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Prescribed Prednisone for low back pain/muscle spasms 6 day dose 60mg 2 days 40mg 2 days 20mg 2 days. Is this drug safe to take? nervous to take it!

Prescribed Prednisone for low back pain/muscle spasms 6 day dose 60mg 2 days 40mg 2 days 20mg 2 days. Is this drug safe to take? nervous to take it!

Pretty Safe.: In the sense that it may reduce the pain in your back, it is safe. Occasionally, it has an irritating effect on the stomach. so make sure you can take it. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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Can bad fissure in rectum (not anal) from constipation cause back pain, muscle spasms, decreased ability to feel stool in rectum, sphincter weakness?

Can bad fissure in rectum (not anal) from constipation cause back pain, muscle spasms, decreased ability to feel stool in rectum, sphincter weakness?

Rectal fissure: Fissures from constipation will cause rectal pain, less likely back pain per se. Muscles spasms are not common except for the muscles in the anal area. Decreased ability to feel stool is possible with chronic inflammation. Sphincter weakness is - "yes". ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

Many options: You need to have a diagnosis first, whether it is a simple strain/sprain, fracture, disc herniation, spinal stenosis. Assuming the condition does not need immediate surgical treatment, simple first treatments include chiropractic manipulation, massage, traction, physical therapy, acupuncture, medications, core strengthening exercises. If no response, consider injections and subsequently surgery. ...Read more

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Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching), as well as anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have low back pain with muscle spasm during orgasm?

Is it normal to have low back pain with muscle spasm during orgasm?

Yes and no: You should not be normally experiencing low back pain/ muscle spasms unless you have an underlying back condition, i.E herniated disc, or sacroiliac pain or possibly a pelvic floor dysfunction. Discuss with your primary care doctor and gyn. ...Read more

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Can a online doctor prescribe me medication for my severe back pain and muscle spasms?

No: You will need to see a doctor in person for evaluation of need to get a prescription for any potentially addictive or controlled substances. ...Read more

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Been off Prozac for three weeks. Have terrible back pain,possibly muscle spasm. Can this be side effect of withdrawal from Prozac?

Been off Prozac for three weeks. Have terrible back pain,possibly muscle spasm. Can this be side effect of withdrawal from Prozac?

R/O Seizures: With your history of meningioma and use of the anticonvulsant Keppra, I think you need a Neurology consult and a stat EEG, go to the ER please. I have also attached a Harvard Health letter about stopping antidepressants, which may cause symptoms. You have very intelligently included your history, of which you should be aware of the dangers of epileptiform activity.
Please stay calm and see Neuro. ...Read more

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Shoveled and chopped ice yesterday, then after had back pain and muscle spasms in my arm and would make my hands shake is that normal?

DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness (doms) is a post-exercise muscle pain that may result from muscle overuse. Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rec.: moist heat, relaxation and NSAID otc as needed. ...Read more

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Having serve lower back pain with muscle spasms and trouble walking also when I breath it causes more pain. What could it be and what should I do?

Disc herniation: There are many possibilities, and I would not hesitate to be seen, but one of the more common things that can cause symptoms like you are describing is a herniation of a disc. The discs are cushions between the vertebrae and they can sometimes herniate and cause severe pain and spasm. This pain can be worse with deep breathing, coughing, or anything that increase the pressure in the spinal cana ...Read more

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Can a doctor prescribe me carisoprodol for my severe back pain and muscle spasm?

Can a doctor prescribe me carisoprodol for my severe back pain and muscle spasm?

Sure, why not?: That's what it's for. Course, some docs will refuse because carisoprodol is converted in the liver into meprobamate aka Miltown. Ever hear of it? It was really the first big benzodiazepine. Back in the 60s it had the nickname "Mother's Little Helper." It was so widely used the Rolling Stones even wrote a song about it. (The song was called "Mother's Little Helper.") Good luck with this. ...Read more

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With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

Let me try to answer: One sided muscle spasm means the nerve on that side pinched which in turn could cause the spasm in the muscles. ...Read more

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30 y/o female, 0 kids; chronic low back pain 2 mnths; muscle spasms daily, sometimes a deeper ache; chiro care for 1 mnth; pain is only on left side ?

30 y/o female, 0 kids; chronic low back pain 2 mnths; muscle spasms daily, sometimes a deeper ache; chiro care for 1 mnth; pain is only on left side ?

MRI??: Chronic low back pain in a young person may be related to musculoskeletal strain. It seems that your chiropractor is addressing that by addressing the muscle spasms. If the pain you mention on the left is radiating pain-that is pain that shoots into the left thigh and leg, you have to consider a herniated disc that is "pinching the nerve". An MRI scan is useful to define this. ...Read more

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I just realized when I have a lower back pain like a muscle spasm i wake up out my sleep gasping for air and feels like i'm gonna die in my sleep?

I just realized when I have a lower back pain like a muscle spasm i wake up out my sleep gasping for air and feels like i'm gonna die in my sleep?

Discuss these : Symptoms with your doctor. Muscle spasms just in of themselves do not lead to "gasping for air." there may be an anxiety attack causing some of this, or may be some other issues. ...Read more

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My sons always been healthy but now hes 18 hes getting bad headaches n pain in his chest and back pain could it be muscle spasms or serious?

My sons always been healthy but now hes 18 hes getting bad headaches n pain in his chest  and back pain  could it be muscle spasms or serious?

Consult doctor: These symptoms could be beign or serious. Many factors are important including how long they've been around, how incapacitating they are, when they occur, how long they last. These are the factors that are investigated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Left lower back pain? Hope it's just muscle spasm. How can I tell?

Depends: Muscle spasm (painful contraction of a muscle) is a symptom (complain) and can come from many problems. The muscle will feel tight and firm to the touch. It may to sore to the touch and may tighten when it is pushed on. ...Read more

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I have been having upper back pain as well as muscle spasms and tingling between my spine and the bottom of my shoulder blades. I am breastfeeding.?

I have been having upper back pain as well as muscle spasms and tingling between my spine and the bottom of my shoulder blades. I am breastfeeding.?

Not breastfeeding.: The back pain is unlikely caused from breast feeding. Back pain is common during and after pregnancy and hopefully will respond to weight loss, stretching and core strengthening. Try yoga! ...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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more