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How can I reduce swelling in my neck from tight muscles?

How can I reduce swelling in my neck from tight muscles?

Tight muscles: Alternating between hot and cold packs can be helpful, stretching, and massage. Also NSAIDs like ibuprofen can help reducing inflammation. Say well hydrated with water. ...Read more

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 tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

Can tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

Occipital neuralgia: The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the neck is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital, temporal areas, dizziness, vertigo and lightheadedness. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Muscle tightness in neck? Also spur on xray. What can I do at 55?

Muscle tightness in neck? Also spur on xray. What can I do at 55?

Be happy: It sounds very likely that there is a cause and cure. Get the work up and opinions. I'd go to an orthopdist & a neurosurgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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My question is what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness?

My question is what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness?

Positional change.: The veins in the neck just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the neck, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

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Very tight muscles around neck from sleeping wrong. It's been 2 days, how do I make this better?

Very tight muscles around neck from sleeping wrong. It's been 2 days, how do I make this better?

Try cold pack: To neck in evening and see if that helps soothe the discomfort. If not, switch to heat. If both fail, will need to see dr for rx muscle relaxant and/or pt assistance. ...Read more

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I get sore and tight muscles everywhere very fast and often now. I have no chance at relaxation? Especially tight neck and shoulders. Dysfunction

Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spas. ...Read more

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Can chronic neck pain refer pain to the face? I have bilateral face pain and it eases with neck massage! I have tight muscles on neck and face.

Can chronic neck pain refer pain to the face? I have bilateral face pain and it eases with neck massage! I have tight muscles on neck and face.

Yes it can: Especially if that neck pain comes from nerve pain (neuropathy) and not muscle pain (myopathy). If your neck muscles are rigid and taut all the time, then the pain is most likely myopathic and will require a combination of anti-inflammatory medicines, muscle relaxant medicines, and manipulation/masssage. Heat application also helps. If it is neuropathic pain, then you need xrays of neck. ...Read more

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Neck pain due to texting? Got headaches sometimes. Affected neck posture? Is it due to muscle tightness or spasm? When I extend my head it relieves.

Neck pain due to texting? Got headaches sometimes. Affected neck posture? Is it due to muscle tightness or spasm? When I extend my head it relieves.

Texting: At your age this is muscular. Yes it is directly due to you constantly flexing and looking down due to texting. You have to modify this is you do not want neck issues as you get older. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness and slight pain on left side of neck?

Can anyone tell me what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness and slight pain on left side of neck?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. He should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend seeing a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more

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Have "crick" in my neck and tight muscles. Shouldn't go to chiropractor due to prior stroke. Would acupuncture or massage be safe? Other suggestions?

Have "crick" in my neck and tight muscles. Shouldn't go to chiropractor due to prior stroke. Would acupuncture or massage be safe? Other suggestions?

No contraindication: History of a stroke is not a contraindication for either acupuncture or massage, and both modalities can be helpful for neck pain. Another treatment helpful for musculoskeletal pain is OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment). This is performed by a physician who is a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy), as opposed to a MD. Find a DO by going to www. Osteopathic. Org and search for one near you. ...Read more

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Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck? Tendons? ... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Get it checked: A long list of things can cause a lump like that - some more serious than others. Since it is painful, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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So I have a sore shoulder and stiff neck all on right side. I have anxiety will tight muscles will feel more prominent. Its not visual but wheni pushin?

So I have a sore shoulder and stiff neck all on right side. I have anxiety will tight muscles will feel more prominent. Its not visual but wheni pushin?

Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral. Do not self medicate to ovoid serious complications. ...Read more

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Could sleeping on a poor pillow be the cause of tight neck muscles and tight muscles throughout the head? Have very poor posture also.

Could sleeping on a poor pillow be the cause of tight neck muscles and tight muscles throughout the head? Have very poor posture also.

Maybe? But see a doc: Many things can cause neck pain. Certainly sleeping on a pillow that's not the right fit for you can cause such things. I note that you talk about foot numbness in "conditions". That raises the possibility of disc issues in your back, and possibly your neck. To further assess that, you really need a good physical examination and some imaging to look into the issue. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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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Thyroid (Definition)

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