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Old 07-19-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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tightness in neck

hey everyone. latley ive been feeling alot better.

my question is this. mostly when im working myself up or worrying about something i get tightness feeling on the sides of my neck. it feels like pressure or like the muscles are being pulled down. does anyone else get that? is that anxiety? the only other thing i can think of is maybe swollen lymph nodes but aren't those higher on the neck?

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Old 07-20-2007, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: tightness in neck

I guess thats tension....

I get neck stiffness, but as soon as the dizziness disappears, so does it. For me its related... Its just another in a long list of symptoms.

Old 07-20-2007, 07:18 AM   #3
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Re: tightness in neck

Its sooo common for people to hold tension in their traps, the muscles on the top of your shoulders that connect from your back to your neck. The muscles feel like they're pulling down because they are contracting. You can try some heat or a hot shower to calm it down. Also deep breathing to calm yourself down could help.

Old 07-20-2007, 07:48 AM   #4
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Re: tightness in neck

If you have extra cash I would go for a massage. That would def help. Or like jonimichelle said, warm water or even take a bath. My chiropractor said to use ice, I have been and it does help....but I think switching heat and cold is the key.

Glad you are feeling much better. Time heals!


Old 08-13-2007, 12:25 PM   #5
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Re: tightness in neck

I get the exact same thing. Its almost as if I'm tightening my neck by thrusting my jaw out forward. When I take a relaxer like goes away. Could be stress related.

Old 08-13-2007, 04:48 PM   #6
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Re: tightness in neck

definitely! i went and had a massage for that reason, and it helped. what she did was take a hot damp towel (throw a wet one in the microwave) and lay it across the achy parts. i would get some lavendar oil to calm it as well, that is what my massage therapist suggested and worked great with the hot damp towel! just rub in onto the troubled areas and THEN put on the hot damp towel....awesome! try it at home if ya don't want to spend a bunch of loot good luck!

Old 08-14-2007, 04:18 PM   #7
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Re: tightness in neck

My bet is on tension, all the way

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