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Doctor insights on: Swollen Neck 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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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?

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?

Yes: You can feel a throat constriction or globus sensation from anxiety. You can have a sore neck from non-cancer lymph nodes (eg a viral throat infection or bacterial such as strep throat) or from muscle strains. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Swollen lymph nodes make neck muscles tight?

Swollen lymph nodes make neck muscles tight?

No, no effect on mus: But they can be tender if there is infection in the throat. ...Read more

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How can I strenghten neck muscles?

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

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Hello, I will like to know how to care for my mum who has swollen muscles around her neck. ?

Hello, I will like to know how to care for my mum who has swollen muscles around her neck.
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It is best: It is best to be properly evaluated by a doctor in person. Swollen muscles can be indicative of many different health maladies. Does your mother have any other symptoms? Sometimes a massage with a warm, wet towel will alleviate pain associated with sore muscles. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

 Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

It depends: When doing stretches, always use proper technique. Do not press too hard with your fingers if you want to massage yourself. This does not sound like disease, but if any concerns still remain, see your doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more