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paraspinal muscle atrophy

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
SMA: Prognosis depends on genetics and concomitant illness. Research is underway to find a cure. Wish I could say more but I can't without knowing more abo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
2 Types: There are 2 forms of muscle atrophy: disuse atrophy, i.e. This come actual lack of activity or 'using' the muscle. Astronauts on space developed disus ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich
27 years experience in Neurology
You may not: Feel it at all. You may notice that f.E. Your hand or leg has gotten thinner or weaker.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends on cause: A physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can evaluate the individual and come up with a plan to maximize function. The prognos ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
very unusual: They are likely related to a similar cause. The potential list of causes can range from; poor postural mechanics, nerve root dysfunction from the neck ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the kn ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Paraspinal spasm: It is when the muscles on either side of your spine become really tight. It can cause pain.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Whichever part of the body is suffering the nerve entrapment, can go for muscle wasting and weakness ,if nerves are trapped by bands, scars .Pl get ev ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
22 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
?: What is the question?
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Lumbar lordosis: Lumbar lordosis is a normal inward curve of our lower spine. Our natural spinal curvature functions as a cushioning effect during movement. When t ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience in Neurology
Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they co ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
One is observed: Generally speaking, muscle weakness is something a patient perceives and something that we can test for in physical examination by doing a manual musc ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Physical Therapy: I will probable have him/her continue with pt/hep focused in strengthening the paraspinal musculatures. Tens units can be tried to see if it can also ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
11th cranial nerve: 11th cranial nerve.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience in Pediatrics
A neurodegeneration: Sbma is a serious problem in which a gene causes malfunction of male hormones and causes progressive damage to the nerves that control the muscles of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Unlikely: That a pinched nerve would cause this problem. You would probably benefit from a good neurologic and muscle function exam.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Unlikely HIV: These aren't common ways for ARS. The could be uncommon causes of end-stage HIV but even then it's not common to see just these symptoms. Muscle twit ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Doubtful: Other causes are much more likely
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Do not believe so: I am not aware of any scientific study thatprove or disprove the theory that muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue.They are many different muscle rel ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
1leg weakness: The most common cause of weakness and atrophy in 1 leg would be a chronic herniated disk in the spine, which has gone on long enough to damage the ner ... Read More
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