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Doctor insights on: A Collapsed Muscle And Muscle Spasm On The Right Rib Flank Area

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Dull lower back pain just under ribs on left side. Only feels slightly better when laying down on my right side. Muscle spasms in the left leg also.

Dull lower back pain just under ribs on left side. Only feels slightly better when laying down on my right side. Muscle spasms in the left leg also.

Back pain.: It is hard to tell without adequate physical examination. This could be due many possibilities. A muscle spasm, strain muscle, kidney stone, pinched nerve due to disc problem. I suggest you check with your doctor for adequate medical history and physical examination. This will lead to an adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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Pain in abdomen exactly in middle of my left side. The pain is precisely where my left arm or elbow would touch. It is excruciating, especially at night. I have been having severe muscle spasms all over, but mostly in my stomach, back, under front rib cag

Certainly : Certainly muscle pain can cause abdominal pain. This can result in severe spasms. Gallbladder sludge can cause abdominal pain. Other bowel issues, such as inflammation, infection, or even constipation can be a cause. If your pain is persistent, or you have fever, vomiting, or inability to eat, then you will have to notify your pcp (or the covering partner) again. ...Read more

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Maybe muscle spasm/tingly on whole lower back and whole chest. hurts to move. happens at night time. why am i feeling this way or why does it happen?

Maybe muscle spasm/tingly on whole lower back and whole chest. hurts to move. happens at night time. why am i feeling this way or why does it happen?

Muscle spasms: Did you have recent trauma, heavy activity? Is your mattress old? How much do you weight? What is your diet like? We can help determine cause: consult with us. ...Read more

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Is there any reason for frequent multiple muscle spasms all over? Knees, abdomen, chest, at random times?

Is there any reason for frequent multiple muscle spasms all over? Knees, abdomen, chest, at random times?

Multiple issues: YES. All of the possible underlying medical conditions require a comprehensive physicial examination to include blood and urine testing. Please call for ann appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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For the last 5 days I gave had an on and off twitch / muscle spasm just below my ribs cage bilaterally in the same area. This spasm is not painful at?

For the last 5 days I gave had an on and off twitch / muscle spasm just below my ribs cage bilaterally in the same area. This spasm  is not painful at?

Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

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I recently bruised my ribs. I'm having severe cramping, muscle spasms in the same area. I can hardly move without being gripped by this terrible pain.

Fractured ribs: Have you had an x ray following the bruising of your ribs. You may have a fracture d rib. It may be a good idea for you to visit your doctor and discuss the problem with him. ...Read more

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Just returned from the ER sudden sharp cramp feel under right breast and rib area, eased off a little but still hurts when move dr says muscle spasm?

Just returned from the ER sudden sharp cramp feel under right breast and rib area, eased off a little but still hurts when move dr says muscle spasm?

Intercostal Muscles: Pretty common. Anti-inflamatories, ice, rest. It's usually pretty short lived. If it hurts more when you move and take a deep breath it's likely not cardiac. See your doctor as an outpatient in a few days if it continues. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms under right rib cage?

Diaphragm.: It could be your diaphragm. Make sure you stretch your trunk muscles routinely, it could help. ...Read more

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Why might I have muscle spasms and growling sounds under my left rib cage?

Why might I have muscle spasms and growling sounds under my left rib cage?

Maybe you are: Hungry? If your stomach pain and growling and muscle spasms are severe you should see a doctor ro possible a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Occasional pain under right ribs when I sit up too fast or sit down with force only lasts 30 seconds. How to tell if muscle spasm or something else.

Occasional pain under right ribs when I sit up too fast or sit down with force only lasts 30 seconds. How to tell if muscle spasm or something else.

If muscle: then it is likely reproducible by twisting, touching, moving and breathing. If severe pain and persistent , constant and unable to take shallow breaths you'll need to be evaluated at an urgent care or emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasm beneath rib cage ?

Muscle Spasm: Severe cough and undue exertion like lifting heavy stuff can cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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For the past week, on and off, and mostly only at night, I have had a muscle spasm where my left rib ends. Is this normal?Or is this serious?

Not serious: This sometimes happens. Try taking some ibuprofen 30 minutes before going to bed. You may also want to visit your chiropractor for 1 or 2 treatments of the ribs. ...Read more

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I have this pulsating pain on my lower left rib cage think it might just be muscle spasms?

I have this pulsating pain on my lower left rib cage think it might just be muscle spasms?

See your PCP: Regardless the reason, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a referral to a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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What could be causing muscle spasms at the top of my rib cages?

What could be causing muscle spasms at the top of my rib cages?

Need to be evaluated: Your symptoms of muscle spasm need to be evaluted.Need more detailed history, a physical exam to answer your question so check it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have muscle spasms around left or right rib cage?

Is it possible to have muscle spasms around left or right rib cage?

Absolutely: The intercostal muscle insert on the ribs and can certainly go into spasm. There are a number of potential causes and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Keep getting muscle spasms at the sides and bottom of my rib cage mostly happens on the right side. What can cause this? Thankyou!

Several possibilitie: I am sorry to hear of your pain. The differential diagnosis includes scoliosis with muscle spasm along the convexity of the curve, thoracic nerve root injury, or retroperitoneal problems such as kidney stones. I am sure there are others so please see your primary care doctor and discuss the possibilities. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more