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Can i take a baclofen, if i had taken a tramodol 2 hours ago? I am having 10 out of 10 on the pain scale back spasms. I just n back has been spasming for about 6 hours. Some positions help but not for long. They just seem to come in waves.

Can i take a baclofen, if i had taken a tramodol 2 hours ago?  I am having 10 out of 10 on the pain scale back spasms.  I just n back has been spasming for about 6 hours.  Some positions help but not for long.  They just seem to come in waves.

Drug interaction: Tramadol is a opioid pain killer. Baclofen is a muscle relaxers. It is common to have them prescribed together for pain. You can take Baclofen for spasm. Please be aware that taking tramadol and Baclofen together can increase risks of dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do you think of botox shots for spasticity in hamstings (back of the knee)?

I was wondering what do you think of botox shots for spasticity in hamstings (back of the knee)?

BOTOX can Help: Botox can help with spasms. Botox would last for some months and can be given in small or larger doses as necessary. It the spasms are intermittent, then a long-lasting 24 hour a day treatment may not be the best. Hamstrings are large muscles and the cost to relax them could require a lot of botox. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming. Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming.  Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

Ok to try: Gentle massage along with mild anti inflammatory is fine in short term. Can also try alternate heat and icing. If doesn't improve over 5-7 days you get formal exam. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with my left side of my back cramping/spasming. Other than drinking water, is there anything I should be doing?

I woke up this morning with my left side of my back cramping/spasming. Other than drinking water, is there anything I should be doing?

Back Pain: Conservative measures in my opinion for back pain include the following: NSAIDS , muscle relaxers short term ( not soma), stretching and range of motion exercises, physical therapy, osteopathic manipulation, in some cases chiropractic care, very short term use of pain medications in the acute phase, local heat, rest for 24-48 hours, plain X-ray. No CT or MRI without neuro deficit for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Bladder spasming/tensing up slight pain in back, constant urinating anything i can take to help? not sure if its kidney stones, the pain isnt severe.

Bladder spasming/tensing up slight pain in back, constant urinating anything i can take to help? not sure if its kidney stones, the pain isnt severe.

Likely have UTI(Cyst: Your symptoms are very suggestive of Urinary tract Infection(UTI). You will need to see a doctor, get your urine tested for infection. Very likely the doctor will advice you to take an antibiotic. Drink extra fluids until you get started on an antibiotic. ...Read more