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A 37-year-old female asked:

Back and shoulders are knotted up from muscle spasms. i have ms. why would the area feel hot to touch, but no where else? i'm currently relapsing.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Hot: Localized increase in temperature may represent localized infection called cellulitis. Seek medical attention
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Spasm: Muscles that spasm have to use energy to keep contracting and this produces heat.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Comments: I am perplexed regarding your MS, as you do not list any medication to treat this. Is this an omission? Your back and shoulder issues could be secondary to facet or discogenic dysfunctions within vertebral columns, but a spinal cord lesion from MS could be a cause. If you are truly having an MS relapse, critical to treat ASAP.
Last updated Oct 3, 2020

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