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What Causes Muscles To Ripple In Back Of My Head
Tension: Oftentimes, we keep our stress in the back on our neck or shoulders and it creates unnecessary tension. This prolonged tension will then cause the muscles to tighten and create the ripple. I recommend routine massages or self massage with a backknobber to help alleviate the muscle tightness. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Can TMJ cause pain and muscle tension around the temples, occiput and eyes? Been having pain there for 3 weeks now and, jaw started clicking last week
Yes: Tmj/tmd has many symptoms, but your issues should be evaluated because it could just be tmd/tmj, or possibly from another trigger or both. ...Read more
Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective
Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more
Could damaged neck/shoulder muscles cause a pain in the back of my head (one side) when I cough or sneeze? Really worried? Thank you
Yes, but it: Would depend on extent and exact location of damage. Consult with your doctor if pain persists. ...Read more
Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms. ...Read more
Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems. ...Read more
What would cause inflamed muscles on the right side of neck n back of head on right side? How long should it take to go back to normal?
Can muscle spasms or tight muscles in the neck muscles cause random stabbing/shooting pains in back of one side of head?mainly when bending over?
Tight neck muscles: Yes, try some stretching exercises to relax the muscles in your neck. ...Read more
What could cause upper neck/back of head pain, facial pains that come and go, muscle spasms, eye strain, could my meds been doing it?
Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
I have a muscle in the back of my head that hurts when I cough or move my head and comb my hair. Could this be the trigminial nerve?
Either side of the back of my head hurts and also if I tilt my head to the side.... Have I just pulled a muscle? What will help it please??
I have had a headache in the lower left back of my head. Its making muscles in my neck tingly and my head twitch. What do I do?
Take over the counter tylenol, (acetaminophen) apply warm compress.
It's usually from muscle strain.
If the pain originates from the back of your neck and move upwards, it could be from a pinched nerve from arthritis in your neck spine.
Check your blood pressure- should be lower than 130/80.
Any trauma, fever, vomiting?
Go see your dr if you don't feel better. ...Read more
Ping/ muscle spasm in one part back of my head for 4 months. Worried about tumor; not a headache though; no other signs. What could it be?
Use NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory could help as first step, if pain and spasm persists then see your doctor. ...Read more
Probably not: Back of the head pain with neck pain associated with no other symptoms is usually due to a neck vertebra that's 'out of whack'. Could also be due to an inflamed nerve or swollen lymph node. A good history & physical exam, incl. osteopathic hands-on exam should find the cause. Manipulation may resolve it. If other test/treatment is necessary, your dr. should be able to determine that. ...Read more
When I move my head I get a pain in the back of my head it feels like a pulled muscle. Cramp. Pulled muscle?
Back of my head hurts wen I cough like it's going to explode. Gp gave me muscle relaxants and it works. Y does it hurt? It's my first tym to exprience it
Muscle Tension: What you are describing is muscle tension or a pulled muscle which got stretched when you started coughing or have a pinched nerve that is arising from the first two cervical nerve roots that are causing the problem. You may have slept wrong and have a mild stiff neck. If persists, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I am having a lot of pressure in the back of my head, nausea, jumpy nerves or muscle in body, fatigue, and feeling disoriented. What could this be?
Not sure: It would be best to see your doctor with the symptoms you have. ...Read more
2 days ago fell on the back of my head (on AstroTurf). Didn't black out. Only symptoms now are fatigue, stiff neck muscles & blood in mucus when I blow my nose. Could the blood be a skull fracture? Should I go to ER?
Neck pain n muscles in neck spasaming s well as shoulders n arms n pain when moving my head n electric like shocks in back of neck?
Radiculopathy: It sounds like you are having a disc push on the nerves in your neck. You will want to have your physician evaluate your neck, and use ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medication. If you are having weakness, or loss of function in your hands or arms seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
I have weakness to my 6th nerve muscle and the past week I've had burning sensation on top and back of head. Can this be related?
May or may not: Main issue is the cause of your Abducens palsy, and if you have inflammatory disorder of meninges due to any cause, the burning could be associated due to involvement of trigeminal or greater occipital nerves. If your N VI issue is congenital or post-traumatic, then there is NO relationship. ...Read more
Therapist released muscles behind neck/upper back even when I told her not to and now I am having trouble lifting my head off the floor & numbness
Check with doctor: Whenever there are neurological issues, such as numbness, it is a good idea to check in with a doctor or an emergency room for evaluation to attempt to prevent progression of deficits. The sooner the better. ...Read more
The muscle/joint right before the back of my neck hurts like crazy when I try to turn my head utmost left/up for > a week. Is there a way I can fix?
Pain in left shoulder (especially painful when I reach behind to fasten bra). Knotted muscle in muscle above shoulder blade and pain in left side if neck when turning head?
Rotator cuff: It could be your rotator cuff, which consists of a group of muscles involved in internal and external rotation of the shoulder. Some of these symptoms can radiate to the neck. However, you need to be examined by a physiatrist to determine if it's actually coming from the neck or shoulder, or if it's trigger points, all of which are treated differently. ...Read more
YES: YES- caused by multiple medical factors. Get examined and tested ...Read more
Pain in the back of the head when doing compound movements in the gym? Is it exertion headache or a strained muscle?
Does muscle tension in the head cause my eyes to be heavy and I feel my vision is less than before my head feels so tight at the back and sides!
Bulge, back left side neck in splenius cap muscle area. Only felt when head tilted. Causes dull ache. Not noticable on right side. Doctors don't know.
trigger point: This could be a muscle knot referred to as a trigger point. Seek a doc with knowledge of this, often osteopathic docs are better educated or someone with fellowship training from the am acad of anti-aging medicine. Often these can be relieved with one to a few injections. Add mg glycinate several caps two or more times per day as mg relaxes muscles. Massage by skilled hands can also be helpful. ...Read more
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