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What is wrong with my neck? I woke up and one side is tighter than the other.

What is wrong with my neck?  I woke up and one side is tighter than the other.

Pain in the neck: Likely that you slept with your neck crooked/tilted in one direction too long and thus having some muscle spasm, hence tighter on one side vs the other. Warm compresses, gentle stretching, and use of muscle rubs/bengay, motrin/aleve etc..May help. If not better in couple of days, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up with neck pain that radiated to my middle back now its moved to my right hand and back feels tight can't sleep on my right side coz of pain.

I woke up with neck pain that radiated to my middle back now its moved to my right hand and back feels tight can't sleep on my right side coz of pain.

Most likely muscular: Waking up with neck pain is usually secondary to sleeping on a bad position and resultant muscle pain/spasms. However, anytime you get symptoms on the arm, in your case the hand, is important to rule out any problem coming from the cervical spine. Muscle, ligament and tendons can cause referred pain as well. You should visit your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up days ago and my neck felt tight, as the day went on i got a headache. Should i be worried?

I woke up days ago and my neck felt tight, as the day went on i got a headache. Should i be worried?

No necessarily: Muscle pain can cause headaches, particularly high cervical strain/spasm and pain. If you start having any difficulty with vision, balance, strength, numbness, etc, then it might be something more serious. If your symptoms are not improving you should visit your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Right side of my body is inflammed. I have tight shoulder, tight lower back, stiff neck just on the right side, tight thighs, etc. What's wrong?

Right side of my body is inflammed. I have tight shoulder, tight lower back, stiff neck just on the right side, tight thighs, etc. What's wrong?

Hard to say: It really hard to say based upon info. For example, what does it mean to say right side of body is inflamed? There are simple things, such as a viral respiratory infection that can be associated with aches in the muscles and joints. There are more serious conditions, such as meningitis, that can cause similar complaints and is life threatening. You should probably be checked. Thank you. ...Read more

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Neck feels tight on one side like I need to pop it..was prescribed naproxin and generic norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)...would a muscle relaxer and work better?

Neck feels tight on one side like I need to pop it..was prescribed naproxin and generic norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)...would a muscle relaxer and work better?

Probably not: Muscle relaxers are kind of hit or miss in how they work. You can certainly try it but I would be more inclined to see a chiropractor instead. ...Read more

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I am having bad pain and tightness on the right side of my neck.

I am having bad pain and tightness on the right side of my neck.

You need to be seen: If this is so tight that it causes pain and makes your head go into the wrong position, something is seriously wrong. At your age it could well be a reaction to medicine called dystonic reaction, or something called torticollis but either way you need some relief which can be obtained only after a diagnosis is made. Then it can often be relieved quickly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since yesterday affernoonn, whenever I eat something, the right side of the front of my neck beneath the chin gets tight and swells up..?

Since yesterday affernoonn, whenever I eat something, the right side of the front of my neck beneath the chin gets tight and swells up..?

Salivary gland stone: A stone blocking the salivary gland duct, most commonly the submandibular duct, is called sialolithiasis. Warm compresses, drinking plenty of fluids, and sucking on sour candy can help dislodge the stone. If it continues, antibiotics and surgery may need to be necessary. ...Read more

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Hi, i have a tight neck, jaw and ear on my left side?

Hi, i have a tight neck, jaw and ear on my left side?

Fall?: If you had any trauma to your neck by fall or striking, you might have some muscle spasm. If this is just tightness out of the "blue", you need to see a physician for a good check- up, regardless of the reason for the pain. You might try a heating pad for ten minutes every half hour if you wish and some motrin if you are not allergic to it, and take with a meal or snack. ...Read more