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What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

Muscle and nerve: This could be muscular or nerve pain. Your physician can do an evaluation and help clarify the diagnosis. It may be simple physical therapy that might help you the most ...Read more

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What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck?

What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck?

Muscle spasms: Are the most likely cause. Why this occurs can be related to many causes. ...Read more

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Does ovulation cause neck stiffness and or period like back cramps?

Does ovulation cause neck stiffness and or period like back cramps?

Yes: It can cause the period like back cramps but I am not sure of the neck stiffness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would cause cramps in the left side of neck has been happening a lot since my quadruple bypass 9 months ago?

What would cause cramps in the left side of neck has been happening a lot since my quadruple bypass 9 months ago?

Be sure to inform: Your Cardiologist.Neck pain can be a form of angina and a cardiac cause of neck pain must be ruled out. Once this is done, a musculoskeletal cause can be addressed. ...Read more

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When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

Needs physical exam: Could be muscular or a nerve in your neck. You require a physical examination. Though most of these types of issues are minor (but annoying!), be sure you do not have a pinche nerve. Best of luck and feel better pk md. ...Read more

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Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

TMJ: It is likely tmj. Try Ibuprofen or see an oral facial maxial surgeon. But please see a doctor if this is really affecting you. ...Read more

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Can a strain in your neck cause your muscle to twitch, cramp and some trouble swallowing? It felt like a level three strain cause the pain very sharp.

Can a strain in your neck cause your muscle to twitch, cramp and some trouble swallowing? It felt like a level three strain cause the pain very sharp.

Muscle strain: Yes muscle stain can cause twitching. Try lying flat in bed without a pillow when sleeping. Use an electric pad set on low so you don't get burned, or you can try an icepack, whichever is more comfortable for you. ...Read more

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Extreme pain (cramps, shooting, pin and needles) in, under and above left breast. Also in left shoulder and left side of neck. Is this cause of concern?

Extreme pain (cramps, shooting, pin and needles) in, under and above left breast. Also in left shoulder and left side of neck. Is this cause of concern?

YES: Never ignore ongoing left sided pain that travels down the left jaw, shoulder chest and breast. I suggest immediate examination and EKG. ...Read more

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I'm 32 year old man dealing with chronic reflux and dysphasia now I'm having neck cramps and muscle aches in the back of my neck could this be the cause of it. If so any solutions MRI, GI series and endoscopy check out besides the two problems?

I'm 32 year old man dealing with chronic reflux and dysphasia now I'm having neck cramps and muscle aches in the back of my neck could this be the cause of it. If so any solutions MRI, GI series and endoscopy check out besides the two problems?

All of above: Reflux can be associated with many symptoms. Chest pain, cough and the like. Maybe also depending on many factors. Best is talk to your doctor. You may need the endoscopy to visualize the esophagus and the MRI to evaluate the state of the intervertebral discs to make sure none are out of place. ...Read more

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Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) might be more likely to be symptomatic. In addition arthritic changes may result in nerve root or distal entrapment. Consultation with a neurologist might be warranted in your situation. ...Read more

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Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?

Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?

No,: neuropathic pain has a different character. Nerve impingement is more probable and can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. Someone who is using fluoroscope. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Possible, but unlike: Overactive thyroid can cause many, many different symptoms. It can increase your intestinal transit time leading to diarrhea, but continuous cramps is unlikely. Get your thyroid level normalized and you'll know if the thyroid was responsible. Meanwhile, keep looking for other possible causes. ...Read more

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What specific virus causes mild fever, cramps w/Diarr, runny nose, mild sore throat, nausea? Trying to determine length of this.

What specific virus causes mild fever, cramps w/Diarr, runny nose, mild sore throat, nausea? Trying to determine length of this.

I could list dozens: ...since your symptoms are nonspecific. Perhaps as good a judge as any as to the expected duration of your illness is to identify from whom you contracted it and determine how long it took them to recover. Tis the season for what you've described... ...Read more

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What can be done to help neck cramps?

What can be done to help neck cramps?

Heat, stretches.: Heat (can microwave some rice in a sock for a cheap heat pack), and gentle stretching. Massage also helps. Also, make sure you stay hydrated and watch your posture. Having a poor posture especially while sitting or working on a computer can predispose you to neck pain. ...Read more

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How can you cure a neck cramp?

How can you cure a neck cramp?

Neck cramp: Try positioning of most comfort along with alternating ice and heat. Prescription muscle relaxants may help as well. ...Read more

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How to relieve a cramp in neck?

Muscle relaxants: If the cramp is caused by muscle cramp in the neck muscles, you need to do gentle massage, hot shower, and a muscle relaxant. ...Read more