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Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Unfortunately we only find out what causes dizziness less than 2% of the time and those people who have the 2% usually have something really bad wrong with them. I suppose it could. It could affect the baroreceptors in the large vessels in the neck, it could pull on the temporal skull bones causing inner ear issues, or affect cranial nerves in the suboccipital region. All possibilities. ...Read more

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Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Manipulation: Gentle indirect osteoapathic manipulative techniques can be very helpful. Most of these will resolve by themselves without intervention given a few days. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Tight neck muscles, headache and pain behind eye?

Tight neck muscles, headache and pain behind eye?

Tension headache: The combination of headache, stiff neck and pain behind the eye would often signify a tension, or stress, headache. The history of the development of the symptoms would be most helpful in determining this diagnosis. Naturally other entities should be entertained and anything from glaucoma to meningitis could be the cause of these sympoms. A visit to your doctor is in order if it persists. ...Read more

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Can tense neck muscles cause fatigue?

Possibly: Tense neck muscles are a symptom of something else. It may be due to anxiety, depression or conditions of the neck or sinuses. All those conditions, if chronic, can lead to generalized fatigue. ...Read more

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Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more

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Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not all of these muscles can make it worse. You need to work with a physician and/or physical therapist and craft a specific plan to treat the specific cause of your neck pain. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck? Source: HealthTap

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Source: HealthTap

TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read more

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Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & headaches, what to do?

Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & headaches, what to do?

See a physician to: Make sure it is only muscular stiffness and not something more concerning, especially when headaches are involved. Once you know it is only neck muscle stiffness that are causing these things, see http://www.Spine-health.Com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-exercises-neck-pain for stretching and strengthening exercises. Consider postural and ergonomic changes as well. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

No: Chiropractic uses a deep massage based upon a faulty theory about bodily function. While the massage can temporarily make you feel better there is no cure from their work. Never let a chiro massage your neck. This is a more fragile structure and deep thrusting massage is dangerous there have been cases of paralysis and blood clots from chiros. See an orthopod for this. ...Read more

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Can strengthening your neck muscles prevent headache?

Can strengthening your neck muscles prevent headache?

Probably: Degenerative neck conditions (disc herniation, collapsed disc, abnormal movement, loss of normal curvature) can produce neck pain. One of the standard initial treatment is physical therapy to strengthen your neck muscles. So, if your neck pain is due to the above conditions, pt and neck strengthening can help. ...Read more

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Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Yes: If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthening exercises can aggravate it. Try and do strengthening exercises with out weights. Consider working with a knowledgable physical therapist to make sure you are doing the appropriate exercises. Discuss with your md if pt is recommended. ...Read more

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What reliefs tight shoulder muscles?

What reliefs tight shoulder muscles?

Tight shoulder: Adequate warmup, stretch before. Adequate cooldown, stretch after a workout or exercise. Ice followed by heat.Occasional topical creams. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to rid stressed induced trapezius tension?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to rid stressed induced trapezius tension?

To unload : The chronic stretch. Lay on the ground or mat face up, bend your arms to 90 angles at your shoulders and elbows and face your palms and nose up toward the ceiling. Breathe in and out deeply, and stay in this position 10 min. Repeat twice daily. ...Read more

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Immense trapezius pain. Who do I see tonight?

Immense trapezius pain. Who do I see tonight?

Urgent Care facility: Don't go to er if urgent care is available.Er cost & wait-time is much worse.Consider heating pad/ice, otc meds (ex. Ibuprofen, icyhot, aspercreme) for tonight. Tomorrow, go see your neighborhood osteopathic doctor for a consultation. Hands-on exam & treatment could well help. Much trap pain is actually due to neck, thoracic spine, or rib dysfunction- all treatable by osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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How can the trapezius-strengthening ease muster pain?

How can the trapezius-strengthening  ease muster pain?

Shoulder retraction: By strengthening the traps and periscapular muscles, it helps to hold your shoulders back. This better upper back posture can help pain in this area. Work on shoulder shrugs and scapular squeezes daily to improve posture and thus pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal that the left trapezius is bigger than my right?

Is it normal that the left trapezius is bigger than my right?

Yes: We all have a little asymmetry. Have someone look at your back as you lift your arms above your head. If your shoulder blades are also one higher than the opposite side, you should get in to see physical therapy. ...Read more

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Should i go get a massage for the knots and pain in the trapezius?

Should i go get a massage for the knots and pain in the trapezius?

Yes: "knots" are probably tight muscles. If so, a massage should help. Trapezius muscles are common locations for muscle spasms. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing trapezius pain for years. Is there a solution for me?

I've been experiencing trapezius pain for years. Is there a solution for me?

Trapezius pain: Pain the trapezius is often from the cervical spine. Maybe due to nerve compression directly (herniated disc or other nerve tunnel narrowing) or it can be from referred pain from a bad facet joint in the neck. Find a good spine doc and x-rays and maybe an MRI may tell you the answer together with a good physical exam.... Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the correct procedures and frequency usage of massage fo trapezius pain?

What is the correct procedures and frequency usage of massage fo trapezius pain?

Gua Sha: Many of my patients receive gua sha (korean scrapping) for ashi (trigger points) in the trapezius. I perform this as often as weekly. ...Read more

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Right trapezius looks slightly bigger than left. Got checked for scioliosis when I was 12 & was cleared , could this be seriouse?

Right trapezius looks slightly bigger than left. Got checked for scioliosis when I was 12 & was cleared , could this be seriouse?

Trapezius is not -: -symmetrical in every one. Scoliosis in a male is not common, but a consult with a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon evaluation can B helpful in ruling out any serious problem. ...Read more

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What to do about horrible shoulder and trapezius pain?

What to do about horrible shoulder and trapezius pain?

See an Orthopod for: Evaluation and investigations, so proper treatment could be initiated for you. In the meantime, start with nsaids, resting the shoulder, ice +/- heat would helpful. A ms relaxer would also be beneficial. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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How come my trapezius has been hurting since I had a baby?

How come my trapezius has been hurting since I had a baby?

Trapezius pain: May be muscle spasm from carrying the baby on one side more than the other. Try alternating arms (if baby will co-operate). Use moist heat to neck & shoulders. Have spouse massage neck & shoulders. Do range-of-motion stretching exercises for neck & shoulders. If no improvement, see doc. ...Read more

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My trapezius is very muscular and manly. Is this natural or is there something wrong?

My trapezius is very muscular and manly. Is this natural or is there something wrong?

DNA: Probable it is the way you are made. If symmetric and stable you are prob fine. Otherwise her it checked by an md. ...Read more

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One day it's my right side of trapezius &post. Neck area that hurts next day it's left(no pain in right).It's been this way for 2 months.What is it?

Superior trapezius : Neck pain that alters from one side to the other in a twenties male suggests spasms of the superior trapezium muscles. Etiology might be sought in ergonomics of the workplace. Chronic tilted postures of the neck can arouse these kinds of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you feel lymph nodes in trapezius?

Can you feel lymph nodes in trapezius?

Lymph nodes: May be palpable, especially with increase inflammation or infection. There are a chain in this region that may be palpable. ...Read more

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What to do if someone hurt their trapezius back muscles?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the trapezius pain. If the pain is being caused by poor posture, the therapist will work on that. If it is a muscle strain, often, heat, stretching, some times electrical stimuiation and strengthening will help. If the pain is from a deeper tissue in the neck with referred pain (quite common), they will work to mobilize the neck with stretching, gentle manipulation etc. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce the size of trapezius muscles?

No way to do it: Why would you want to do it in the first place? If the enlargement is recent then you need to see a doctor to rule out diseases that can cause this issue such as amyloidosis. ...Read more

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Could you give me some exercises for my back, and trapezius muscles?

Could you give me some exercises for my back, and trapezius muscles?

Exercises for back: Both the neck and the back needs gently daily stretching, sometimes some anti inflammatories and healthy core muscle without being overweight to protect it. Maybe an occasional massage helps to loosen things up, and work on a trengthening program to allow your core muscles to take the beating, and that way your spine doesn't have to. Sedentary work/life is not good either.... Motion=lotion! ...Read more

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I have been having trapezius pain, and headaches everyday, what could be causing it?

I have been having trapezius pain, and headaches everyday, what could be causing it?

The traps attached @: -the base of your scull, and can cause irritation of the occipital nerves. Typically these are one sided, or the other or both sides @ once. Typically start @ the base of the scull & come up the back of your head over the top & can then settle behind your eyes. Find the cause of the tight traps & be treated & head aches will also go away. Start with your PCP. ...Read more