U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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 25 years experience
Hot: Localized increase in temperature may represent localized infection called cellulitis. Seek medical attention
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Spasm: Muscles that spasm have to use energy to keep contracting and this produces heat.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 3, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.