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How do you get rid of neck cramps?

How do you get rid of neck cramps?

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

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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.?

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

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Can you tell me how to get rid of a cramp in my neck?

Can you tell me how to get rid of a cramp in my neck?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be from strained muscle, mis-alignment, nerve impingement. For acute neck pain try ice and anti inflammatory. If persisting see your physician. ...Read more

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I get leg and feet cramps at night that makes them acke all day and feel like it will happen at any minute. I've had a sore neck & shoulder blades too?

I get leg and feet cramps at night that makes them acke all day and feel like it will happen at any minute. I've had a sore neck & shoulder blades too?

Be seen : You may need to be seen for an accurate diagnosis which can include multiple possibilities from metabolic and electrolyte abnormalities, to vascular problems, to even spinal cord compression in the neck. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause and then specific treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr said I have cervical spondylosis I have lots of pain on my shoulders arms and I get cramps when I move my hands and neck I get dizziness at times?

Very general: Spondylosis is a very general diagnosis and at your age would not be that significant. If your pain is traveling down one or both arms and there is weakness, the next step is an MRI scan. Most neck pain will resolve in time and with conservative care. If you have had the problem for more than a few months and it is not improving then you need to see a specialist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus. I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect. Painful?

I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus. I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect. Painful?

Confusing: Not sure of your question. From your description, your peripheral neuropathy is likely the culprit for your pain and cramps in your feet, and I cannot exclude superimposed tarsal tunnel syndrome. However, nerve pathology is likely the cause of your symptoms. Other than baclofen, you are not taking the usual nerve pain suppressant meds, and I am unclear re the cause of your nerve problem. ...Read more

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When I yawn, cough, or open my mouth I get a cramp on the right side of my throat. What could this be?

When I yawn, cough, or open my mouth I get a cramp on the right side of my throat. What could this be?

Muscle spasm!: You may well have problems related to grinding your teeth while sleeping and therefore making you more prone to this type of muscle spasm! Should prob talk with your dentist about this! ...Read more

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Have drainage in throat. Get stomach pain/cramps after I eat. Is there a relationship?

Have drainage in throat. Get stomach pain/cramps after I eat. Is there a relationship?

Get a check up: My suggestion is to get a complete evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My stomach cramps faintly, I have headaches, get nauseous, and my breast are tender on each outer sides, and my throat burns. Could i be pregnant?

My stomach cramps faintly, I have headaches, get nauseous, and my breast are tender on each outer sides, and my throat burns. Could i be pregnant?

Headaches: You may be pregnant, but it could also be signs or symptoms of something else including a prolactin problem.
You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done to help neck cramps?

What can be done to help neck cramps?

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

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What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

Muscle and nerve: This could be muscular or nerve pain. Your physician can do an evaluation and help clarify the diagnosis. It may be simple physical therapy that might help you the most ...Read more

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How to relieve a cramp in neck?

How to relieve a cramp in neck?

Muscle relaxants: If the cramp is caused by muscle cramp in the neck muscles, you need to do gentle massage, hot shower, and a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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How can you cure a neck cramp?

How can you cure a neck cramp?

Neck cramp: Try positioning of most comfort along with alternating ice and heat. Prescription muscle relaxants may help as well. ...Read more

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Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 the symptoms make this something you should see your doctor about soon. ...Read more

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What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck?

What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck?

Muscle spasms: Are the most likely cause. Why this occurs can be related to many causes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Homeopathic arnica, bryonia, and rhus tox will help. Ibuprofen may also be helpful. Massage would be useful as well. It is a muscle spasm and you are aware how painful it can be... Hope this info helps. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck and shoulder cramps .sometimes take magnesium but need something better and stronger .what can take with magnesium.thanks?

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

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Why do I have cramps on my shoulder and neck muscle?

Why do I have cramps on my shoulder and neck muscle?

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 a while, 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

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52/f with pain in the neck, whole back shoulder and upper spinal cord. The pain is like cramps and the spinal is like shrinking.

52/f with pain in the neck, whole back shoulder and upper spinal cord. The pain is like cramps and the spinal is like shrinking.

U need to see U : Medical doctor for evaluation and work up. After establishing the diagnoses , we can decide which therapy is best for u. ...Read more

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If I look over my left shoulder the left side of my neck cramps up and I feel pain in my neck and my head shooting up. What can it be?

Muscular...: If you have not suffered any injuries this is most likely related to a muscle spasm. Ice and anti-inflammatory meds(like ibuprofen) should help with symptoms. If you have suffered recent head or neck injury go to the nearest urgent care center for evaluation. ...Read more

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All day I've a terrible neck cramp on the right side of my neck. It's going down this side of my back. Tried massage & hot water bottle. What to do?

All day I've a terrible neck cramp on the right side of my neck. It's going down this side of my back. Tried massage & hot water bottle. What to do?

Rolling pin!: Sometimes people may experience what is called a myofascial trigger point. These trigger points can be associated with pain and associated tightness of the muscle which can then result in stiffness and difficulty with movement. Try this: apply a cold pack for 15 minutes then apply a hot pack for 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, take a baking rolling pain and roll it over the most tender spots for 5". ...Read more

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Does ovulation cause neck stiffness and or period like back cramps?

Does ovulation cause neck stiffness and or period like back cramps?

Yes: It can cause the period like back cramps but I am not sure of the neck stiffness. Hope this helps. ...Read more