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Abdominal 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
...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
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
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
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
Can partial muscle paralysis of eye from brain bleed&double vision be fixed?What specialist handles this?5.5 weeks since brain bleed from MVA, 29yo F
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
Got spasm in depressor labii muscle after facial paralysis 15 months. Is there surgery such as selective myectomy to treat this aside from Botox?
Have severe neck and shoulder muscle tension from stress and anxiety. Already been xrayed. Can it progress to paralysis? Pain is pretty bad
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
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
What muscle or muscles keep the lower portion of your nose firm? After the bone stops? Will facial paralysis cause complete collapse eventually?
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
Can pneumonia cause muscular paralysis or cut off circulation? I feel as though I am constantly coughing up mucus which stiffens my muscles otherwise
No: Best to consult your doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
Can a bad pubis symphysis adjustment (resulting in constant muscle burning, fatigue, etc) cause permanent paralysis? Do I need a readjustment to fix?
No and No: There is no anatomical way you can become paralyzed after having had a pubic symphysis adjustment. ...Read more
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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