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Why Are My Neck Muscles So Tight
My neck back and chest muscles are so tight that i pull those muscles just sitting at my desk somehow. What are some good stretches to prevent this?
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
I have really tight neck, shoulder and upper back muscles. Doctor said that they are causing my tight head and off balance feeling. Can they cause it?
Yes: all of us that work out have a tendency to neglect stretching. Stretches , yoga or meditation should probably take 10 to 15 minutes within the hour at the gym. Our modern life with electronic media puts a lot of strain on the muscles of the neck and upper torso, which can create headaches and muscle imbalance. If you have trouble stretching yourself,consider treating yourself to a massage! ...Read more
My hip flexors have been tight for so long my back is very weak and my shoulders are rolled forward and pecs are very tight barely can stand up?
The muscles in my neck, shoulders and arms are really tense and tight. Been like this for awhile and nothing seems to help much. What can I do?
Muscle pain: For the muscle spasm you can alternate warm and cold compresses. 20 mins each one with the 20 in break in between. You can always try Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). You can try a whirlpool spa or get a massage as well. If this does not work, you can get a muscle relaxant from your family physician . Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more
Why do I sneeze so much and it feels like something is crawling in my nose my neck is so stiff swollen muscles tight shoulder?
Yes: The neck muscles are there to support your head in an upright position. If you have arthritis, or have damaged your neck in another way, the neck muscles are used to minimize the motion of your spine. These muscles can the fatigue (ache) spasm or just stay very tight. Things that can help include ibuprofen, massage, heating pads, acupuncture and chiropractors. If it persists consult neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My muscles get really stiff and tight in my neck and shoulder then I get a bad headache why could this be? They stay stiff and hard
Many causes: Stress, dehydration and not enough exercise or stretching are all causes for muscle spasms. You need to consider lowering the stress in your life. Make sure you take a multivitamin daily and drink plenty of water. Do stretching exercises daily or take a yoga class several times a week. ...Read more
How many times do I need exercises to maintain tight muscles in my legs buttock? I want my muscles tight and stay tight.
Inflammation/anxiety: Stiff fingers/hands can be primarily due to rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are other possible causes which may include injury in the finger joints or peripheral neuropathy. You may also have costochondritis, when your ribs get inflamed at the junction with the breast bone. Anxiety and sometime panic attacks can cause these symptoms. ...Read more
Could be stress: In today's society, many people are finding themselves under more and more stress. The body often reacts to this by clenching or grinding the teeth. Since the muscles of the jaw are like any other muscle, the more they get 'worked', the larger and more powerful they can become. This will lead to more tension, force, and possible pain and joint problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes muscle spasms I've been having muscle spasms constantly but worse at night. It happens in nearly every part of my body like chest, ribs, back, shoulder, legs and neck. My muscles always feel tense and i can't relax them at all. Im very tired a
Physician evaluation: Muscle twitches are often seen in normal individuals after exercise, with physical or emotional stress, as part of a syndrome called benign fasciculation syndrome and may be caused by a wide variety of other problems such as electrolyte abnormalities, thyroid disease, and nerve root compression. Cramps can also be a side effect of cholesterol control medications. You should be evaluated by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get sore and tight muscles everywhere very fast and often now. I have no chance at relaxation? Especially tight neck and shoulders. Dysfunction
Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress vs posture: Muscles can become tight & sore as a byproduct of stress. Poor ergonomics, especially for prolonged period of time, can also lead to muscle aches from poor posture. Studying for finals can lead to both concurrently. So set an alarm to remind you to get up & stretch every 15-30min. ...Read more
I keep getting muscle spasms in my legs and sore muscles wondering y even n my arms and neck. Wondering cause im not exercising?
Quinine sulfate: Involuntary muscle spasms have been a frequent patient complaint almost since the first coming. Sometimes its due to electrolyte imbalances, sometimes its just idiopathic...Meaning cause indeterminate. For decades, physicians prescribed quinamm, or quinine sulfate 325 mg, which worked like a charm. Ask your physician for an rx for qualaiquin 324 mg. This is off label prescribing now, but willwork. ...Read more
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