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Doctor insights on: Stiff Neck And Shoulder Muscles

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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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I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I ease the stiffness?

I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I  ease the stiffness?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. Through manual therapy (ie: stretching, massage etc) your stiffness may subside. If this does not help, see an orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??

I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??

Shoulder pain: Clearly this is not "normal". You have injured yourself somehow. Perhaps you were lifting something that was too heavy for you ar you repeatedly exerted yourself to 100% with the shoulder and have and overuse problem. Ice it 20 minutes 4xday, take some anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen 600mg 4x day) and rest it. If its not better in a week OR it gets worse (Red/hot/more painful) see a doc. ...Read more

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So i have a sore shoulder and stiff neck all on right side.i have anxiety will tight muscles will feel more prominent. Its not visual but wheni pushin?

So i have a sore shoulder and stiff neck all on right side.i have anxiety will tight muscles will feel more prominent. Its not visual but wheni pushin?

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral. Do not self medicate to ovoid serious complications. ...Read more

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Shoulder and neck muscle pain and stiffness, won't go away overnight?

Shoulder and neck muscle pain and stiffness, won't go away overnight?

Try simple things: I would try tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatory medications (eg ibuprofen, aleve, etc) as well as modalities (e.g. Ice and heat). I would try heat first. It might be postural, especially if you sit at a computer/desk all day. Try paying attention to your posture. If it does not improve in 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a headache problem. I tend to get headache on weekends, especially after getting some nap. Before getting a headache, I tend to feel stiff neck and shoulder first and then feed headache. I have been feeling this way for more than 10 years. This sy

I have a headache problem. 
I tend to get headache on weekends, especially after getting some nap. Before getting a headache, I tend to feel stiff neck and shoulder first and then feed headache. I have been feeling this way for more than 10 years. This sy

Look for cause : check with PCP to rule out common causes. If nothing is found look fir environmental causes like food allergy and nutritional deficiencies like magnesium deficiency. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how we propose to treat the cause. If interested you can make appointment for evaluation. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and shoulder pain day after tooth extraction. .pain killers dont help. Is there something wrong ? Or is this normal

Stiff neck and shoulder pain day after tooth extraction. .pain killers dont help. Is there something wrong ? Or is this normal

May be nothing: may be related to position on dental chair. if it doesn't improve quickly have evaluated. ...Read more

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What muscles cause a stiff neck?

What muscles cause a stiff neck?

Stiff neck: Some are Trapezius, Platysma, Sternomastoid, Scalene muscles. ...Read more

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Can stiff neck cause dizziness... My neck shoulder remains stiff next morning aftrr heavy badminton games.

Can stiff neck cause dizziness... My neck shoulder remains stiff next morning aftrr heavy badminton games.

Yes: Irritation to the neck and scalp muscles can give you headaches and dizziness. If your neck pain resolves after heavy muscle use but your other symptoms remain for more that a few days without improving i would suggest following with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have stiff neck for the past two weeks. Pain is now spreading to upper back and shoulder on the right side. Getting difficult to turn head. Help?

I have stiff neck for the past two weeks. Pain is now spreading to upper back and shoulder on the right side. Getting difficult to turn head. Help?

Neck pain: At your age, a stiff neck is most commonly due to degenerative changes, meaning aging changes. For now, your symptoms should be well treatable with simple conservative measures such as stretching, range of motion exercises, and anti-inflammatory meds (such as ibuprofen, naproxyn). See an md if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have a stiff neck and bad back/shoulder pains, help?

I have a stiff neck and bad back/shoulder pains, help?

Improper posture: You are straining your back and neck due to bad posture while using your gagdets. Make sure you maintain a good posture while working.. Begin your day with streching exercises. Accomodations like using an ergonomic key board , work station and adjusting the height of your chair and desk will make a significant difference .Take frequent short breaks for stretching and relaxation exercises. ...Read more

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Stiff neck in winter- I get a pain originator g in my right neck, right shoulder and spreads across right back side. Its very painful for 2 days?

Stiff neck in winter- I get a pain originator g in my right neck, right shoulder and spreads across right back side. Its very painful for  2 days?

Possible nerve pain: This syndrome may be due to inflammation of the muscles of the neck and shoulder or may be due to nerve impingement from vertebral or disc problems in the neck. Try warm and cold applications,wearing a soft cervical collar and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen. If symptoms persist or worsen, an orthopedic surgeon is qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I get a stiff neck/shoulder about once a month. The pain decreases lasts a week.Changing pillows has not helped. What other reasons can cause this?

I get a stiff neck/shoulder about once a month. The pain decreases  lasts a week.Changing pillows has not helped. What other reasons can cause this?

Neuritis: sometimes there can be nerve irritation in the spine, in this case the cervical region. may want to see your doctor and have x-ray/MRI to see if there is possible disc/pressure on nerves coming out from that part of your spine.Also could be due to tension /stress that will give upper back/ neck spasms ...Read more

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No stiff neck, but if i touch my left side of my neck and push down it hurts..A little in the shoulder too. Sometimes when i turn also. What is this?

Muscle Spasm: What you have described is a pressure point . You have pressed on a cervical nerve root, most likely c-5 dermatomal distribution. ...Read more

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Neck Strain (Definition)

Causes pain and discomfort with neck movement and can occur due to muscle strains, ...Read more