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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
The area from the top/back of my right shoulder to the back right of my neck is swollen & the muscles there are tense. It causes a lot of pain. I used to have occassional muscle tension in my neck/shoulder/upper back, but now its more severe & common?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Not if done properly: The head and neck should be as relaxed as feasible for any core muscle work. While they work to stabilize the head, neck muscles are unlikely to hypertrophy without specific maneuvers versus significant weight against those isolated muscles themselves. Make sure to focus on obliques and transverse abdominus, not just crunches, to strengthen and stabilize core. ...Read more
Many types: Many types of headaches are associated with neck muscle pain, including migraines and occipital neuralgia. A neurologist can review your history and symptoms to help determine what kind of headache you have. It would be helpful for you to log your headaches (location, duration, frequency, intensity) and take the log when you see the neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more
Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you
The LHS of my neck has a swollen vertical muscle (?) which is about 3 or 4 or 5 CM thick! Its not painful but I worry about it (I'm 79!)
Big head!: Infants have overall relatively low muscle tone and coordination because they have not used their muscles much, and their neurologic systems are still developing. Neck muscles seem especially poor in part due to the relatively large head which is out of proportion to the neck to begin with. ...Read more
Voice: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do the following: Rest on a flat surface with a thin soft pillow under you head and neck, start taking advil (ibuprofen) 600 mg - 800 mg three times per day for 3-5 days, drink plenty of fluids, have someone massage your neck and upper back with bengay or apply hot towel over your neck to increase blood circulation into the neck muscles. If not improved, call your doctor to have an exam. If this is a recurrent condition: xrays. ...Read more
Left shoulder and neck muscles continuously hurt and can't seem to get any relief. Why is this happening to me?
Time for doc eval: In a patient your age, this is often due to myofascial dysfunction- meaning strained, inflexible and restricted soft tissues in your area of pain. Often seen in young women who do a lot of reading, typing, desk & computer work. X-rays can evaluate the cervical spine and shoulder. Physical therapy, stress reduction, trigger point injections & improving posture can be helpful for myofascial pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer