Lumps In The Neck Due To Tension?
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A lump the size of a marble in your left neck might be muscle knots, maybe not. Muscle knots themselves occur when muscles tighten and contract continuously, even when rested. This condition can cause aching sensations, cramps, stiffness, until the pain is quite disturbing. Frequently, muscle knots occur related to sedentary lifestyle, excessive use or injury to the muscles concerned, posture that is not ergonomic when active, dehydrated, unhealthy eating patterns, to stress and excessive anxiety. Not only in the neck, vulnerable muscle knots also occur around the shoulders, shoulders, to the buttocks.
It could also be, a lump in your left neck appear due to other reasons, for example lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes), torticollis (dystonia of the neck muscles), skin infections (for example acne, folliculitis, warts, abscesses), benign or malignant tumors (eg cysts) lipomas, sarcomas), skin tags, insect bites, hyperkeratosis, thyroid gland enlargement, and so on.
You can have your complaint checked by a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine. To be clear about the cause of the lump, further tests such as x-rays, ultrasound, biopsy, and so on can also do a doctor. If it is true that muscle knots are the cause of your complaint, your doctor may also refer you to a neurologist. In the meantime, the first steps you can take to improve your complaint are:
Do not hold, massage, or give any treatment to the lumps that appear
When you feel tension, cramps, or pain, compress the area around the lump with warm water
Rest your neck and surrounding area from excessive activities, including sitting upright for too long, staring at excessive gadgets, driving long distances, lifting heavy loads with the shoulders, and so on
Eat more food that is rich in B vitamins
Do more stretching exercises, for example swimming, yoga
Don't get used to "breaking" or "ringing" the neck
Hope this helps ...