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paraspinal muscle tenderness

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Many possibilities: Muscle tenderness can be caused by many conditions, from a strained muscle, pinched nerve, arthritis to name a few. It's best to begin with a thorough ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leigh Forbush
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, tension throughout the neck and upper back are associated with tenderness.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sorry: Sorry, not enough information here. There are many potential causes for this tenderness. You need to see your doctor who should be able to figure it o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It could be either: One , it could be from working hard on the disk, computer etc, or could some thing serious for example mononuleosis, or other things.So if you feel be ... 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Doubtful: Other causes are much more likely
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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 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 member asked:
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 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Symptoms can be: similar but the pathology or cause is different. True SI joint pain does not actually compress the sciatic nerve but can irritate it. It causes pain ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Cervical strain: Neck muscles strain can cause headache, spasm and stiffness. Needs some muscle relaxants, pain meds, exercises. May be massage.
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 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience 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 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 male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hopefully none!: If you have muscles stiffness on antipsychotics you need to tell your psychiatrist right away. This is a side effect that is unacceptable and needs t ... Read More
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
?: What is the question?
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle injury: Muscle injury can be detect by MRI in most cases. Weakness can be inferred by atrophy (less muscle mass than the opposite side) but cannot truly be me ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes,possibly: Patellar maltracking can cause knee pain and instability. Anything that causes knee pain may result in muscle spasms about the knee.See your ors for e ... Read More
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Actually, yes: They can.

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