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Can you die from muscle spasm?

Can you die from muscle spasm?

Depends: Spasms of the laryngeal muscle could cause death. However muscle spasm is a very rare cause of death unless it is part of an other illness, e.g., tetanus, rabies, severe hypocalcemia etc. ...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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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm lead to death?

Can muscle spasm lead to death?

VERY rarely: For 99.999% of us, no, muscle spasms will never kill us. If you have some underlying neurological condition with extraordinary generalized muscle spasticity, or if you have never been vaccinated against tetanus, in either case you really need help, but these are the only conceivable instances where spasms could kill you. Muscle spasm is very treatable, ask your doctor for help with this. ...Read more

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I get muscle spasms. They start in my lower back and jerk my knees up. They last for hours and make me want to die. I've had them for almost 5 years.?

I get muscle spasms. They start in my lower back and jerk my knees up. They last for hours and make me want to die. I've had them for almost 5 years.?

Radicular pain: Likely radicular pain, coming from spine. I would get an MRI of lumbar spine to see if its a disk problem or other cause which can pinch the nerve. treatment is NSAIDs, PT and anti neuropathic medications ...Read more

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I just realized when I have a lower back pain like a muscle spasm I wake up out my sleep gasping for air and feels like I'm gonna die in my sleep?

I just realized when I have a lower back pain like a muscle spasm I wake up out my sleep gasping for air and feels like I'm gonna die in my sleep?

Discuss these: Symptoms with your doctor. Muscle spasms just in of themselves do not lead to "gasping for air." there may be an anxiety attack causing some of this, or may be some other issues. ...Read more

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Have disc-degenitrive disease with l4, and L5 rupture without physical therapy, with recent severe muscle spasms through-out body with un-biopsied nodules in both lungs totalling! 5, cancelled pulmonary specialist appt due to fathers recent death and mov

Have disc-degenitrive disease with l4, and L5 rupture without physical therapy, with recent severe muscle spasms through-out body with un-biopsied nodules in both lungs totalling! 5, cancelled pulmonary specialist appt due to fathers recent death and mov

You: You have two major issues going on and you need to have an immediate medical evaluation. Please call the nearest hospital/doctor referral line, and ask for a neurosurgeon and a pulmonologist. It is very important that you be seen immediately for a complete evaluation. Please be sure that you have your old records faxed immediately to yourself or your new doctors so that your care is not delayed. ...Read more

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Wats muscle spasms?

Wats muscle spasms?

Spadm explaination: Involuntary sustained contraction of muscle without relaxation phase of skeletal muscle our motion is a combination of contraction and relaxation of groups of muscle no contrtactiona paralysis no relaxation spasm paralysis of a different sort. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

What causes muscle spasms?

Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle spasms. The most likely causes of these involuntary nerve impulses would be nerve root impingement of electolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Various: Acute biomechanical stress and overuse, genetic causes, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic asymmetric body postures can all participate, in varying amounts, to occurrence of muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What is a muscle spasm?

Muscle Spasm: A sudden tightening of any muscle is a muscle spasm. This can be caused by excessive use or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is a Muscle spasm?

What is a Muscle spasm?

Irritated Muscle: Generally a muscle spasm is an irritation of that muscle. Sometimes this results in an abnormal continuation of muscle tension that results in pain longer than expected. Muscle spasms have a reason, its your body's way of telling you not to do what you just did. ...Read more

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How can I treat muscle spasm?

How can I treat muscle spasm?

Stretch: This depends on what's causing the muscle spasm. Usually pain from muscle spasm can be relieved with gentle massage/stretching, alternating ice/heat, medication, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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How do I treat a muscle spasm?

Heat and TENS: Heat and trascutaneous electrical nerve stimulation also help with muscle spasms. ...Read more

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How long can a muscle spasm last?

Until muscle tires: A spasm can be fleeting or sustained, depending on what is causing it. An extreme example is sustained electric shock will cause spasm as long as the shock lasts. If there is a stimulus, such as a back muscle injury, use of the muscle will cause it to spasm. In this case the spasm will and go. This situation can persist for weeks because in spasming the muscles further injures itself. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasms?

What causes painful muscle spasms?

Lack of circulation: Most muscle spasms will happen after workingout due to the lack of good blood circulation in the muscle. By stretching and doing a lighter workout you should be able to avoid these cramps as you develop new blood vessels. If changing your routine does not remedy the cramping consult your doctor. There are other causes that wll be need to be checked. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get muscle spasm?

There are many cause: There are many causes of muscle spasm. This is a common problem and could indicate local injury or relate to a more chronic condition. An evaluation by a physician is important to assess the source of symptoms and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What food avoid having muscle spasm?

What food avoid having muscle spasm?

????: Sorry, your post cannot be understood. Please explain your question IN DETAIL (5 words aren't enough) to a native speaker of English and have that person post your question for you. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Pain: Usually muscle spasm is the bodies attempt to stabilize a bone or joint that hurts. It is seen most often in association with back and neck pain. As the muscle spasm continues, metabolites of muscle contraction build up in the muscle which add more soreness to the pain. Treatments can be aimed at reliving the source of the pain or relaxing the muscle spasm. ...Read more

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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle (s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more