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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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Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Possibly: Muscle imbalances can indeed cause scoliosis, but more likely to occur in the setting of a neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia or paraplegia from spinal cord injury, stroke in a young person, multiple sclerosis with paralysis, etc). Existing scoliosis can worsen with certain postures & muscle imbalances. It should be monitored for worsening. ...Read more

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Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Yes: If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthening exercises can aggravate it. Try and do strengthening exercises with out weights. Consider working with a knowledgable physical therapist to make sure you are doing the appropriate exercises. Discuss with your md if pt is recommended. ...Read more

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How can someone encourage muscle growth in weak muscles?

How can someone encourage muscle growth in weak muscles?

Resistance excercise: Do anaerobic resistance exercise, usually weight lifting and eat well. Whether you should increase your protein intake is controversial i say yes, but there have been vegetarian body builders. My guess is that there is a genetic component to muscle development and these individuals just have a propensity. ...Read more

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Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Yes: The sternocleidomastoid muscle can oftentimes get swollen from muscle spasms. However, please have someone evaluate this because recently i diagnosed a patient with a fluid cyst underneath that needed drainage. ...Read more

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Can a strained or pulled muscle cause muscle knots in the groin area?'

Can a strained or pulled muscle cause muscle knots in the groin area?'

Pulled muscle can: impact the function of other muscles, including the groin area. Your doctor can assess and refer to another professional to help if needed. Peace and good health. I see that you experience panic attacks. Please watch your self-talk so your mind does not run away w/problems that may or may not be the case. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could strengthening the chest muscles cause breast shrinking?

Can you help? Could strengthening the chest muscles cause breast shrinking?

No but wt loss may: Strengthening muscles will not generally cause breast shrinking unless accompanied by an increase in lean body mass and weight loss along with body fat loss. ...Read more

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When will a muscle strain in the lower back stop causing pain?

See details: Generally acute strain will last 3-6 weeks. However, low back pain in a young male has other causes. Have yourself screened for spondylitis. ...Read more

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Going to do special exercises to boosts muscle growth will muscle growth and bone density come back naturally as i start to eat more?

Going to do special exercises to boosts muscle growth will muscle growth and bone density come back naturally as i start to eat more?

Any muscular: Activity can build muscle. Bone density can improve very slightly with better nutrition and weight bearing exercise -- as long as the primary problems leading to decreased bone density are resolved. Do not expect a full return to normal bone density as that can't happen. ...Read more

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Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Depends where your: scoliosis is located? It can affect the back muscles above and below it to cause muscle strain. MFTP Tx and massage are only temporizing measures. Your best bet is to see a NMM/ OMT Dr. (DO, Doctor of osteopathic medicine), who is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist to help you evaluate the degree of scoliosis, if it's a double scoliosis, and help decompress your spine and muscle strains. ...Read more

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Will muscles grow back after surgery?

Yes: Muscles atrophy after surgery and/or nonuse. Through rehab and strengthening exercises, muscles will typically regain pre surgical strength. ...Read more

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How can grow quick bicep and tricep muscles with flattening of belly?

Fitness program: As you begin thinking about your own personal fitness program, you should consider consulting with a personal trainer if possible. A trainer can discuss your personal goals and develop a program combing aerobic exercise, core body strengthening , and weight lifting that is appropriate for you. You can also obtain some general guidance from your local book store or library. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?

Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?

Yes: Hi Charles That is a great question. Depending on the degree of the musculoskeletal spasm, there certainly can be a curvature that develops. There are many ways to alleviate a spasm. Some alleviators are rest, stretches, heat, anti-inflammatory medication, and muscle relaxant medication. ...Read more