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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

Heat & exercises : Without more information, it is not possible to try to determine the cause of your pain. Would recommend trying an otc NSAID along with stretching exercises. If the pain persists then you need to see your pcp. ...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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what are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook

 what are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook

Hot water: Definitely! The Japanese knew about this centuries ago - hence their tradition of onsen. A hot bath or shower will do wonders! Of course rest and stretching of tired muscles even with some massage thrown in can do wonders. Best to 'listen' to your body... Pain is the language it uses to tell you 'stop doing' this or that. It helps to pay attention sometimes. Now I recommend taking it easy. ...Read more

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Throbbing neck a symptom of thyroid problems?

Throbbing neck a symptom of thyroid problems?

Unlikely: Most thyroid problems do not cause pain unless there is some type of inflammation also have checked out by doctor to see if painful area is in the thyroid or involves another gland or lymph node or a problem with the vein or arteries in the neck. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Yes: Other common causes of feeling of tightness affecting swallowing or breathing( dysphagia or dyspnea ) are allergies with post nasal drip and acid reflux which may occur without heartburn. Thyroid can be evaluated with ultrasound and allergies or reflux with over the counter medications from pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can neck trauma due to a car accident cause thyroid problems?

Can neck trauma due to a car accident cause thyroid problems?

Usually hemorrhage: Hemorrhage from trauma into normal thyroid gland is rare but can cause hoarseness and difficulty breathing if large mass effect. Diagnosis of thyroid gland hematoma can be made with laryngoscopy and cervical computed tomography. This can be treated conservatively with eventual decrease in size and improved clinical condition.Obviously need to be under doctor's supervision.Thyroid returns to normal. ...Read more

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When ever i lie down it feels difficult to breath like the air is being blocked in my neck area. Thyroid problems do run in family?

When ever i lie down it feels difficult to breath like the air is being blocked in my neck area. Thyroid problems do run in family?

Breathing: This one you will need to see physician. There is a condition related to thyroid called substernal thyroid which if large enough can compromise breathing. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

A stiff neck causes pain and discomfort with neck movement. Causes vary, and include muscle strains, ...Read more