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paraspinal muscle knot

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Treatment of spasm: Treatment of paravertebral muscle spasm includes pharmacological (muscle relaxants) and non-pharmacological such as heating pad, massage, physical the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Back pain: Have you tried Ibuprofen or Naproxen ? If not, you should, barring such contraindications as peptic ulcer disease or kidney failure.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience 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 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. I ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Doubtful: Other causes are much more likely
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually not. : Shingles usually develop when you have immune function weakness, such as after catching cold, stress, emotional disturbance, post prolonged stressful ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Muscle spasm: I get it sometimes to very common sometimes painful and often unnerving.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes of calf pain including blood clots, muscle spasms, muscle tears or sprains, popliteal artery entrapment, dehydration, abnorma ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Piriformis syndrome good example but not in back maybe in buttocks and neck scalene muscles in anterior neck , back pain not caused by pinched nerves ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility th ... Read More
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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Possible: There must be a balance of muscles supporting the head to remain comfortable. The delts and lats help support the upper body and shoulders which are h ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are havin ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Charley horse: When the muscle is sprain badly enough the muscle tissue can be torn or damaged enough to result in spasms. Careful management is necessary with atte ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Try heat stretching: and then ice till you can see your doctor.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: That a pinched nerve would cause this problem. You would probably benefit from a good neurologic and muscle function exam.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metaboli ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pulled muscle can: impact the function of other muscles, including the groin area. Your doctor can assess and refer to another professional to help if needed. Peace an ... Read More
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