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Swollen Neck Muscles
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
Can health anxiety make you feel like you have swollen glands in your neck when you don't? Or could it just be sore neck muscles?
I got bit by gnats in my neck and right below my eye now my eye is swollen and hurts and my neck muscles are very sore am i allergic?
No: This sounds more like a toxic reaction or an infection. Are you sure that these bites were from gnats and not from another insect such as spiders. Best to get checked since it involves your eyes. ...Read more
Isometrics : A gentle means to strengthen muscles of the neck is to realize that the periodic stress of a muscle keeps it toned. As to the neck, one can use their own hands and arms to press the neck from different directions, or resist the neck as it attempts to move in different directions. Walking, with attendant head bobbing is another way. Swimming is an excellent way to tone muscles of the neck. ...Read more
What's the best way to treat chronic neck tension as a result of years of anxiety and tightening my neck muscles I am a 62 year old female?
Anxiety & tension: Are you in treatment for your anxiety -- in psychotherapy as well as using medicines your psychiatrist feels may help? Regular massage may help your neck a lot -- gentle yoga too. Mindfulness-based stress reduction classes may also help you decrease your anxiety. "a mindfulness based stress reduction workbook" by stahl & goldstein could be useful if you actually do the exercises in it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers