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Anxiety Muscle Stiffness All Over The Body
I have got a numbness in left jaw area for about one month ago and i already have neck stiffness which lead to shoulder and muscle pain what to do?
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
Clean from meth for 7 months. Anxiety, shakes, muscle stiffness/spasms and insomnia still persist. Are these side effects permanent?
NO: With continuing clean living and abstinence from illegal drugs, you will eventually feel well again, Stick with it, be strong, BE healthy. Keep up the good work, Great job! God bless, stay well, and Best wishes to you. ...Read more
The myth of detox: There is no such thing as "detoxifying the body." It's a myth. Don't be duped by detox hucksters. The body produces 1000s of chemicals all exquisitely coordinated & balanced. There are 100s of interlinked metabolic pathways all of finely tuned specificity. The notion of "detoxifying" this superbly complex system is nonsense. The notion of "stress" as the cause of all bad symptoms is also bunk. ...Read more
NS Controls Muscles: Complex: only heart muscle contracts without brain/nervous commands, though ~110 BPM & constantly adjusted from brain split-second. All other muscles only contract after neurotransmitters are released at muscle membrane. Thus ns always plays a dominant role, along with blood supply, electrolytes, hydration, (all regulated by brain), metabolic products remaining in muscle after exercise/injury etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. It could also be due to arthritic changes in the back. If associated with pain, persistent stiffness, do see your doctor. A physical therapist can be helpful in designing a stretching program once you have an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I get extreme muscle stiffness even when I try to relax or when I'm sitting, even I feel I walk awkward.
Good question: The answer requires more information, perhaps objective data (exam, EMG, lab tests etc) Medications can cause muscle stiffness and when they do its a serious matter. Stiffness of muscles is a presenting sign of many neurologic conditions (Parkinson's disease being the most common) Pounding heart beat, sweating, headache and the fact that you have been prescribed Propranolol brings suggests anxiety ...Read more
Stretching: I your muscles are stiff, stretching exercises are best in my opinion. I usually recommend that people get some blood flow to their muscles first by doing some aerobic activity first like brisk walking, bike, eliptical etc and then when they are sufficiently warmed up can do stretching. Yoga is also a terrific way to deal with stiff muscles. ...Read more
It depends: Could be from multiple causes not limited to your medical conditions and or your medications. Check with your doctor and get some labwork done. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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