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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[exodontia.info] Neck pain and stiffness triggered by clenching The effects last for about three months.[exodontia.info] 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[exodontia.info]

  • 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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.[nationalspinecare.com]

  • Fibromyalgia

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

  • 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.[pamf.org] A physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders, and neck can help determine more painful conditions.[pamf.org]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    A syndrome characterized by pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the proximal muscle groups including the shoulder, pelvic girdle and the neck.[icd9data.com] […] groups including the shoulder, pelvic girdle and the neck.[icd10data.com] There is no muscle atrophy and muscle biopsies do not reveal pathologic changes. Additional signs and symptoms include low grade fever, fatigue and depression.[icd9data.com]

  • 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[utswmed.org] This happens most often when the spinal cord is compressed in the upper part of the neck.[peaktoshorephysiotherapy.com] These muscles weaken and begin to show signs of wasting ( atrophy ) from not getting nerve input.[peaktoshorephysiotherapy.com]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

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

  • 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.[twinboro.com] […] of upper extremity muscles, sensory deficits).[aanos.org] Muscle weakness may occur on any muscle that is innervated by the pinched nerve.[twinboro.com]

  • Cervical Radiculitis

    […] of upper extremity muscles, sensory deficits).[aanos.org] The patient with a complaint of neck and radiating upper extremity pain will look forward to evaluation and treatment by a skilled physical therapist.[aanos.org] […] 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[aanos.org]

  • Pallidopyramidal Syndrome

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

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