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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Muscle Paralysis

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Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Yes. : Medications used in numbing injections temporarily interrupt the entire function of the nerve injected. If the nerved which was injected is a sensory and motor nerve (meaning that it goes to/serves a muscle), the injection would cause numbness and paralysis. Ortho patients who have had "blocks" to improve pain control post-op experience this effect commonly. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why can  a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

See answer below: The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move. If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move. ...Read more

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Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Anatomy: Muscles only work because nerves stimulate them and cause them to work. Muscles can not work independently other than an occasional firing. ...Read more

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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Call 911 !: Paralysis, numbness, slurred speech, dizziness can all be signs of a stroke. Needs to be assessed and treated right away in nearest er. Can be fatal or cause permanent disability - rapid treatment decreases chances of bad outcome. If it turns out not to be a stroke, could still be heart problem, severe electrolyte disturbance, or various other dangerous causes. Get friend to er now! ...Read more

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What condition involves muscles locking up and paralysis?

What condition involves muscles locking up and paralysis?

Lots of things: True paralysis could be a medical emergency. It happens with a stroke or when a nerve gets pinched. The pinch can come from a ruptured disk in your spine or from compression of the nerve from some activity. There are other possibilities too. You need to be checked out by your family doctor asap. ...Read more

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What viruses cause paralysis of muscles?

Directly...: ...Mainly polio and rabies, but any virus can trigger an immune reaction leading to guillain-barre paralysis. ...Read more

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Paralysis of which muscle would make someone unable to flex the thigh?

Paralysis of which muscle would make someone unable to flex the thigh?

Thigh flexor muscles: These are the Psoas muscle, Iliacus, Sartorius, Vastus rectus, Pectineus, Adductor longus & Adductor brevis. ...Read more

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Sleeping paralysis and muscle jerking. Seems contradictory. How does that work?

Sleeping paralysis and muscle jerking. Seems contradictory. How does that work?

Normal sleep: Sudden jerks in sleep are normal parts of sleep related arousals. The sensation of awakening with being unable to move is called sleep paralysis, and is also not dangerous. These can be signs of rare disorders like narcolepsy, but much more often are due to sleep deprivation. Try for 6 to 8 hours of sleep nightly. ...Read more

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Why do your muscles tense up during sleep paralysis?

Why do your muscles tense up during sleep paralysis?

Sleep paralysis: Actually it is just the opposite. The muscles have no tone and no movement during sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis occurs when falling asleep or when waking up. Vivid terror or stress dreams are associated with sleep paralysis. If the paralysis episodes recur then see a sleep specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do your muscles get really tense during sleep paralysis?

Do your muscles get really tense during sleep paralysis?

No: Actually your muscle is completely paralyzed during sleep paralysis. This is from spinal cord inhibition. Nocturnal muscle cramps (nocturnal myoclonus) can give intense muscle cramping, often painful. ...Read more

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Bumped head yesterday and it kind of hurt my neck. Its been about 40 hours. Scared of paralysis. Neck muscles are very tense. Panic attacks all day.

Bumped head yesterday and it kind of hurt my neck. Its been about 40 hours. Scared of paralysis. Neck muscles are very tense. Panic attacks all day.

Not likely: If you have not noticed any neurological symptoms yet, such as weakness in limbs or sensory changes, not likely a spinal cord injury. If you broke something that caused instability you would notice same issues with version movements. Recommend getting physical exam to make sure nothing is going on that say could lead to more spasms, even arthritis, but spinal cord most likely not threatened. ...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


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more