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A question about the cervical spine...(the neck)

I was just wondering...can constant long-term severe muscle tension, that is caused by stress and results in bad headaches, actually begin to deteriorate the cervical (neck) region of the spinal cord? I'm on muscle relaxants, but they don't work. I get headaches everyday, and my neck is allways so tense. Can this lead to degenerative disc problems or osteoarthritis?

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The long-term muscle tension cannot lead to such conditions. You may be having the headaches or a tense neck as side effects of the muscle relaxants you have been taking. However, it would be important if you visited a physician for some medical tests and therapy.

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I think this is a medical question that only you physician can answer. Anyone here may know their facts but only your doctor knows you.

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Probably not...what concerns me is that you are having these problems every day, even with medicine. I would see a specialist instead of a gp.

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