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Can allergies cause the following: constant mucus, constant bloodshot eyes, constant fatigue, constant tight chest, upper trapezius spasm, dizziness?

Can allergies cause the following: constant mucus, constant bloodshot eyes, constant fatigue, constant tight chest, upper trapezius spasm, dizziness?

Some: Some of your symptoms can be related to allergies, but the muscle spasm and dizziness may not be related to them. It is best to be evaluated by your primary doctor first and they can direct you. ...Read more

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Can a trapezius spasm cause a clavicle fracture?

Can a trapezius spasm cause a clavicle fracture?

spasm: At your age (or any age), muscle spasm would not be powerful enough to cause bone fracture by itself. Exceptions may include situations where the bone is already compromised such as a tumor or large cyst. ...Read more

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Is trapezius spasms a sign of cervical radiculopathy?

Is trapezius spasms a sign of cervical radiculopathy?

Nope: The nerve that goes to the trapezius muscle does not come through the cervical spine and won't be affected by bony spurs or disc bulges. ...Read more

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I have constant fear and anxiety because i can't breathe well. All of my accessory breathing muscles intercoastals, upper trapezius, etc have spasmed.

I have constant fear and anxiety because i can't breathe well. All of my accessory breathing muscles intercoastals, upper trapezius, etc have spasmed.

Med eval first: Recommend evaluation by your physician to correct the underlying medical problem before seeking therapy for the fear & anxiety. Clean bill of health, proceed with behavioral health assistance. ...Read more

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What is done for a trapezius muscle that spasms constantly at the top of the shoulder/neck area? No muscle relaxer helps, tried Soma and flexaril

What is done for a trapezius muscle that spasms constantly at the top of the shoulder/neck area? No muscle relaxer helps, tried Soma and flexaril

Massage: Start with massage therapy. Ultrasound treatment, low dose Valium, acupuncture, and chiropractic are options. There are other meds and therapies. At some ponit you may need to see a specialist (neurologist, physical medicine and rehab doctor) The trapeizus is innervated by the upper cervical nerves and the spinal accessory nerve (`cranial nerve XI). There are many uncommon problems that can occur ...Read more

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Sometimes, i wake up with one of my upper trapezius muscles completely contracted. Then it spasms for several days. How can I treat/prevent this?

Sometimes, i wake up with one of my upper trapezius muscles completely contracted. Then it spasms for several days. How can I treat/prevent this?

See your doctor: The underlying cause of this may range from a simply muscle sprain to a cervical herniated disc. You will need to be evaluated, and if this continues despite nsaids, physical therapy may be helpful. When these fail to relieve your symptoms, or if you have progressive weakness, arm/hands numbness tingling worsening, then further work-up with e.g. Cervical spine MRI may even be indicated. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a strained trapezius. Diazepam 5mg nocte and ibuprofen 800mg tds. Spasm pain still severe. What else can I do to relieve pain please?

Diagnosed with a strained trapezius. Diazepam 5mg nocte and ibuprofen 800mg tds.  Spasm pain still severe. What else can I do to relieve pain please?

Physical therapy.: Talk to your doctor about prescribing physical therapy. The therapists can utilize modalities, to improve your pain. Then they can give you stretching and strengthening exercises, that may alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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2 days of headache,spasms in scalp, neck and trapezius tightness. Took 3 Tylenol and 800 mg of ibuprofen no relief. What is it, how to relieve pain?

2 days of headache,spasms in scalp, neck and trapezius tightness. Took 3 Tylenol and 800 mg of ibuprofen no relief. What is it, how to relieve pain?

Possible jaw muscle: the head and neck work together and the teeth determine the pattern of function for the jaw muscles. if the teeth are not in a harmonious relationship,this causes problems. see a dentist that understands "occlusion"( the way that the teeth come together). Then they may refer you for some physical therapy and/or chiropractic treatment. ...Read more

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After a muscle spasm in trapezius area i notice that when i swallow just saliva i get pain in the muscle that spasmed. Goes into chest. What is this?

After a muscle spasm in trapezius area i notice that when  i swallow just saliva i get pain in the muscle that spasmed. Goes into chest. What is this?

Need chest pain eval: It is easy to say that your pain is associated with your history of acid reflex. But your chest pain should be evaluated by your physician and an ekg should be recommended. Your muscle pain may represent residual pain from your spasm, or referred pain from the gastric reflex. ...Read more

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