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what causes back spasms in the middle back

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Chronic back pain: You need a proper evaluation and MRI.

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Tramadol : Tramadol is usually dosed every 4-6 hours. Baclofen is usually every 8 hours. They can both cause respiratory depression so should definitely only b ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Drug interaction: Tramadol is a opioid pain killer. Baclofen is a muscle relaxers. It is common to have them prescribed together for pain. You can take Baclofen for ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salman Saeed
32 years experience Neurology
Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pa ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
More than one: The cause can be muscle based, arthritis based, disc based or even fracture based. Stretching both flexion and extension exercises of the back can be ... Read More
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Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Back spasm: Main cause is stress and lack of whole body conditioning = lack of recuperative rest +/- non healthy life style +/- stress overcoming your tolerance. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Only your treating -: -MD can answer. It's been 11 years,so he/her should be asked,as they have much more information to aid them.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Spasm: Absolutely, spasm can reduce blood flow and cause pain/aching in the leg. Not sure why you had the steroid IM shot though. Consider getting your low b ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kurt Larson
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle injury: Severe pain in the lower back is frequently related to muscle spasm. The complex array of lower back muscles may be injured by physical activity. Po ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Twisting and lifting: Assess your activities and try to avoid things that aggravate your back muscles such as twisting, lifting, jumping and running. Consider walking, swim ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Back spasms often come from overused or injured muscles. Eating schrimp should not cause them.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
RX for low back pain: Non-surgical treatment for adult patients with an isthmic spondylolisthesis is similar to other low back ailments including medications for muscle rel ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Valium: In the short run Vailum can help with skeletal muscle spasm and anxiety. Valium is addicting and can cause depression. Physical therapy, massage the ... Read More
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