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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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Rear-neck/back pain for 2 mths, now less but get random daily tightness in front neck, face, jaw/teeth, arm tingling, headaches esp. When sitting long. Mostly gone when wake up and worsens gradually?

Rear-neck/back pain for 2 mths, now less but get random daily tightness in front neck, face, jaw/teeth, arm tingling, headaches esp. When sitting long. Mostly gone when wake up and worsens gradually?

Jaw and Muscle Pain: It appears that you have a serious TMJ and muscle dysfunction that causes these muscles to go into a spasm and the jaw joint (TMJ) to be misaligned. You seriously need treatment from a dentist that is very skilled at treating tmj. Only about 5% of dentist are really good in this realm in that they are very familiar with multiple treatment options to select from based on the patient needs. ...Read more

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Feels like im getting choked. Whenver seatbealt, tight shirt rubs against my neck ifeel the same thing. Also wheni touch the bottom front of.

Feels like im getting choked. Whenver seatbealt, tight shirt rubs against my neck ifeel the same thing. Also wheni touch the bottom front of.

? sensory: You could have some sensory processing problems. This can cause uncomfortable feelings and sensations when you have certain kinds of stimulations, often tactile, to a particular area. You might want to consult with a qualified occupational therapist with experience in sensory integration. ...Read more

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Since yesterday affernoonn, whenever I eat something, the right side of the front of my neck beneath the chin gets tight and swells up.?

Since yesterday affernoonn, whenever I eat something, the right side of the front of my neck beneath the chin gets tight and swells up.?

Salivary gland stone: A stone blocking the salivary gland duct, most commonly the submandibular duct, is called sialolithiasis. Warm compresses, drinking plenty of fluids, and sucking on sour candy can help dislodge the stone. If it continues, antibiotics and surgery may need to be necessary. ...Read more

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Had tightness/heaviness in upper back near the neck area. Seems to be better with positional changes. Recently spend alot of time in front of computer.

Had tightness/heaviness in upper back near the neck area. Seems to be better with positional changes. Recently spend alot of time in front of computer.

Yes: This complaint is very common after heavy computer use. For now, use Ben Gay on the neck and shoulders twice a day for 3 days. To prevent, get a kitchen timer and set it to ring every 10 minutes when you are at the computer, At that time, do neck rotation exercises for 30 seconds. Make your keyboard height is proper for you and the screen height is proper for your eyes. ...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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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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I have neck tightness in the front and ear fluid I'm 29 year female what is it?

I have neck tightness in the front and ear fluid I'm 29 year female what is it?

Ear fluid?: What sort of ear fluid do you have? What sort of neck tightness do you have? Please give more details and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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My jaw, front of my neck, back of my head are numb and tight. I am wondering what this is given it's accompanied by a headache?

My jaw, front of my neck, back of my head are numb and tight. I am wondering what this is given it's accompanied by a headache?

Nondiagnostic: This constellation of symptoms require a thorough history and physical examination for diagnosis. Referral to a neurologist and/or an otolaryngologist May be recommended after your physician examines you. ...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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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

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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Hi, I feel my jaws and neck (front area near adams apple) are too tight and sore, I feel like m being strangled. My ears feel full as well.?

Hi, I feel my jaws and neck (front area near adams apple) are too tight and sore, I feel like m being strangled. My ears feel full as well.?

Current cold etc??: There is a large lymph system/branch on either side of the neck/jaw areas and they are like the garbage collectors of the body as well as other lymph node areas in the body. They can swell or feel swollen (tight) when a patient is going through a cold or has just at a cold, allergies ets. Ears full is a good indication that something systemic (system wise) is going on as well. I'd see you MD. ...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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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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Dear Dr, feeling in my eyes lights are too bright feel dizzy with very sore sides of neck front and tight jaw knot in back of neck sleep apnea 6 weeks?

Dear Dr, feeling in my eyes lights are too bright feel dizzy with very sore sides of neck front and tight jaw knot in back of neck sleep apnea 6 weeks?

Problems: You must make an appointment as soon as possible to see your doctor.
If there is a delay in seeing the doctor I recommend you go to the Emergency Room as soon as you can.
Age 33 is a bit young to have all these symptoms. I hope you are not smoking. ...Read more

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My throat (front neck) won't stop tightening. After eating, exercise, sitting too long, tongue gets dry, tight in neck. CT clear, no known allergies. Y?

My throat (front neck) won't stop tightening. After eating, exercise, sitting too long, tongue gets dry, tight in neck. CT clear, no known allergies. Y?

Swallow study: Is what you probably need, kind of a strange symptom and strange association, hope you don't have shortness of breath or hoarseness, during the attack, check with an ENT for examination and probably arrangement for a swallow study ...Read more

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What causes burning in front of neck?

Neck Pain: According to the U.S. National library of medicine and the national institutes of health, or nih, neck pain can arise from issues with the neck muscles, nerves, ligaments, vertebrae and spinal discs. Neck pain can emerge in any part of the neck, including the front of the neck. Front neck pain can be caused by certain medical conditions, throat infections and traumatic injury. ...Read more

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Can cervical spondyolis radiate to front of neck?

Can cervical spondyolis radiate to front of neck?

Spondylosis: Yes it can; neck pain and radiating symptoms to the chest or clavicle (collar)bone can happen, depending on the level in the neck that has degeneration.... Go see a doctor if you are worried about pain at night/sweats, or other general symptoms, and imaging studies, perhaps including an MRI can be helpful to find the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Front of neck is painful to the touch? Advice please?

Front of neck is painful to the touch? Advice please?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Front of neck painful to the touch, should I be concerned?

Sounds like your ill: What I mean is that typically when it hurts to touch the skin area, it usually is a possible inflammation or infection. Could be viral or bacterial. If you develop a fever, I would see your doctor to discuss treatment options. It is possible if this is not the case you could have a pulled muscle or nerve impingement. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lump at front of neck?

What is the definition or description of: lump at front of neck?

Neck lump: Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such as enlarged thyroid gland. ...Read more

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I have pain in lower jawbone, and mostly front of neck, any ideas?

Pain may be sign: Of infection in the jaw somewhere. Most common reason of course is dental in origin, but could also be muscular in nature (from jaw dysfunction/tmj) or may be neoplasm. You need to be checked by an oral surgeon. He will likely need to see some x-rays. ...Read more

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Will my enlarged gland in front of neck kill me if it stays big no pain or symptoms also will massaging them hurt it and help the swelling?

Will my enlarged gland in front of neck kill me if it stays big no pain or symptoms also will massaging them hurt it and help the swelling?

See ENT doctor: It is unclear how long you have had this, where is it located and how large it is. It could be an enlarged lymph node, a thyroid nodule or goiter, a thyroglossal duct cyst, or other mass. The treatments will all be different, thus it is important to find out the cause. An ear-nose-throat specialist or otolargyngologist, would be someone that could help make this diagnosis and treat it. ...Read more