A 27-year-old female asked:
im experiencing very bad muscle like cramps and spasms in my upper back between the spine and shoulder. feels like a compressed nerve. from injury.
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Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may take over the counter medication like acetaminophen for pain. Exercising will help, start gradually and increase the intensity as tolerated. Raising core body temperature through exercise will relax the muscles.
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Anesthesiology 45 years experience
Muscle spasm: Muscle spasm in the back between the spine and the shoulder following an injury is common because the entire shoulder is supported on muscle. The only attachment to the skeleton is between the Clavicle "collar bone" and the Sternum "breast bone". If recent, ice and Tylenol or Motrin with gentle range of motion and stretching. If injury was more than six weeks ago, I would see an orthopedist.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
This is the first time i've hadlow back pain. Will I have to have x-rays on my first visit to the doctor?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
No: The recommendations for treatment of low back pain involve identifying a trigger and conservative treatment. Things like anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, heating pads or ice packs, and stretching are first line therapy. If your pain fails to improve then an xray would be considered. Of course, if you have numbness or loss of bladder/bowel control you will most definitely need imaging.
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Can high blood sugar cause muscle pain?
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What type of bacterial infection will cause blisters in the back of your throat?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Bump on side of mouth but don't hurt and looks like a blister and I got big bumps on back of my tongue and throat but none of it hurts?
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Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Mucocele possibly: The bump on the side of your mouth might be a mucocele. It is a clear bump filled with salvia. Caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged and the saliva backs up. Most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth. Ussually resolve on their own. Some times large ones require surgical removal. Bumps on the back of your tongue are probably normal vallate taste buds.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Could myoclonic jerks be from cervical spine stenosis. Before I fall asleep sometimes I have this jerk and I bite my tongue. Happens like once a month?
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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Sleep disorder: Classically myoclonic jerks are a type of rare seizure disorder, these are rare in adults. And its true that a lot of seizures happen upon waking or going to sleep. You may have a sleep disorder that explains this better. It would be wise to have a sleep study to be sure and there are treatment for these as well.
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Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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