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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Overview)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from brain to muscle itself.


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What would cause constant headache, ringing in ears, and a normal ctscan? I have pain and muscle weakness too.

What would cause constant headache, ringing in ears, and a normal ctscan? I have pain and muscle weakness too.

Evaluation: Dear vonn, headaches have multiple causes. Is there any history of trauma to your head or neck? Do you have sinus issues? What is the location of the headache? Head pain can be due to problems in the neck, upper back or related to food sensitivity issues or hormones at times. Your doctor needs to review all of these issues with you and then make suggestions regarding further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
812 doctors shared insights

Muscle Weakness (Overview)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from brain to muscle itself.


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My muscles in my both lower upper arm hurt burning aching pain goes all the way to hand with weakness in arm?

My muscles in my both lower upper arm hurt burning aching pain goes all the way to hand with weakness in arm?

? Pain: There is not enough information for me to tell you accurately what may be going on. I would suggest seeing a DO who specializes in neuromusculoskeltal medicine or a DO or MD family physician, sports med or physiatrist. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
Daily
Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Pelvic pain feeling like a pulling in pelvis. Is there some muscle in there?

Pelvic pain feeling like a pulling in pelvis. Is there some muscle in there?

Pelvic muscles: Injury to the adductor or obturator internus muscles of the pelvis can cause referred pain into the pelvic region. ...Read more

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Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Manipulation: Gentle indirect osteoapathic manipulative techniques can be very helpful. Most of these will resolve by themselves without intervention given a few days. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the neck pain in meningitis and a simple muscle strain?

What is the difference between the neck pain in meningitis and a simple muscle strain?

Tension signs: With meningitis one also sees a positive kernig sign. The patient is on their back and the leg is lifted up and straightened. This stretches the dura. If it is inflammed from meningitis lifting the the leg will cause neck pain while in a neck strain it should not. If there is fever, chills, light sensitivity oyou would also suspect meningitis. If present take this person to the er. ...Read more

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So do I have tension headache or muscle soreness from bruxism?

So do I have tension headache or muscle soreness from bruxism?

Myofascial pain: With clenching or bruxism one usually thinks of the massaters as the muscles most involved. This will create pain in the jaw area. Another muscle that also is invoved with clenching is the temporalis. It will cause referred pain in the side of the head and over the eye. This type of referred pain is known as myofascial pain. ...Read more

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What would work for back pain?

Evaluation: Causes of back pain vary greatly and what is the best way to address your problem can only be deterined by a thorough history and physical examination. ...Read more

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What kind of helpful diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

What kind of helpful diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

Low inflammatory die: I recommend to people that they utilze a low inflammatory diet. The major inflammatory foods are those containing wheat, corn, dairy, soy and eggs. Try removing 1-2 of these for 8 weeks. If helpful look at excluding the others. Add a probiotic if you are experiencing constipation or have a history of yeast infection. It should contain 15-20 billion units, 1/day and 2 if you do not have cramping. ...Read more

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Is nubain pain medication effective?

Is  nubain pain medication effective?

Yes.: A comprehensive description of Nubain is found on wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/nubain. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor fix chronic lumbago?

Can a chiropractor fix chronic lumbago?

Yes: If they understand proper rehabilitation and realize that manipulation will be of limited benefit. ...Read more

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What supplements can I take for bad back pain?

What supplements can I take for  bad back pain?

Magnesium: Magnesium may help low back muscle pain. Use 400mg twice a day. You may increase to the point loose stools are noted. Exercise is still the best supplement. ...Read more

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Back pain relief when sitting for long periods of time?

Weakness: If your pain is relieved with sitting buut worse when active begin a strenghtening program for your hips and back. If you do not see gradual improvement then you need to have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more

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After a shoulder arthroscopy I notice a weird pop sound?

After a  shoulder arthroscopy I notice a weird pop sound?

Edema: After the scope there will be some swelling. As a result popping, snapping or clicking may be present. As time passes this will resolve. ...Read more

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Why do I have back pain after sleeping more than 7 hours?

Why do I have back pain after sleeping more than 7 hours?

Back pain oversleep: May be it is natures way of telling you , that you only need 7 hours sleep.There can be no medical reason why if you sleep more then 7 hours you will get back pain.As long as the pain do not last all day you dont have a medical problem.So get up after 7 hoyrs of sleep. ...Read more

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Will I be ok by myself the day after shoulder arthroscopy surgery?

Will I be ok by myself the day after shoulder arthroscopy surgery?

Possibly: You should ask your surgeon as it depends on the nature and extent of the procedure being performed. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my severe back pain from sitting in lectures too much?

Exercise: Try getting up from lecture and moving a bit. You may need to sit in the back of the classroom so as not to be a distraction. Explain your problem to your instructor. Also begin a regular stretching and strengthening program for your back. A physical therapist couls assist you with this. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


Muscle Twitches (Definition)

The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more