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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

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