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Old 03-30-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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question about my neck

Ok, I have this mole I am getting removed on the left side of my neck. Its non-cancerous, last month I got a biopsy and the mole had slight atypia. I am getting it removed on April 15th. However, I keep turning my head sharply to the right to look at it, and Ive been constantly touching it and pulling down the skin on my neck to get a closer look. Lately it seems like my neck as felt a little stiff, but also when I touch the side of my neck, it feels harder than the other side of my neck and it seems like there is almost some kind of a lump in it. WHen I look down, I can't feel it. Should I be worried. Is the constant touching and turning my head a reason for my neck to feel this way? Its not really a lump, it just feels like tissue that is pushing out more than it is on the other side. Could it possibly be a muscle knot??

 
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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Re: question about my neck

It's probably as you state..a bit of a muscle knot (more like a spasm). Especially from straining past the normal range of your neck movement can cause that. As well..you say "sharply"..that in itself can put the muscles in a bit of a spasm.

It could also have happened while sleeping...especially if you were trying to not sleep on that side.

It could possibly be that your neck was always like that and because you have that area a bit inflammed...it's just a bit more exaggerated.

The more you focus on it, the worse it can feel...but if you're really in a lot of pain, maybe some Robaxacet will help (Tylenol with a muscle relaxant).

I see a chiropractor for my neck maladies. If you see one, maybe it's time for you to go for an adjustment. If not, start with the Robaxacet.

You might also want to try some mild relaxation exercises where you don't have to put any strain on the neck, but learn to relax the muscles by proper breathing and posture correction.

It's good you're getting your mole removed. Hopefully once the incision is healed, your neck will be more relaxed.

Best to you,
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