Sore neck stretches

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I have had a sore neck for almost week (since 9/9) with headaches, I have had headaches before, but the stiff neck is new. no other health problems. is this something serious? or should i wait it out, i do not have any insurance. I am 27, and a full time nursing student, so I am use to long hours at the computer and reading books. I was worried about menigitis but without a fever I feel that I would be wasting money to see a Doctor, but I dont want it to get worse it that is what it is.
I have had a stiff neck before because I work at a computer all day and have two little ones at home but it has never lasted this long. It seems high in my neck and the muscles are sore all the way in the front of my neck and up my head. When I try to turn my head from side to side I get a sharp pain.
I am in constant neck pain no matter how many stretches I do I am always in spasm. I can't turn my neck easily to the lefty. My left is my weak side.
I went back to bed and they still were sore when I woke up. I am not large (34 a/b) and they did feel less sore as the day went on but were sore again when I woke up the next day. They don't hurt as much now but kinda feel tender right along the underwire bra. It's not just one boob but both? Any ideas? Any suggestions?
Hi, I believe the bulging disc is in the C5,6 region and causing continuous pain down my left arm and shoulder. My lower neck is also continually sore. I believe the terminology has been 'degenerative disc disease'. A series of 3 shots have been recommended directly into the affected area and if that does not help then surgery has been suggested. I have been going to physical therapy and using a device that stretches the neck. It helps temporarily but the pain always comes back.
I'm 29w+3d & a ftm. I've been sleeping on my sides, occasionally on my back, but my hips get sore sleeping on my sides causing me to toss & turn from side to side all night. I have a body pillow & a tempur pedic mattress, & this only happens at night. I don't have soreness during the day, even though I teach & am on my feet all day. Any suggestions?
I've had sore shoulder muscles for the past couple of weeks, and I have a job where I do a lot of computer work, so I am sitting quite a bit.
At first I could have swore it was a cyst or something, but had an mri and it was normal. So it was deduced to be bad muscle tension. Have been doing neck stretches, physiotherapy, massage therapy, but cannot seem to get it to where it should be. Anyone else have this kind of thing? I think some of it may be caused by my fundoplication surgery which may be affecting my breathing (causing shallower breaths), but also some of it is due to stress.
Just over a year ago, my neck starting hurting quite badly on the left side. I figured I had pulled something and went to a Physiotherapist to correct the problem. The people at this practice decided that the problem was actually not in the neck per say, but in the scapula muscle on the left side of my back. They took X-rays and confirmed that there was nothing wrong with my spine, so that it had to be muscular. So they massaged, clicked and accupunctured me with only small bouts of relief.
-I have tried heat, Ice, massage, creams, acupuncture, a cervical neck collar, gentle neck stretches. -The pain is worse when I am laying on my pillow, when I wake up in the morning, and when I sit. The pain gets so bad I end up sleeping around 6-7pm, and waking up around 4-6am. I have lost my appetite, I do not want to move when I am in severe pain.
I had a full thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago and I have a "hard" spot in the middle of my neck right above the incison which feels sore to the touch. I am having trouble swallowing and feel a tightness across the front on my throat I have to look down to swallow food and drink. It is getting a little better since I have been doing neck stretches but the hard spor is still there. The surgeon told me to massage the area with cocoa butter (I have very bad keloids as well).
during the physio therapy the therapist popped/minipulated my back, i was soo sore and couldnt walk properly, i didnt go back to the physio sessions as i became very ill after a few days i'l explain later, i also noticed my entire back pops and cracks on movements.
I end up having so much neck pain when the migraine is beginning to go away (muscular as well) that when I am rubbing the back of my neck and turning my head side to side I hear this crunching and grinding in my spine at the base of my skull where my brain stem leads into it. The day after a migraine, my neck is so sore and stiff it has a slightly numbing feel to it. (Every time I mention my neck pain, I am specifically talking about the spine part of my neck at the base of my skull.
I think the tight chest/ restrained breathing could be from my bad back? And also i have a tight neck... i think its because of my tight back. My neck and bck could be from my computer posture. I spend alot of time on it and i have a laptop.. so my back is always bent... My breathing only sometimes restrained and happens after physical activitie. My numbness is in left foot, sometime right, and lower gluc's (sp). i know.. alot of problems.. and ive seen doctors.
I to have same problem with my neck I had philosophy after two sessions it was a lot better neck stretches help I was doing ok till two days ago spent 20mins on my rowing machine and the pain is back I allso do a lot of knitting, I realised I need do do neck stretches first .
And about 2 weeks ago, May 21st to be exact, I was at work and developed a sore neck. It was REALLY bad the next day, but I had full range of motion, it just was really sore. It got better about 6 days into it, but would still come in spurts. Now, my lower back has been getting kind of stiff throughout the day, and the past 3 days I've been experiencing a tingling in my lower left stomach near my hip. Strange. But it only lasts for a few seconds.
have periods of severe tics(as diagnosed by doctor but no reason given) of right side of neck,i seem to throw head back and up continueously ,it stretches the muscsle in my neck and tends to mess with my throat and confuses my swallowing.
This time it happened much quicker, starting on the right lower eye, then moved to the left. The right under eye is very red, sore and dry. It feels so rough to touch. I have not worn make up today and have only applied vaseline and aqeous cream. I haven't changed any toileteries or make up in the last 2 months. I am not sure what it could be? I don't think it is eczema, but believe it could be an allergic reaction to something. I can't seem to work out what it could be?
It sounds to me like your headaches and shoulder pain are coming from your neck--specifically the neck muscles and more specifically the scalenes, and SCM muscles, probably with some help from the upper traps. you get his prblem from forward head posture--quite common in today's day and age of computers. You should get a book by Clair Davies called the Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. Read the head & neck and shoulder sections and then go to work.
My dr has perscribed muscle relaxers, I'm seeing a chiropractor, a massage therapist and doing stretches for the front neck muscles. I get temporary relief from all of it, but nothing that lasts. My dr has also said anxiety (I think we all have anxiety because of how we feel!) and muscle tension - which I don't doubt, but something has to be causing it.
A few days ago I noticed a sore, reddish swollen lump on my left inner thigh, right along my bikini line. It has since gotten larger (about the size of a nickel, and more elongated now). It only feels sore if I press on it or rub against it. It seems like a soft lump that moves around with the skin. Last night I applied a warm washcloth to it for about 30 minutes, which made it feel better. Could this be a swollen lymph node, or maybe an ingrown hair?
Had a pain clinic doc tell me burning and sore running down my arm caused by the nerves at c5/6 were blocked and causing the neck shoulder pain have had a epidural steriod injection big improvement,another this Friday 5th and I hear it will make a much bigger difference. I take neurontin 900mg three times a day muscle relaxants and pain meds but im way way better since the diagnoses and first shot. I use a water pillow love it!! Dont give up! I also stopped the phys ther it was aweful.
Hello and Welcome I'm not sure what you are referring about below... I have had neck spasms pre and post op...Mine started about 2 years ago. I still have really bad ones now which cause a lot of discomfort and pain. Anytime I yawn the back of my neck goes crazy!! I do think that is more from the surgery. Best thing I have found to help is to go to PT and get hooked up to a TENS machine...also the stretches help too!
Now it is about the size of a fist, hard feeling, and hurts when I rub it, or press on it. It stretches the whole side of my neck when I turn my head, or lift it. I can feel a swelling all down the side of my neck, but majority of the swelling is up by the ear. I have no other symptoms besides worry. Since the last swelling it has not grown any more nor has it strunk. It has been like that for 6 days now. The pain is releived with heating pad and ice pack.
My doctor said that it's due to posture, weak muscles in my neck and back, and possible arthritis in my neck, and gave me a pamphlet of stretches and exercises to help it, but it seems that my neck is slightly stiffer and more sore (possibly from overstretching?) and has remained that way for two weeks now.
I've looked up several stretches for the neck and back on They are demonstrated by a PT, so I've started them this morning. I've had enough PT sessions to know how to perform the exercises, but I couldn't remember them, so this was a welcome refresher course. I hurt SOOO bad during and after the stretching this morning, and am still pretty sore throughout the neck and upper back, but I'm still holding out hope that if I keep up with them I will feel better.
I asked her about the horrible muscle spasms in the back of my neck and she said that was from holding your whole neck stiff and still. Neck doesnt like that and by slowly moving more and more....the back muscles wont have to do all the work. Its not the same as looking left and right while doing things...since we now tend to turn our shoulders with the head so we dont strain. That will cramp the back muscles and shoulders. So......if you have been doing that like I have......
It can be gone for years at a time and not flare up, where it is extremely sore to touch and move my neck. If I look down it stretches the muscles and is quite painful. The lump can be there for days/weeks, Or it disapears within the day! However it is unoticeable when it isn't there and have no neck issues otherwise! I can not work out why it flares up randomly. Is this really just a cyst in my neck or should I get it checked out? Thanks!
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