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What causes tightness in shoulders, neck and vertigo in an anxiety patient?

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Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016
Question: I suffer from chronic anxiety and for the past month mh shoulders and neck have been really tense and tight. It causing minor vertigo and some pain in the base of my skull. can this be a sign of something more serious or just from my anxiety and stress? I also have a desk job so i am in front of a computer all day.
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It can be due to anxiety

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to health care magic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible.

First of all, it is sad to know what you have been facing lately. Based on the history you have shared, these symptoms can be a sequalae of anxiety as well as due to micronutrients defficiencies. To start with replacements of calcium, D3, B12 and folic acid may help. Also look for thyroid function tests once. Try to control the triggers of your anxiety and take some put for refreshment and recreation out of your busy routine for your own sake. Consult a psychiatrist if problem persist. last but not the least, is to get an Xray cervical spine done to look for cervical spine issues. Hope this has answered your query, if you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.
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What causes tightness in shoulders, neck and vertigo in an anxiety patient?

Brief Answer: It can be due to anxiety Detailed Answer: Hi! Welcome to health care magic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all, it is sad to know what you have been facing lately. Based on the history you have shared, these symptoms can be a sequalae of anxiety as well as due to micronutrients defficiencies. To start with replacements of calcium, D3, B12 and folic acid may help. Also look for thyroid function tests once. Try to control the triggers of your anxiety and take some put for refreshment and recreation out of your busy routine for your own sake. Consult a psychiatrist if problem persist. last but not the least, is to get an Xray cervical spine done to look for cervical spine issues. Hope this has answered your query, if you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.