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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

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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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. ?

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. ?

Several Things: Did you have an injury or just over time. The neck and shoulder are common areas of overuse or strain. This can lead to muscle tightness and spasm. Referred pain into the arms could be nerve related. A nice warm shower, massage to loosen the muscles might help to take the edge off. See your doctor for an evaluation to be sure nothing is serious then physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more