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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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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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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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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

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Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

Probable muscles: There are probably muscle spasms. The question is why do the muscles cramp? This can be related to your breathing, head posture, jaw joint or chewing efficiency, airway space, sleep disturbances, etc. I would check with you physician or dentist to see if the answer to why the muscles cramp is discovered. Then you will know what and how to treat. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of neck cramps?

How do you get rid of neck cramps?

A Pain in the Neck: Stretching, stretching and more stretching. Regular stretching is essential to help relax and condition the muscles of the neck since they are under constant tension, especially if you sleep in a bad position. Ensure proper support in the cervical curvature with a properly positioned pillow or support while sleeping. Heat, massage and trigger point injections may also help in severe cases. ...Read more

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I had widespread pain in the back last month. Dr.Told me it's fibromayalgia. Now I just have cramps in neck &shoulders. Could this be fibromayalgia?

I had widespread pain in the back last month. Dr.Told me it's fibromayalgia. Now I just have cramps in neck &shoulders. Could this be fibromayalgia?

Inversion table: Try inversion table to stretch and relax spine. Take orally intenzyme or wobenzyme if no relief in 2 weeks see a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to get relief of my muscles pain &cramps in neck &shoulders. Please help I am so desperate. I can't bear pain day& night. Give me help.?

What should I do to get relief of my muscles pain &cramps in neck &shoulders. Please help I am so desperate. I can't bear pain day& night. Give me help.?

Hmmm...: First order of business is to go see your primary care doctor and get checked up; your symptoms can be from a myriad of different causes and should be further evaluated. Massage therapy; a hot shower, or an anti-inflammatory may be appropriate depending upon the etiology of your symptoms...Which is why pinpointing the cause is so important. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Fainting=see doctor: Anytime someone faint when working out it can be a sign of something seriously wrong. You need to see your physician to have this evaluated. After falling it is not uncommon to get neck and head pain. The dizziness that you have also be related to the fall. All of the symptoms make this something you should see your doctor about soon. ...Read more

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There is a crick in my neck that is painful. If I move it off my shoulder it cramps and I squeal with pain. What can I do?

There is a crick in my neck that is painful. If I move it off my shoulder it cramps and I squeal with pain. What can I do?

Yes: Homeopathic arnica, bryonia, and rhus tox will help. Ibuprofen may also be helpful. Massage would be useful as well. It is a muscle spasm and you are aware how painful it can be... Hope this info helps. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck and shoulder cramps. Sometimes take magnesium but need something better and stronger. What can take with magnesium. Thanks?

I have chronic neck and shoulder cramps. Sometimes take magnesium but need something better and stronger. What can take with magnesium. Thanks?

Cramps & Magnesium: Hello. How much magnesium are you taking? Have you ever tried taking it daily instead of as needed? Might just need a consistent level of it in your system.
You may benefit from a muscle relaxant BUT in topical form. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be compounded into topical form so that you get the benefit of neck and shoulder cramp relief BUT not be sedated. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps on my shoulder and neck muscle?

Why do I have cramps on my shoulder and neck muscle?

Heavy is the head...: Your head is an immense object. Weights at least 15 to 20 pounds, as it's a large ball of bone filled with water and "other stuff". If your shoulders and neck are holding it in a bad posture, or in the same position for awhile, you'll strain the neck muscles. Typing long periods, driving, etc can do it. Getting a better posture, moving around, and changing activity will help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of a cramp in my neck?

Can you tell me how to get rid of a cramp in my neck?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be from strained muscle, mis-alignment, nerve impingement. For acute neck pain try ice and anti inflammatory. If persisting see your physician. ...Read more