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What Causes Cramps In My Neck
Yes: It can cause the period like back cramps but I am not sure of the neck stiffness. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What would cause cramps in the left side of neck has been happening a lot since my quadruple bypass 9 months ago?
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?
Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?
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
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.
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
Dr. Kim, I am a 51 y/o m average health with mild hypertension and elevated A1C. Recently I have been experiencing severe neck cramps when yawning, primarily left side proximal to jugular vein. My concern is circulatory as cramps can be caused by poor O2.
Issues: Both items indicate that you need to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have fever, back ache, occasional mild cramps (im not on my period), throat pain. I had diarrohea before I caught the fever. What could be the cause?
Viral infection: Your symptoms speak for a viral infection. ...Read more
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
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
Try heat: Then stretching then ice.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Yawn cramp: Can be normal or low blood K. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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