I've had an enlarged thyroid close to 2 years, with no problems, around the past 2-3 weeks, my neck feels super stiff, as if I am hanging from a noose. The muscles in my neck feels like a rubber band stretched to the max, just before breaking point. No pain, but very difficult to turn my head left or right, up/down is normal.
I spoke to my doctor about my stiff neck, he said it was muscle spasm.
Could my stiff neck be caused by my thyroid ??
could either be muscle spasm or could be thryoid. I believe it would be unusual to have a stiff neck for several weeks - usually it would recover. Have you had neck problems before? Does massage (self massage ok) help reduce the stiffness?
Just talking to your doctor may not be sufficient. He needs to see and examine you. Maybe time to recheck your thryoid levels and he may wish do ultrasound or other check of the enlarged thryoid.
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