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Could arthritis in my neck be causing all my muscles to get very tight?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Often times muscle spasms accompany cervical spine oa.

In brief: Yes

Often times muscle spasms accompany cervical spine oa.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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