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Head rotation : Rotate your head around about 30 degree or so to the left side . Raise your left hand up and grap the right side of the head and pull your head back till you feel like you got good stretch for like 10 seconds.Then release and relax for a second , and repeat again for another 30 seconds for multiple times . And then do it on the other side rotate to the right and use your right hand. ...Read more
I cannot get the left side sternocleidomastoid and trapezius to relax. I had this for years and now my face on that side is hurting too. What to do?
Be evaluated: The two likely possibilities are that there is some underlying problem in your neck, such as a pinched nerve, and then treating that condition will likely help the problem; or that you may have cervical dystonia, for which things like Botox injections and therapy can be helpful. A detailed exam and studies are likely needed for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
My sternocleidomastoid on the right side of my neck is big than the left it pokes out i can see in the mirror and feels large and hard what happenin?
There are a ...: Number of structures in the neck deep to the scm that can cause the muscle to displace laterally and look big and feel hard. Large lymph nodes are most common, also tumors and cysts occur here. Torticollis can affect the muscle as can benign and malignant tumors of the muscle, however these are rare. Suggest you see a physician. ...Read more
Maybe a little: Muscle injuries generally respond well to ice, rest, stretching, and time. Medications like nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc...) can help decrease inflammation in and around the muscle. Muscle relaxers can sometimes be helpful, but have the undesirable side effects of drowsiness and sometimes disorientation. Consult with your physician to decide what combination of treatments is best for you. ...Read more
Are sternocleidomastoid muscle syndrome and tmjd related? Does one problem cause a flare up of the other? Symptoms of both seem similar.
Often related: The muscles of the head and neck area are often involved in temporomandibular joint disorder. Muscle spasm is a common finding and many different sets of muscles can become tender/spasmotic when the condition flares. Muscle spasm is the body's mechanism to prevent movement of a painful joint. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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