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Tightness In Neck Left Side
Neck tightness on left side of spine & right above collar bone on left side. Ribs tight. Trouble breathing sometimes. Gastritis. What could connect?
Hi! I have had a very bad stuff neck on the left side for about three weeks. It hurts and feels very tight when I lean my head to the right?
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
For years, Iv been feeling a tense, tight and tingly sensation from left side neck to left side of chest. Is it anxiety?
It could be anxiety: I am a licensed psychologist. Anxiety can cause physical, somatic symptoms such as muscle tension, and tingly sensations. But, what you described also could be due to a medical condition. First see your MD, and have any organic/medical condition get ruled out. And, if there is nothing medical, then yes, it could be anxiety. ...Read more
I am experiencing some tightness and tingling in the sides and back of my head. I also have some stiffness on the left side of my neck.?
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
Recently when I breathe I feel tightness in my upper left chest and going toward my left side of my neck, why?
R/O PERICARDITIS: You may have inflammation of the heart=PERICARDITIS vs inflammation of the lungs =PLEURITIS. Myocarditis is much more serious and can be suggested by an abnormal echo. Often they are post viral. They tend to resolve with rest/hydration /NSAID (indocin) if it persists as course of prednisone may be needed. You need a prompt evaluation EKG/CXR AND LABS. See your doctor for eval. ...Read more
Neck pain that's tight, and feels like I need to stretch neck back forth It's left side and it effects left side of back. Burning feeling left of face?
2weeks ago had a frontal right side car accident and my left side of my neck feels tight and I hear crunching that worries me I have full ROM not stif?
Stiff neck after Mia: Would not be unreasonable at all to see your primary care doc and have some neck X-rays done. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There are a number of things that can cause neck pains, cardiac, may be one, muskuloskeletal is another. An evaluation by your dr is needed for proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Tight pain around my heart and pain in my shoulder on the left side and on my neck the left side as well?
I'm having tightness on my left side of my neck and pain on my right shoulder blade for few months. I'm having flam without flu. Kindly advise me.
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This could be a condition in your lungs. ...Read more
Tightness on left side of head, shoulder and heaviness on left neck & ear subsides after lying down. Y?
You need an exam: Tightness on one side of the head and shoulder along with neck and ear heaviness, that is relieved by lying down, suggest a mechanical cause. It may be due to several possibilities. These would include, among others, muscle strain in the neck/shoulder area and possibly a pinched nerve coming from your neck. Although the latter would usually cause pain, when turning your head to either side. ...Read more
Why does the right neck/side of face go numb and tingly for 10 sec when slightly strained by moving it to look to my left? It constantly feels tight.
Muscle tension: If you stretch the neck by looking towards the left and the tingling is on the right side, that is produced by muscle tension; the opposite may be produced by neck spondylosis and reduced size of the neural foramina. It is probably muscle tension and a very benign problem that could goes away with massage, ice and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
Hi, I have tightness & pain in left side of my neck I can notice size difference between left & right side Bloods normal pain in chest & arm echo norm?
Cardiology Consult: No age given, or history? You need to be examined. Pain in neck can be from vertebrae (bones) in neck with arthritis & this may explain Lft arm & Chest pain. Chest pain can be sign of cardiac disease (if in right age group) & freqly radiates to arm & neck, so going to cardiologist is the best way to proceed. Echo can be NL if no Heart damage. Internist could see U & send to Cardiology. Do soon. ...Read more
Often I feel a weird tight sensation down my left side. From neck to left side of chest. When I laugh usually I feel the sensation. Is it sign of seizure
Neck of left still has a big lump they said its my lymp note and a week ago my right side of my neck feels tight and hurts, both ears don't feel right?
You need to be seen: You don't say who diagnosed this as a lymph node, but obviously it is getting worse, not better and could be an infection or something more serious. Please be checked, even checked again if you have been physically seen as it takes time to be able to diagnose certain things. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
I have about 6 ulcers under my tongue which are painful also left side of my neck is tender and tight is this due to the ulcers? Thanks
Maybe: I would suggest an evaluation by a physician to make sure you don't have something serious or infectious that needs treatment. ...Read more
I am dizzy have tightness on my left side of neck and twitching in my face my head feels full what could this be?
See your doctor: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?
See below: Pressure on upper cervical nerves by the upper cervical spine can do this. The best approach is to sit in an upright posture or to place a pillow under your head when sitting on that hair. ...Read more
I have a tight, stiff, pulling pain on the left side of my neck. It causes my jaw to click and my ear to pop on that side. Massaging, rubbing, stretching it makes it more irritated. What could it be?
TMJ: Tmj is a possibility. Temperomandibular joint dysfunction is the jaw joint which can click if out of alignment and can hurt. ...Read more
I have tingles down my left arm, nauseous, tight chest and neck pain & a headache all of the left side. What is it?
2 B sure get checked: Stress can manifest in many ways--emotional lability, lack of energy/drive, decreased libido/performance, hives/other skin manifestations, chest pain, air hunger, perioral numbess/tingling, tingling in fingers/toes, overindulgence in food ; substances, GI spasms with resulting diarrhea/constipation/nausea ; abdominal discomfort, headaches ; more significant neurologic problems. But get checked now. ...Read more
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
Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?
Twitching: Muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause lowering of blood pressure and dizziness, fatigue. If we are talking about compression locally like a limb, reducing blood flow, or falling asleep from lack of blood flow that usually exhibits and pins and needles sensation. ...Read more
My neck and shoulder hurt on my left side but I get a sharp pain when I swallow liquids not food my muscles feel tight I have bad anxiety nd I'm worrd?
Muscle spasms: Even young people can start experiencing neck problems due to neck nerve root irritation. This can occur because of lifting heavy things, sports injuries or other accidents. Repetitive stress injuries can also initiate the symptoms, sleeping on the stomach with the neck twisted to one side can kink the neck nerves. Drinking cold liquids can initiate muscle spasms. See family md for treatment. ...Read more
Shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. Also neck swelling on the left side but no lumps or nodules. Is it cancer?
Asthma: You will need a proper evaluation by your doctor including a chest xray & tests for asthma. Swelling in the neck on the left side may represent a prominence related to the upper segment of the left lung. May be related to symptoms of shortness of breath & not necessarily cancer. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain in the left side of my neck and face up into my head, strange taste in my mouth and feeling a little dizzy my jaw is also tight on left side?
See doctor: You need to see a doctor. You need to have these symptoms evaluated ...Read more
For years, Iv been feeling a Weird tense, tight, weak and tingly feeling from left side neck to left side of arm. No headaches. Is it brain tumor?
It may be an issue with cervical vertebrae that is affecting the nerves coming out of the cervical spinal cord. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist.
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