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What causes limp neck?

What causes limp neck?

Up to 3 mo/age-norma: Babies are born with no strength in the neck to hold their head. Around 3 month of age they're passing their first milestone in their development, when they started to hold their head, laying on the tummy. There are always +/- couple of weeks, when does it happened.
If the problem persiit's beyond this period, there are several pathological conditions which might be causing it, including inherited. ...Read more

Dr. Sujith Sundararaj
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Limp Neck (Definition)

Is caused by lack of muscle strength and tone in neck muscles. It may occur with Hypotonia ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Limp neck?

What is the definition or description of: Limp neck?

Limp neck: Is caused by lack of muscle strength and tone in neck muscles. It may occur with Hypotonia aka floppy baby syndrome. ...Read more

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Do people with a limp neck act like their neck is broken?

Do people with a limp neck act like their neck is broken?

As a rag doll: Those babies who has hypotonia (muscle weakness) don't have a strength in the neck muscles to hold their head up and act as a rag doll.

Please, see the image. ...Read more

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I noticed a small lump in the back of my throat right behind my tonsil that causes pain when I swallow. The limp is a light orange red color. Cancer?

I noticed a small lump in the back of my throat right behind my tonsil that causes pain when I swallow. The limp is a light orange red color. Cancer?

Very unlikely: Go see your doctor for an exam. Tonsil cancers are generally painless, often difficult to see by eye, and begin appearing usually in the 30s in non-smokers. ...Read more

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What causes neck shakiness?

What causes neck shakiness?

See below: It depends.
Can you control it?
Is it provoked?
Is it constant or intermittens
do you have a family history of tremors?
Are you on the medications?
All this information will help your physician to decide on the diagnostic tests and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What can cause neck injuries?

What can cause neck injuries?

Trauma, posture &...: Weakness. Whiplash or sudden traumatic forces are common causes but so are improper posture while sitting, bad ergonomics, and lack of exercise, movement. These cause weakness of the cervical muscles resulting in micro-instability and premature wear and tear of cervical spine, as well as strain on the neck. ...Read more

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What causes neck to be swollen?

What causes neck to be swollen?

Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What causes night neck sweats?

What causes night neck sweats?

Time to see your doc: Most of the time, nights sweats can come and go and aren't a sign of serious health problems. However, if you recurrently experience night sweats, you should contact your doctor for a full history, exam and possible tests. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a stiff neck?

What is the cause of a stiff neck?

Stiff enck causes: There are several muscles in the neck area and the ligaments over the cervical spine and the neck stiffness can be from any of these. The cervcial spine has discs and probelms wiht the disc themselves can cause the muscles around the neck to go into spasm as well. Auto accidents can cause this form the sudden jolt to the soine and the neck and upper back muscles. See you doc if it persists. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bulbous neck?

What is the cause of bulbous neck?

There are several: Without exam, not possible to tell, but most often related to overweight. If not overweight, possibilities are thyroid gland elargement, lymph node enlargement, thyroglossal duct cyst. Thyroid gland enlargement is most likely, probably. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a pain your neck?

What causes rid of a pain your neck?

Cause: Recommend starting with a medical assessment to determine the cause. If surgical intervention is not required, speak with your physician about use of acupuncture to decrease/ get rid of your pain. There is a reason it has been around for thousands of years - it is effective. ...Read more

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What causes pain in neck on left side?

What causes pain in neck on left side?

Many possibilities: Most common reasons of neck pain are compromised posture (work, sleep etc), strained neck, and lack of exercise; these are likely muscular pains. Other factors involve trauma, genetics, underlying medical illness etc. Consult your pcp for starters. Also try doing warm compresses for about 10-12 minutes twice daily. ...Read more

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My neck started popping a lot. Causes?

My neck started popping a lot. Causes?

Neck popping: Tigh muscles in the neck restrict normal motion and can cause pooping of vertebral segments, try alternating ice and heat or massage ...Read more

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What is the cause of synovitis in neck?

What is the cause of synovitis in neck?

Joint inflammation: There are several cervical facets or neck joints. In fact there are 2 at each level with 7 levels giving you a total of 14 joints. Over time these joints can "wear out" leading to degeneration and inflammation of the joint. When a joint becomes inflammed it often swells due to increased synovial fluid. The term for an inflammed joint with excess fluid is synovitis. ...Read more

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What causes a pinched nerve in your neck?

What causes a pinched nerve in your neck?

Bone or cartilage: Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that lines a joint, or from a slipped disc. Symptoms should be checked by your doctor as severe cases can lead to permanent damage to the nerve and muscles supplied by that nerve. ...Read more

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What causes a simple case of "stiff neck"?

What causes a simple case of "stiff neck"?

Usually positional: Tension is put on the neck muscles in an abnormal position....Maybe you slept in an unusualy fashion...Or you twisted to look at something and caused a spasm....Or. . ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause fainting?

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause fainting?

Yes, but it's not: Likely. Before assuming the cause is pinched nerve in the neck, other possible causes must be investigated. You should see a doctor about this. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What causes swelling on the side of the neck?

Too many to list: The most common reason to feel a lump on the side of the neck would be from a swollen lymph gland. It swells as it drains the inflammatory fluids that accumulate in response to infection (s). ...Read more

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Why could cause my baby's neck to feel swollen?

Several things: The location & feel of the swelling can help define the cause. Many lymph nodes are located in the neck and feel like pea to peanut sized nodules unless they are swollen. The young infant may develop a knot in the main neck muscle on either side which restricts neck movement & makes it feel fuller on that side. All newborns have short necks & can just seem swollen (necks grow an inch or > by 6m). ...Read more

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What causes painful cyst at the back of my neck?

Sebaceous Cyst: Most often due to sebaceous cyst (skin oil accumulation) caused by plugging of skin oil gland near hair follicles. Often they can have bacterial infections and inflammation causing pain. Should see md to insure it is not a boil or actual infection rather than cyst. May need antibiotics and drainage or removal. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause pain in the front of my neck?

Could anxiety cause pain in the front of my neck?

Anxiety: Possibly, but you should check with your doctor to rule out any medical causes. If cleared consult a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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My lower back/butt & neck hurts. Possible causes?

My lower back/butt & neck hurts. Possible causes?

More info, please.: Sorry, we need more information. What kind of pain (sharp, dull, crampy, constant)? How long have you had it? What treatment has been tried? Does it hurt with movement or not? Please ask again and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. Spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more

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What can I do about my neck and the aches it causes?

Neck ache: Firstly you ned to see your pcp to evaluate this. Then he may decide on pt or some other akternatives. ...Read more

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Will cracking my neck cause me problems in the future?

No: Only problem is earach from people suggesting that it is a problem. ...Read more

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What causes straightening of the curvature in the neck?

What causes straightening of the curvature in the neck?

Muscle spasm: Commonly, muscle spasms may cause your neck to straighten. If there has been injury or arthritis of the vertebrae of the neck then the bony problem may be contributing to the straightening, . ...Read more

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What could cause swelling in the left side of my neck?

What could cause swelling in the left side of my neck?

See answer: The most common cause of a swelling in the side of the neck is an enlarged lymph node, due to a recent infection in the the throat or else where, In this case it is often tender. Other causes of a neck mass or enlarged lymph nodes are possible.** If the swelling persists or increases you must see a physician for an exam. ...Read more