qickly?
Injury and the neck: A falling accident can lead to a neck injury. Even if the muscles of the neck are strained without a direct injury there can be some changes later down the road. The neck is a little different than other parts of the body because it holds your head up all the time. It rarely rests. ...Read more
The left side of my neck to look at the small saniskin, tying the sleeves to be a shame to see the general, please discrip for this cause?
Question unclear: I am sorry, but I do not understand your question. ...Read more
I just started working out again and all of a sudden my neck starts to hurt! It hurts when I turn it. Is this all caused from me working out?
Most likely: You may have pulled a neck muscle for which you can take some ibuprofen for a couple of days and apply heat to the area a few times daily. Pl continue your routine as tolerated. If the pain worsens or you feel any tingling or numbness in your arms or upper body, pl get checked with your doctor. ...Read more
I used to be a habitual neck cracker, stopped when I heard of the health risks. Can I repair any damage that may have been caused by the habit?
No: Just stop doing this and hopefully your neck will be fine ...Read more
Usually I don't have this issue but lately if my posture is off it really causes pain and tension to my neck. It used to be fine. Why the change?
Can't say body: It could be body mechanics or it could be an additional medical problem. Ask your physicians to help clarify ...Read more
I woke up this morning feeling normal. Later on I turned ny neck and heard something break. My neck has been stiff since then. What could be the cause?
Vertebral dysfuncton: Vertebrae in the neck have joints which often 'pop' even w/out pain, when bending or twisting. Occasionally, tiny muscles which move the vertebrae spasm after a 'crack' causing pain, keeping the vertebra bent or twisted. Eventually, larger neck muscles 'splint' to stop the vert. From moving-causing more spasm & pain. A good osteopath or chiropractor is trained to manipulate & fix such problems. ...Read more
Up to 3 mo/age-norma:
Babies are born with no strength in the neck to hold their head. Around 3 month of age they're passing their first milestone in their development, when they started to hold their head, laying on the tummy. There are always +/- couple of weeks, when does it happened.
If the problem persiit's beyond this period, there are several pathological conditions which might be causing it, including inherited. ...Read more
Can you control it?
Is it provoked?
Is it constant or intermittens
do you have a family history of tremors?
Are you on the medications?
All this information will help your physician to decide on the diagnostic tests and treatment plan. ...Read more
Trauma, posture &...: Weakness. Whiplash or sudden traumatic forces are common causes but so are improper posture while sitting, bad ergonomics, and lack of exercise, movement. These cause weakness of the cervical muscles resulting in micro-instability and premature wear and tear of cervical spine, as well as strain on the neck. ...Read more
Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Time to see your doc: Most of the time, nights sweats can come and go and aren't a sign of serious health problems. However, if you recurrently experience night sweats, you should contact your doctor for a full history, exam and possible tests. ...Read more
Stiff enck causes: There are several muscles in the neck area and the ligaments over the cervical spine and the neck stiffness can be from any of these. The cervcial spine has discs and probelms wiht the disc themselves can cause the muscles around the neck to go into spasm as well. Auto accidents can cause this form the sudden jolt to the soine and the neck and upper back muscles. See you doc if it persists. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Most common reasons of neck pain are compromised posture (work, sleep etc), strained neck, and lack of exercise; these are likely muscular pains. Other factors involve trauma, genetics, underlying medical illness etc. Consult your pcp for starters. Also try doing warm compresses for about 10-12 minutes twice daily. ...Read more