Create issue ticket

250 Possible Causes for Neck Muscle Atrophy

  • Bruxism

    The muscles wither ( atrophy ), however, so after a few rounds of treatment, it is usually possible either to decrease the dose or increase the interval between treatments[] Neck pain and stiffness triggered by clenching The effects last for about three months.[] The symptoms that can be helped by this procedure include: Grinding and clenching Morning jaw soreness TMJ pain Muscle tension throughout the day Migraines triggered by clenching[]

  • Whiplash Injury

    OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence related to the morphological changes (atrophy and fatty degeneration) of neck muscles in whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) and to highlight[] These results suggest that whiplash injury is not associated with symptomatic atrophy of the posterior cervical muscles over the long term. Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd.[] It is a catch-22 because the pain has caused your body not to use the neck muscles properly. Because the body is “use it or lose it”, weakness or disuse atrophy occurs.[]

  • Fibromyalgia

    Further atrophy (wasting) of these muscles due most probably to reduced blood flow just compounds the painful problem.[] These spasms I believe cause the neck, back and shoulder pain associated with FMS.[] I assert that if your “head is not on straight”, your cervical and shoulder muscles fight to maintain your head erect.[]

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Each finger is tested for sensation, and the muscles at the base of the hand are examined for signs of atrophy and overall strength.[] A physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders, and neck can help determine more painful conditions.[]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    A syndrome characterized by pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the proximal muscle groups including the shoulder, pelvic girdle and the neck.[] […] groups including the shoulder, pelvic girdle and the neck.[] There is no muscle atrophy and muscle biopsies do not reveal pathologic changes. Additional signs and symptoms include low grade fever, fatigue and depression.[]

  • Narrow Cervical Spinal Canal

    Common symptoms include: Pain in the neck or back Pain that radiates down into the legs Tingling, numbness, or weakness in the arms, legs, or buttocks Muscle atrophy or motor[] This happens most often when the spinal cord is compressed in the upper part of the neck.[] These muscles weaken and begin to show signs of wasting ( atrophy ) from not getting nerve input.[]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    Rehabilitation • Muscular Dystrophy • Neck Pain • Nerve Regeneration • Neuropathy • Optic Nerve Atrophy • Osteochondrosis • Osteoporosis • Pain • Pancreatitis • Parkinson[] Lengthening • Liver/ Hepatitis • Lupus Erythematosus • Lymphadenitis • Mandibular Osteomyelitis • Maxillofacial Disorders • Migraine • Enhances Meditation • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscle[]

  • Radiculopathy

    Long term pressure on the nerve can produce atrophy or wasting of that particular muscle. Pain in the neck or radicular to the shoulder blade and arm.[] […] of upper extremity muscles, sensory deficits).[] Muscle weakness may occur on any muscle that is innervated by the pinched nerve.[]

  • Cervical Radiculitis

    […] of upper extremity muscles, sensory deficits).[] The patient with a complaint of neck and radiating upper extremity pain will look forward to evaluation and treatment by a skilled physical therapist.[] […] defined as irritation of nerve roots due to pressure/pinching/ impaction by a pathological structure causing pain and neurological symptoms and signs (such as motor weakness, atrophy[]

  • Pallidopyramidal Syndrome

    Blindness Abnormality of the nervous system Abnormality of the eye Lethargy Anarthria Progressive visual loss Hemiparesis Neck muscle weakness Difficulty climbing stairs[] […] flexor weakness Paraplegia Polyneuropathy Progressive proximal muscle weakness Diffuse cerebral atrophy Myokymia Parkinsonism with favorable response to dopaminergic medication[] […] hypertonia Hyperesthesia Psychotic episodes Blepharospasm Hypoplasia of the corpus callosum Fatigue Urinary incontinence Spastic paraplegia Distal lower limb amyotrophy Neck[]

Further symptoms