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Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The sternocleidomastoid muscle can oftentimes get swollen from muscle spasms.
However, please have someone evaluate this because recently i diagnosed a patient with a fluid cyst underneath that needed drainage.

In brief: Yes

The sternocleidomastoid muscle can oftentimes get swollen from muscle spasms.
However, please have someone evaluate this because recently i diagnosed a patient with a fluid cyst underneath that needed drainage.
Thank
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes, but

There are some many muscles in the neck what makes you want to focus on that one? Make sure lymph nodes are not an underlying cause.
Spasms of muscles will cause them to ball-up and get very tight and painful. Was there an accident or whiplash? Is your voice ok? Heat stretching and massage are the best for muscle spasms. See your doc and see a massage specialist. I use acupuncture the best of all!

In brief: Yes, but

There are some many muscles in the neck what makes you want to focus on that one? Make sure lymph nodes are not an underlying cause.
Spasms of muscles will cause them to ball-up and get very tight and painful. Was there an accident or whiplash? Is your voice ok? Heat stretching and massage are the best for muscle spasms. See your doc and see a massage specialist. I use acupuncture the best of all!
Thank
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