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Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because I started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because I started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...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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Do I have to take imuran (azathioprine) if my only symptoms back muscle pain and rash on my face only. .

Do I have to take imuran (azathioprine) if my only symptoms back muscle pain and rash on my face only. .

Depends: Imuran (azathioprine) is a powerful immunosuppressive medication and it is usually used for conditions In which your immune system may be attacking your body such as in lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. The goal is not just to treat your symptoms, but also hopefully to make your condition better. I would not hesitate to ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Chest pain I beleive caused by back pain. Can feel a large muscle knot. This is chronic. What could it be? Tumor? All on left side.

Chest pain I beleive caused by back pain. Can feel a large muscle knot. This is chronic. What could it be? Tumor? All on left side.

Chest pain Tumor: Chest pain can be due to a large number of causes; one such is due to nerve root injury impingement with associated muscle spasm, A tumor is usu. Meant to be a lump of some type, sometimes malignant and sometimes benign. Get a proper consultation in person or vie Concierge a Health Tap ...Read more

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Afraid brain tumor also hypondriac p.O.T.S did MRI spine clear blod neuro test god have twiching legs weakness pain back arms hips insomnia muscle spa?

Afraid brain tumor also hypondriac p.O.T.S did MRI spine clear blod neuro test god have twiching legs weakness pain back arms hips insomnia muscle spa?

You do not have: A brain tumor. You need to have a thorough neurologic exam, eeg, andneuromuscular testing. The imaging is definitive; your symptoms suggest physiologuc etiology, of which a variet of potential sources. ...Read more

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Ping/ muscle spasm in one part back of my head for 4 months. Worried about tumor; not a headache though; no other signs. What could it be?

Ping/ muscle spasm in one part back of my head for 4 months. Worried about tumor; not a headache though; no other signs. What could it be?

Get it checked: You have this Ping/Muscle spasm for 4 months. It is very difficult for us to say what it means. Since you are worried about the Tumor I suggest you get it checked from your Doctor ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because I started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...Read more

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What's good for a pulled lower back muscle?

What's good for a pulled lower back muscle?

Ice, stretch, NSAID: I suggest stretching the muscles (look for child pose position online, it's a yoga position that helps open up the lower back muscles), also use ice and heat, 10 min ice, 10 min heat over the area. If your kidney and liver function is normal, you can also use over the counter anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen (advil/motrin) and aleve (naproxen). Natural muscle relaxants are magnesium and serrapeptase. ...Read more

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Pain in my upper back muscle when online 13 hours?

Pain in my upper back muscle when online 13 hours?

That should tell you: You have answered the question yourself. The body was not meant to remain hunched over like that for 13 hours. It is a symptom that you asked your muscles do do something too long and they are telling you. They are fatigued and overworked. Don't abuse your body like that and you will be much happier. ...Read more

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Can you pull a back muscle from coughing too much?

Can you pull a back muscle from coughing too much?

Unfortunately, yes: Severe coughing can easily lead to other problems including pulled muscle in the back or chest wall. The high pressures generated from coughing can lead to hoarse voice, irritation and more cough. Severe coughing can lead to vomiting. I had one patient who coughed so hard, she fractured a rib. Therefore, it's important to identify the cause of the cough and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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How should I address the pain in my upper back muscle?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to consistently strengthen a repeatedly strained back muscle?

Slow and steady.: Strengthening the back muscles is a fabulous thing to do! The stronger your back, the less likely to be strained. Backs are tough to strengthen & you need to see a physical therapist or a good trainer for a daily program. Take it slow! Warming up before you do any activity that involves greater use of your back muscles is crucial. No matter how strong your back is, not warming up, causes injuries ...Read more

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Last week I think I pulled a back muscle and it is still bothering me. How long should I not stress it? I.e.working out

Last week I think I pulled a back muscle and it is still bothering me. How long should I not stress it? I.e.working out

It can take up to: 6 weeks to fully heal. Pay attention to proper body mechanics, you can take NSAIDs if you have no contraindication to this like ulcer history etc. (ask your doctor), avoid strenuous activities till pain starts subsiding. No heavy lifting until then, if symptoms worsen, or persist after 4 weeks, or if you start experiencing weakness, numbness or tingling, then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Back muscle stiffness?

Back muscle stiffness?

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 more

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I pinched my back muscle or nerve, what to do?

I pinched my back muscle or nerve, what to do?

Should resolve: Most flares of back pain resolve within a few weeks. Nsaids, heat/ice, stretching, chiro or pt treatments are all indicated. Xrays should be considered if there is concern for osteoporosis (post-menopausal, steroid medication history, thin, white, smoker) and if you are very tender over the spinal bones. Otherwise, imaging only needed if you develop sciatica or other neurological issue. ...Read more

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What are some organic ways of treating back muscle injuries?

LED light relief: There is a product called lightrelief which works with combination of blue light cools, red light improves blood flow and infrared waves antiinflammatory treatment is 45 min twice or three times a day. Muscle injury responds ot bromelain, lecithin, efa, glutamine, local capsaicin patch, and apply muscle rub cream locally apply kinesio tape on top without streching to support the area. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to grow back muscle after stopping exercising?

How much time does it take to grow back muscle after stopping exercising?

It depends: It really depends on how much time you took off and how fit you were before the break. Muscle memory can be relatively slow if you took a long break. Most people push too hard to come back quickly and get hurt so just listen to your body and be consistent with your workouts. It will return ...Read more

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I pulled my back muscle while I was coughing. Are there any remedies to reduce pain?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain may be treated with rest, then with medications such as acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories including aspirin. These things get beter with time but can be very painful initially. ...Read more

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Have never pulled a back muscle, but think maybe I just did last night. Center of middle back. How to tell if pulled, and what can I do to fix it?

Rest, ice: I would in general take it easy
i would use ice on the affected area along
with mild nsaids
i would not exercise until the symptoms resolve
if the problem persists more than a few
days, I would see an orthopedist for
an exam and possible workup. ...Read more

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What do middle back muscle spasms feel lie?

Pain: Pain, tightness, cramping; inability to straighten up all describe symptoms from muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Ways to help my injured back muscle to heal?

Ways to help my injured back muscle to heal?

Rest is key: For back problems, the key is to allow the
injury to heal. If one keeps performing the
exacerbating activity, there is no reason
for the injury to heal
the symptoms can be helped with nsaid,
muscle relaxants and physical therapy.
Unfortunately, time is the key for almost
any injury to heal which is what athletes
don't want to hear. ...Read more

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Is it harder to gain back muscle after atrophy?

Depends: Muscles atrophy for different reasons. If the atrophy is from say being in a cast for 3 months, the muscles should come back fine with exercise and just routine daily activities like walking if it is a leg muscle. If the muscle has atrophied because of a nerve injury or an injury to the brain or spinal cord, the recovery of this muscle is much more sketchy; it may not recover. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I injured a back muscle or my spine?

It hurts: If you have a sufficient mechanism to have pulled a muscle in the back and you feel a muscular pain the resolves after several days, then you could certainly have had a "lumbar strain". If it does not resolve after 7-10 days, it may be something more. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending
on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice
nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your
symptoms.
While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your
symptoms and return to activities gradually to
prevent reinjury. ...Read more

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What are some quick healing tips for a pulled lower back muscle?

Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Muscle strain is managed by resting the affecting muscle and avoiding movements that exacerbate the pain. You can also use ice application for the first two days, elastic wraps, and nsaids, like advil or aleve, (naproxen) supplemented with acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What causes back muscle stiffness an a feeling of off balance?

What causes back muscle stiffness an a feeling of off balance?

Achilles equinis: Sometimes your achilles tendon can be too tight (equinis) which can make your muscles stiffness and can cause you to feel off balance. There is also other causes of muscle stiffness. See your physician for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp fast pain on the left side of my back muscle. And it usually shoots pain up and down the same area. It doesn't feel like a pulled muscle.

Sharp pain: Sharp, shooting and radiating pain like that may occur with a pinched nerve. To localize the problem, consult an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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While doing shrugs in gym I think I tore mu upper back muscle as there was cracking sound, could any on please confirm the exact problem and solution?

Shrugs: Tearing a muscle is one of the most painful things you can imagine, and would not make a cracking sound. I suspect that if you are not in pain now and have normal range of motion and strength then it was more likely due to popping some ligamentous joints, similar to popping a knuckle. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

See below: Most minor muscle strains will go away on there own. Heat, gentle stretching, tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatories can be helpful for many. Important not to spend too much time laid up in bed as this does not help. If the pain is severe and debilitating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm facing back muscle pain. What should I do?

See details: Heat, rest, aleve (naproxen) or advil can help. However, you really need to determine the underlying cause of the back pain. Both mechanical and inflammatory disorders can cause this problem. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more