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How can I stretch out tight neck muscles?

Heat and Posture. Muscles in the neck most commonly tighten from either poor posture (making them work harder to support your head), or from an injury to the neck (in which your muscles tighten up to provide support to the spine). Improving your posture and ergonomics is the best way to prevent tight muscles, and warm compresses are a good modality to help muscles relax. Then do gentle range of motion exercises. Read more...

How to stretch tight neck muscles at home?

Torticollis. If you have torticollis, the best treatment is muscle relaxants and antiinflammatory drugs. But at home, you may starte with non steroidal antiinflammatory drug and keeping your neck warm and adding gentle massages, see if it works ( it may take a long time without muscle relaxant to have effects). Read more...

Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?

Massage. Try seeing a massage therapist. They would be able to help decrease the tightness and pain through manual therapy and possibly evaluate the cause of your discomfort. Best of luck! Read more...

Does TMJ lead to tight neck muscles r the other way round?

Yes and No. Your TMJ and surrounding muscles act in concert. If there is an imbalance in one the other may try to compensate. The first line of treatment is palliative: warm compresses to relax the muscles, over the counter pain relievers and/or soft easily chewed diet. If this is a persistent problem see your dentist. Read more...
Either. Temporomandibular joint disorders is a complex of issues involving the joint itself and the associated muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. Muscle spasm and pain is a prominent part of the array of signs and symptoms. Symptomatic care (treatment of muscle spasm) is a major component of the diagnostic and treatment protocol. Read more...
All Interrelated. Actually it could be either way. There is an interrelationship between one's occlusion, eating\biting habits, stress, activities, posture, spine alignment, etc. When one thing is out of whack, it can affect other parts of our body. Read more...
Either. Can work either way. Especially if you've had trauma like a whiplash injury. See a TMJ expert for guidance. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. Read more...
Yes, Myofacial Pain. Physical therapy to retrain positioning of the spine, head, jaw and tongue can be very helpful, as can moist heat treatments with ultrasound and short-wave diathermy. See Orofacial Pain specialist for assessment and treatment options. Read more...

I have a spot on my head that hurts when I leave a certain way and my neck muscle on the left is tight. Is this tension?

Could be. Band like headaches could describe tension headache and neck pain can result from muscle tension. Examination to rule out any associated neurological or eye abnormality is prudent. Read more...
Could be. Headaches are often caused by muscle tension. Since neck muscles attach to the head, if a neck muscle is tight, it can also pull on the scalp, causing pain in a very specific area. Muscle relaxation exercises should help, if this is the case. Read more...

Tight neck muscles and double vision for up close?

Near diplopia. Your description sounds like asthenopia (eye fatigue) or convergence insufficiency (inadequate convergence of the eyes upon effect of near focusing). I recommend seeing an eye doctor to get it sorted out. Read more...
Convergence... ..Insufficiency can cause double vision up close. Need to know how long its going on and how old you are. Read more...

My head feel heavy and my back neck muscle tight and I have flu last days now it is better?

Myalgia. can be from flu.. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil should take care of the rest- if not improved within 1 week- see your physician. Read more...
After the "flu"... If you were suffering of the flu or a similar type of illness even when it is resolved your muscles may stay sore for a few days and it should resolve soon as long as everything else is doing better. Continue with the recommendations given if you saw a doctor for this and if not drink plenty of fluids and rest while you are still feeling sick. If worse try to see your dr. for evaluation soon. Read more...

Hello docs. I was wondering can tight neck muscles make you feel sleepy?

Not necessarily. However people with anxiety may have both very tight neck/ head/ shoulder musculature as well as fatigue. Stress can also lead to both sets of symptoms. Read more...