The Upper Left Neck Feels Heavy And Tense?

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Regards,. I have a neck complaint on the upper left near the back of the head which feels heavy and tense. It happens when I’m doing a lot of work or thinking a lot. Sometimes, under certain conditions I feel the head on the back of me feels a little less sensitive than the right side, to be precise, like a little numbness or tingling sensation. I think that this is due to a lack of blood flow in the back of the head on the left due to a problem at the base of my neck on the left. R n r nIn some circumstances, I also feel between the jaw and behind the inner left ear as if it is pulled, tense, and heavy. It happened along with a complaint at the base of the neck in the upper left. R n r nI admit that 2 years ago I r n had a habit of sleeping on my stomach by placing my head tilted to the left. This complaint was even more pronounced after I underwent a full body massage due to my back pain. Massage treatment is carried out throughout the body including the neck. So, what kind of pain am I experiencing? Does this have something to do with nerve disorders in the neck, migraines, or other possible diseases? R n r n For your information, I am not a smoker, do not drink coffee, do not drink tea, and I try to avoid excessive sugar and salt consumption for health. I also don’t have any hypertension problems. R n r nThank you for the answer. R nGreetings.

1 Answer:

Hello, Thank you for the question.

Apart from neck pain, have you experienced any other symptoms such as headache, shoulder pain, tingling or numbness in the arms, weakness in the arms, etc.? Several kinds of diseases can cause neck pain complaints such as:

muscle injuries tension headaches muscle tension due to posture errors osteoarthritis spinal stenosis fibromyalgia If this complaint really bothers you, do not hesitate to consult your doctor directly because without this examination your doctor will not be able to know for sure the cause of your complaint. Apart from needing to ask further about your complaint, the doctor will need to examine you and perform other examinations such as X-rays, CT scans, MRI, or EMG. Once the cause is found, the doctor will determine the right treatment for you.

Please do the following suggestions:

get enough rest improve your posture especially if you have to sit long to work stretching the neck muscles do warm compresses to the affected area take paracetamol if the pain gets worse manage stress well replace your pillow with a harder pillow Hopefully this information is useful.

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