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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Can't get rid of this weird pressure in the center of my chest. It just sits there like I ate a rock. My head & neck get tight. Then I burp ; (help?

Can't get rid of this weird pressure in the center of my chest. It just sits there like I ate a rock. My head & neck get tight. Then I burp ; (help?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I'm having tightness in the left side of my neck and toward the front of it. It's not constant, it comes and goes. The pressure goes to my head too?

I'm having tightness in the left side of my neck and toward the front of it. It's not constant, it comes and goes. The pressure goes to my head too?

Several causes: Are possible. The most likely cause is muscular. If one is involved in motor vehicular accident or sudden stop or fall, sports any of these can cause the pain. The pain is frequently in the sternocleidomastoid muscle This is a large muscle that involves all of the areas you. If persists see your doc. ...Read more

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I have eds3 And hypermobile neck. 2 days my neck has been tight and hurting, head feels pressured and sometimes I feel spacey. Dangerous or annoying?

I have eds3 And hypermobile neck. 2 days my neck has been tight and hurting, head feels pressured and sometimes I feel spacey. Dangerous or annoying?

You need to be seen.: Without a full history and physical examination, as well as possible dignostic procedures, it is not possible for me to say. See your doctor who can provide diagnosis and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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I was having some tingling and tightness in the back of my head along with stiff neck. Now im having sinis pressure and drainage. Is this all related?

I was having some tingling and tightness in the back of my head along with stiff neck. Now im having sinis pressure and drainage. Is this all related?

Certainly could be..: It sounds like you have acute sinusitis. An important principle of head pain is that it can be referred to almost any other part of the head, so it can be difficult to know where it starts. Sinus pain often is referred to the back of the head and neck. I'm concerned about the 'stiff neck'. One complication of sinusitis is memingits, or a pus pocket in the sinuses. C a doc to make sure what it is. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism and an enlarged thyroid cause presure on the head, eyes and tightness on the neck, presure/fulnes in my ear as well as dizziness?

Can hyperthyroidism and an enlarged thyroid cause presure on the head, eyes and tightness on the neck, presure/fulnes in my ear as well as dizziness?

Yes, Need Treatment: Hyperthyroidism can cause a lot of symptoms. Some people will feel pressure in the neck because the thyroid is usually enlarged. You may feel pressure in your head/ears from increased blood flow, heart rate, anxiety...Dizziness/lightheadedness is very common. The eyes may open wider than nl (in Graves' dz the eye muscles enlarge). With tx the sx's should improve quickly! The eyes may need spec tx. ...Read more

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Tightness in neck shoulders tingly scalp, pressure in head and ears. Lightheaded dizzy sensation. Very random. ENT doesn't know. MRA and eyes normal?

Tightness in neck shoulders tingly scalp, pressure in head and ears. Lightheaded dizzy sensation. Very random. ENT doesn't know. MRA and eyes normal?

MRA of what?: Eyes normal? Light headed sensation? What does the primary care doctor think? Tension headache, Chiari malformation are in the differential diagnosis. Add pseudotumor cerebri if the head pressure is worse with reclining. MRI might be indicated if you have evidence of raised intracranial pressure (papilledema on eye exam) or a focal neuro exam. Might want to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Front of my neck just to the left of my trachea feels tight from my jaw down to collar bone. Feels worse for a min after I drink water or look up. Why?

Front of my neck just to the left of my trachea feels tight from my jaw down to collar bone. Feels worse for a min after I drink water or look up. Why?

Be seen: There are a number of ootential considerations, many if which relate to an abnormality of the upper GI tract and/or trachea. A good medical check up with an internist would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I feel like I have something stuck in my throat, lumps on each side of my neck (slightly below the jaw) that hurt to put pressure on.?

I feel like I have something stuck in my throat, lumps on each side of my neck (slightly below the jaw) that hurt to put pressure on.?

Throat infection: You sound like you have a throat infection which could be due to a virus or bacteria. The lumps on your neck are likely lymph nodes which get bigger when you are sick and sometimes the lymph nodes themselves can get infected. They become very large, red and very painful to touch. If this continues you should see your doctor to be evaluated for infection of your throat and possibly lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have tightness in my jaw neck and ears hurt and seem full, popping and creaking of the jaw diziness and also swelling behind the ears, also throat?

I have tightness in my jaw neck and ears hurt and seem full, popping and creaking of the jaw diziness and also swelling behind the ears, also throat?

See a periodontist: You describe symptoms of temperomandibular joint dysfunction commonly called tmjoint
if it is the periodontist should be able to get you better. ...Read more

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Had pain in my left salivary gland for 5 months, ear, jaw pain red 1eye, pain in the back of my neck, tight, 1 side throat pain.2 blood test ok. Ct ok.!?

Had pain in my left salivary gland for 5 months, ear, jaw pain red 1eye, pain in the back of my neck, tight, 1 side throat pain.2 blood test ok. Ct ok.!?

Explain more: Please explain pain in the salivary gland, how was that diagnosed? Have you seen a dentist or an ent? Who have you seen? Was the dental side cleared up? No cavities or decay found? Please provide more detailed info. ...Read more

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Head ache on just left side, also tingles and feels tight, third day running now constant with on off stuff neck ideas?

Head ache on just left side, also tingles and feels tight, third day running now constant with on off stuff neck ideas?

Many possibilities: The intermittent stiff neck is what is concerning here- it may be the effects of a muscle spasm like torticollis, but without further information, it is best to discuss your situation in person with a healthcare provider today in order to rule out other diagnoses such as meningitis and migraine headache. All the best. ...Read more

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Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight I lift alot of heavy stuff at work. What can I do?

Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight I lift alot of heavy stuff at work. What can I do?

Neck pain: Would consider PT, massage, liftign techniques, Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and or flexeril at night. Warm shower in AM, ice when home from work If lifting constantly consider breaks every 30 minutes for 1-2 minutes to shake out neck. May consider a few days of neck collar, sometimes at night it helps the neck from rolling all over f/u with doc /urgent care. . ...Read more

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Tightness at the base of the neck (front) and along clavicles, feels like throat is tight when head tilts back, throat clicks when swallowing. Glands?

Tightness at the base of the neck (front) and along clavicles, feels like throat is tight when head tilts back, throat clicks when swallowing. Glands?

Plat yams muscle pul: You probably pulled your platysma muscle. There is normal clicking of the larynx over the spine when you swallow. You can try some Motrin 600 mg three times a day for any inflammation in this area. I have not really seen clicking so bad in my practice that I had to treat it. The Motrin will help the muscle strain. If it is not better in a few weeks, see an ENT doctor and they will check it. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has been sick for nine months. She complains of lumps on her head, tightness of her throat, difficulty breathing, stiff neck. Why?

Time for a visit: This spectrum of symptoms deserves a full history/physical & appropriate testing by someone who knows the patient. Try to schedule a workup within the next week with her doc so the evaluation can begin to track down the issues involved. ...Read more

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Visable vein in neck. Head pressure sharp pains in throat. Very worried. 23 year female?

Visable vein in neck. Head pressure sharp pains in throat. Very worried. 23 year female?

Neck: Hard to tell from your description. I would have it checked out with your doctor or if its really severe go to the ER ...Read more

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Feeling of lump in throat my ENT scoped nothing was seen why do I feel like this also back of my head or neck feels like pressure im really frightend?

Globus pharyngis: This may be a condition called globus pharyngitis. Sometimes its psychogenic, but medical causes stemming from the laryx/hypopharynx/vocal cords/esophagus should be ruled out. If due to laryngeal spasms, the ENT may not see that on his scope. A trial of treatment with antacids may be attempted to not only treat but also diagnose an esophageal etiology such as gerd. ...Read more

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Feels like food stuck in my throat when I swallow. There's a tightness also in my neck and the pressure goes up to my head. Which doctor should I consul?

Feels like food stuck in my throat when I swallow. There's a tightness also in my neck and the pressure goes up to my head. Which doctor should I consul?

GP: Seeing your general practitioner is the best place to start. He or she may be able to handle the problem, or determine which consultant is most appropriate. Of course, if you are having trouble breathing or having severe chest pain, the ER is the best place to be. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent pain in lower jaws and between chin / throat? Feels like there is pressure under tongue. Neck pain. PCP says not cardiac. TMJ?

What causes intermittent pain in lower jaws and between chin / throat? Feels like there is pressure under tongue. Neck pain. PCP says not cardiac. TMJ?

See your dentist: Many different conditions can lead to pain in the floor of the mouth. Your dentist should be able to evaluate your symptoms and to make an exact diagnosis and treatment. TMJ/TMD seems highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Ears feel full, back of head & neck pressure & tense. Dull ache. Feel off-balance off& on. Feel mucus coming down nose & throat. Ideas?

Ears feel full, back of head & neck pressure & tense. Dull ache. Feel off-balance off& on. Feel mucus coming down nose & throat. Ideas?

Rhinitis: Rhinitis refers to inflammation of the nasal passages. This inflammation can cause a variety of annoying symptoms, including sneezing, itching, nasal congestion, runny nose, and postnasal drip (the sensation that mucus is draining from the sinuses down the back of the throat). OTC antihistamines and steroid nasal spray may help. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a tight neck, jaw and ear on my left side?

Hi, I have a tight neck, jaw and ear on my left side?

Fall?: If you had any trauma to your neck by fall or striking, you might have some muscle spasm. If this is just tightness out of the "blue", you need to see a physician for a good check- up, regardless of the reason for the pain. You might try a heating pad for ten minutes every half hour if you wish and some motrin if you are not allergic to it, and take with a meal or snack. ...Read more

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I am on celexa (citalopram) for 3 years, can celexa (citalopram) cause sore neck, sore jaw and pressure in ears?

I am on celexa (citalopram) for 3 years, can celexa (citalopram) cause sore neck, sore jaw and pressure in ears?

Unlikly but possible: Severe dry mouth or xerostomia can be a side effect of any medication. However the degree would have to be so severe that something like a parotid gland stone has formed which is causing the problem. Additionally your would have many other anticholinergic symptoms and probably more than just the Celexa (citalopram) is involved if at all.
In other words it is possible but an ENT specialist may best to check it. ...Read more

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I wake up with pain and pressure in my neck, jaw and shoulders- sometimes down both arms. Is this gas related or other?

I wake up with pain and pressure in my neck, jaw and shoulders- sometimes down both arms. Is this gas related or other?

Not gas: This could not be gas. Please see your doctor and get a good musculoskeletal Examination. Sounds like cervical spine issues. If necessary get a MRI of Cervical spine ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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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