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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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After sexual inter course i feel nauseated with tons of back pain. Sometimes i can feel the muscle "twitching" on its on. Anyone know what's going on?

After sexual inter course  i feel nauseated with tons of back pain. Sometimes i can feel the muscle "twitching" on its on. Anyone know what's going on?

Pelvis Strain: During sex in the missionary position the women's legs leverage force onto her pelvis and sacroiliac joints on each side next to the spine. If these joints are loose due to benign joint hypermobility syndrome (see below) the joint ligaments can become pulled and stressed. Stretched ligaments really hurt. In such cases a position of spooning might alleviate the ligament stretch. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, back pain, widespread nerve pain, twitching, and shake when using muscles. What could cause this?

I have neck pain, back pain, widespread nerve pain, twitching, and shake when using muscles. What could cause this?

????: Please repost your question explaining what you mean by "nerve pain," how you know it's "nerve pain," what part of you twitches, and what you mean by "using muscles." We all use our muscles all of the time. ...Read more

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On&offupper left back pain nerves or muscle?Could this also cause pain in arm&(chest warm twitching sensation) all this is giving me anxiety symptoms

On&offupper left back pain nerves or muscle?Could this also cause pain in arm&(chest warm twitching sensation) all this is giving me anxiety symptoms

Pain Management: Complaints of anxiety and chest/arm pains can be purely a muscle involvement however your complaints should be taken more seriously because they may represent conditions involving your heart. I would recommend to you that a full evaluation by your primary treating physician take place to assure you have no associated cardiac or other serious involvement in your case. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause twitching in the front of my abdomen with severe lower back pain?

Is there anything that can cause twitching in the front of my abdomen with severe lower back pain?

Abdominal spasms: The core is the muscle that supports the spine in front, back and on the sides. The abs, paraspinals, and obliques respectively. If you have pain, muscle spasms may ensue in any of the core group as they overcompensate for those muscles that are painful. Try stretching the abs by twisting when this occurs. Then core exercises as a preventative. ...Read more

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Why could possibly be the cause of low back pain thus affecting my legs when i sit or stand foabout an hour or two.As well as twitching ?

Why could possibly be the cause of low  back pain  thus affecting my legs when i  sit or stand foabout an hour or  two.As well   as twitching ?

Disc herniation: You could possibly have a lumbar disc herniation which can cause "radiculopathy". This can present as pain, numbness or tingling from the back into the legs. A smaller disc herniation can usually be managed non-surgically. However, a larger disk herniation causing intractable pain and even weakness usually needs to be treated surgically. ...Read more

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Why do I have chronic back pain in my spine neck shoulders tingling and twitching of my toe on my left side and it hurts when i cough?

Why do I have chronic back pain in my spine neck shoulders tingling and twitching of my toe on my left side and it hurts when i cough?

Back ; Neck?: Sounds like you have both neck problems that may be contributing to your shoulders and back problems causing your toes to tingle. Recommend seeing a spine specialist to evaluate these options further. ...Read more

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Sorry, off and on eye twitching every day for past month and lower burning back pain when lying down, relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis?

Sorry, off and on eye twitching every day for past month and lower burning back pain when lying down, relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis?

Let's analyze: The eye twitching could be ocular myokymia, due to eyestrain, fatigue, stress, chemical imbalance, and the back pain may be due to degenerative spondylosis, or a disc issue. You list ampyra, (dalfampridine) a drug used to improve walking in ms patients, but do not list other ms disease modifiers. Do you in fact have ms? Maybe, your neurologist can sort this out if indeed you do.. ...Read more

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I get numbness in the front part of my left thigh when i lay down, have also had eye twitching and severe back pain at times. what is it?

I get numbness in the front part of my left thigh when i lay down, have also had eye twitching and severe back pain at times. what is it?

Varies: They may not all be related. The two most common causes of numbness in the thigh is a "pinched nerve" in the upper lumbar spine or a condition known as meralgia parastetica, in which a nerve known as the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is irritated at the pelvis. Neither would typically becrelated to a twitching of the eye. Getting a good medical check up might be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I have numbness/tingling on both wrist/legs hurt w/vibration and twitching also have lower back pain. what can this be?

I have numbness/tingling on both wrist/legs hurt w/vibration and twitching also have lower back pain. what can this be?

Neurologic: would have you see a neurologist to clarify what this may be. This can be due to irritation of nerves or neurologic system or it could be paresthesia which are separate type of problem not due to any neurologic damage ...Read more

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46 year old male with cerebral palsy (I walk pigeon toed). Have low back pain, twitching, low across ab pain, tingling in arms/back. ALS/MS or paranoi?

Muscle/nerve pain: Back pain is the #1 reason for visits to a family doctor. There are many causes of pain and tingling in the back and arms, most likely pinched nerve or abnormal body mechanics underlying the problems. ALS and MS are extremely unlikely.
Consider seeing a Neurologist about the tingling. Your primary care physician should be able to manage your pain. ...Read more

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I've been having muscle twitching almost 24/7 today. I would do something to get rid of it but they always came back in thirty seconds or so?

I've been having muscle twitching almost 24/7 today. I would do something to get rid of it but they always came back in thirty seconds or so?

Muscle twitching: Muscle twitching is common but is usually transient. If you have persistent issues, I would recommend seeing a neurologist to rule out any underlying disease. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves in the back cause muscle twitching in the legs?

Yes- it is possible: It depends on what nerves and what muscles. If you were to say however the twitching is all over, it may not be fair to say it came from the back. Do you know if you have pinched nerves in the back, or do you have twitching only? Where is the twitching, and how much is there? Maybe start by answering those last two questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Back/neck hypersensitive to touch-ticklish leads to muscle twitching for up 20 min. Even clothing makes this happen all day! Any thought? Going on 1wk

Back/neck hypersensitive to touch-ticklish leads to muscle twitching for up 20 min. Even clothing makes this happen all day! Any thought? Going on 1wk

Hypersensitivity: it would seem the sensory nerves in your skin in this area are hypersensitive. Many causes to this. Best to see your doctor for an examination and work up. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old male with muscle twitching all over my body. Sometimes my shoulder and back get sore. Also, right calf weakness but i am able to walk?

I am 24 year old male with muscle twitching all over my body. Sometimes my shoulder and back get sore. Also, right calf weakness but i am able to walk?

See a neurologist: This could be something simple like nerves and anxiety or a very serious neurologic disease. Please see a neurologist and get checked. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my lower back, nausea, dizziness, a head ache, and muscle twitching?

What could cause pain in my lower back, nausea, dizziness, a head ache, and muscle twitching?

Infection: is the most likely cause.Muscle aches/spasms, low back ache, nausea, dizziness, headache, even twitching - not uncommon with some viral/bacterial infections.Toxin exposure may cause similar symptoms.If NSAIDS do not provide relief, or symptoms are severe or last longer than a few days, consult doctor.If concerned about toxin exposure or develop neck pain - do not wait: see dr. ...Read more

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I have a high heart rate,muscle twitching,shaking,and am lightheaded.I drank too much caffeine it got better for a minute then came back. wil i be ok?

I have a high heart rate,muscle twitching,shaking,and am lightheaded.I drank too much caffeine it got better for a minute then came back. wil i be ok?

If you are worried: go to an urgent care center, especially if you are feeling lightheaded. Caffeine can do all the things you are experiencing, and you need to avoid using that much caffeine in the future. Despite the fact that there is caffeine in coffee, the amount in some of these energy drinks is much higher, and can have some nasty effects. ...Read more

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I am experiencing epileptic seizures. The following also describe me: Confusion, Eyes rolling back, Muscle twitching, and Blackouts (with memory l...

I am experiencing  epileptic seizures. The following also describe me: Confusion, Eyes rolling back, Muscle twitching, and Blackouts (with memory l...

See a Neurologist!: You should see a neurologist ASAP. Every single seizure you have damages brain and places you in danger of sustaining other trauma while you are unconscious. You need to get this under control.

Best wishes ...Read more

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I got tested for gonorrhea it came back posistive after I look on line seeing gonorrhea contract HIV I got scared stress started crying i.Get muscle twitching wen im up but not wen I sleep I loss my appetite can't focus im getn weird sharp pain but it als

I got tested for gonorrhea it came back posistive after I look on line seeing gonorrhea contract HIV I got scared stress started crying i.Get muscle twitching wen im up but not wen I sleep I loss my appetite can't focus im getn weird sharp pain but it als

Probably not HIV: I agree with previous reply. I'll add that although having or getting gonorrhea does increase the risk of HIV, gonorrhea is far more common than HIV and the odds are you don't have HIV. Get tested for HIV if not yet done; you can expect negative. HIV doesn't cause symptoms like yours; I agree it's probably stress/anxiety. If your gonorrhea hasn't yet been treated, get to the clinic or doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching under my armpit on right side wrapping around ribs from shoulder blade to pectoral muscle, unrelated to electrolytes. Other causes?

Muscle twitching under my armpit on right side wrapping around ribs from shoulder blade to pectoral muscle, unrelated to electrolytes. Other causes?

Fasciculations: These can be from medications (allergy/decongestants and others) recent exercise and nerve issues, to name a few. If prolonged (over two to three days,) review with primary care provider. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more