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Symptoms c7/T1 MRI mild posterior disc bulge / mild scollosis can you have cervical Ridiculophy? Would it be both arms & muscle spasm upper spine

Symptoms c7/T1 MRI mild posterior disc bulge / mild scollosis can you have cervical Ridiculophy? Would it be both arms & muscle spasm upper spine

Possible: Based on the MRI your disk does not seem too significant. However if this happened acutely it is certainly possible that you can get upper extremity radiculitis or radiculopathy as well as back muscle spasm. ...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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Have been getting muscle spasms/jerking in both arms since starting Cefepime injection in PICC line. What should I do?

Have been getting muscle spasms/jerking in both arms since starting Cefepime injection in PICC line. What should I do?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more

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I was just suddenly sick with sever pains in my chest feeling like being crushed also pain down both arms. And my arm muscles tighter to the pocouldii?

I was just suddenly sick with sever pains in my chest feeling like being crushed also pain down both arms. And my arm muscles tighter to the pocouldii?

You need to be seen: Crushing chest pain could be a serious emergency. You have very complex pain problems and only someone who knows you could treat this new pain problem. If that person is unavailable, then you could seek help with someone else today and ask for consultation with your pain specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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My thighs and both arms in the exact place hurts only when I touch or rub them. Feels like the deep muscles are bruised. What could this be?

My thighs and both arms in the exact place hurts only when I touch or rub them. Feels like the deep muscles are bruised. What could this be?

Myalgia: You're describing a symmetrical myalgia. Viral infections (most notably the flu) can cause this. Some drugs, most notably, statins can do it. Rare diseases (collagen vascular type) can cause it. Try a simple remedy like advil or aleve (naproxen). If it doesn't resolve or keeps coming back, you'll need some testing done. ...Read more

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What could be causing muscle and joint discomfort both arms, hands, thighs?

What could be causing muscle and joint discomfort both arms, hands, thighs?

Myalgia/arthralgia: Muscle and joint pain can arise from various causes like arthritis, fibromyalgia, connective tissue disorders, medication induced etc. Without any information about you it may be hard to pinpoint the cause. Consider getting complete physical with necessary labs ...Read more

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I have increasing muscle pain and weakness in both arms and back of neck for about a month now. What can cause this.?

I have increasing muscle pain and weakness in both arms and back of neck for about a month now. What can cause this.?

Lots of choices: Stress, overuse, spasm, electrolyte imbalance, etc. Needs a good history and exam by your dr or urgent care to narrow down and make good treatment plan. For short term, can try local heat, but don't postpone dr visit. ...Read more

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I have had a severe pain initially in my neck to shoulder (for weeks) and now it seems that the muscles in both arms are cramping continuously.?

Neck pain: You may have a herneated disc in your neck or other neurologic issue. Go to your doctor for an exam and, if indicated, x-rays and other tests. ...Read more

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Brachioradialis muscle very sore. Affects both arms. No history of trauma or overuse. Has been a month. Some neck pain. What might be the cause?

Brachioradialis muscle very sore. Affects both arms. No history of trauma or overuse. Has been a month. Some neck pain. What might be the cause?

Could be neck issue: The pain in that region of your arm could be related to a pinched nerve in the neck. See an orthopedic physician/surgeon, or a physiatrist if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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Recently, have begun experiencing muscle twitches in both arms and legs more than 24 hours after consuming 1-2 alcoholic drinks. What could this be?

Recently, have begun experiencing muscle twitches in both arms and legs more than 24 hours after consuming 1-2 alcoholic drinks. What could this be?

May be normal: Normal muscle twitching happens without any medical significance
if persists or bothers you, please talk to your doctor who may do some blood work including vitamin D and calcium levels ...Read more

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My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?

My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?

Herniated disc: This may be caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine. She should see a spine specialist. An MRI may be appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm on Lipitor (atorvastatin) they reduced it from 20mg to 10 now and I still feel muscle pain I feel it in both arms and I feel chest soreness is it the pill?

Possibly: Statin drugs can definitely cause muscle pain. This occurs for multiple reasons. One mechanism is that statins reduce the endogenous production of coq10, a vital anti-oxidant and important component of energy producing processes within the mitochondria inside your cells. If you take Lipitor (atorvastatin) you should definitely also take coq-10. ...Read more

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Taking Labatolol 100 mg 2x day. I do get dizzy sometimes, dry mouth, muscles in both arms and skin feels like its burning but no redness or rash?

Taking Labatolol 100 mg 2x day. I do get dizzy sometimes, dry mouth, muscles in both arms and skin feels like its burning but no redness or rash?

Check with doctor: You need to check with your doctor some of the medicine side effect is what you just describe this medicine will be wean off slowly it should not stopped by the patient suddenly that can cause more harm keep hydrating and check your pulse and your BP frequently if heart rate too slow like lower than 50 go to the emergency room thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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I have been getting a sharp pain in my spine it feels like a pinch my joints hurt muscle shooting pain down both arms and bad pain in hands headaches?

Vertebral v Rib prob: The majority of such pain problems of this type are due to hyperflexed thoracic vertebra and/or locked rib. Either one causes abnormal muscle function and can refer pain to arms & head. I see it daily in my practice. Osteopathic manipulation can provide immediate relieve in many cases. Proper exam to rule out all causes, including above, and manipulation, can be done by good osteopathic dr. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in both arms & legs, legs feel antsy when I lay down, arms feel numb and fingers tingaly at times, tired, frequent headaches. Any ideas?

Muscle pain in both arms & legs, legs feel antsy when I lay down, arms feel numb and fingers tingaly at times, tired, frequent headaches. Any ideas?

List is long: The list of possible causes is very long. Psychological, endocrine, neurologic, electrolyte imbalance, muscular issues to name just a few. If symptoms persist, best to see your doctor for evaluation of your symptoms. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Let us know how things turn out. Dr. R ...Read more

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Usually just have joint pain. Sle. Recently both arms/hands go numb/tingling. Muscle pain all over body. Severe in arms. Possible causes?

Usually just have joint pain. Sle. Recently both arms/hands go numb/tingling. Muscle pain all over body. Severe in arms. Possible causes?

See your physcian: As this could be related to your sle and it could be progressing to affect peripheral nerves as it sometimes does. This could also lead to raynauds and there will be specific treatments to this as well. Discuss with you physician what acute med options are right for you and to prevent issues with raynauds. ...Read more

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What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more

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Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

Challenging?: You seem to have very complex issues, and I would certainly wonder about an underlying unitary diagnosis. Ms could cause fatigue, memory loss, and trigeminal neuralgia, but usually not occipital neuralgia. Maybe MRI of brain and spinal cord could illuminate the picture. Might also want to check for lupus, lyme disease, and even hiv. Perhaps get full evaluation at a local medical school. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?

Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?

No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more

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Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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W and arms? Hat causes muscle spasms inn your biceps, hands osteoarthritius

See Doctor: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Causes: overuse, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite imbalance and certain diseases. ...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