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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Muscle Spasticity

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Is Valium a good & safe long term drug for muscle spasticity & cramping of unknown cause?

Is Valium a good & safe long term drug for muscle spasticity & cramping of unknown cause?

Maybe: Valium is a drug with abuse and addiction potential. It can cause impairment in motor and cognitive function. So - long term use requires careful assessment of risks versus benefits. ...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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Sle cause muscle spasms? Have sle & severe pain + hard muscle/tissue in back/butt. Dr says spastic muscle, but is lupus causing it or? Ana 1:640, +rnp

Sle cause muscle spasms? Have sle & severe pain + hard muscle/tissue in back/butt. Dr says spastic muscle, but is lupus causing it or? Ana 1:640, +rnp

Probably not: As lupus affects mostly certain compartments while in flare, like joints, skin, brain, lung, kidneys. Stretching and therapy may help. If pain persist, have imaging studies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can spastic chronically tight muscles on the neck and jaw area cause referred pain around the mouth, lips, nose?

Can be referred pain: But Need more information. There can be other causes of these symptoms and this needs to be evaluated. Ask you physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can make muscle spastic?

What can make muscle spastic?

Stroke: Muscular spasticity occurs when upper motor nerve cells are damaged, such as brain or spinal cord (not peripheral nerves). Therefore, any brain or cord problem can cause spasticity (stroke, ms, variations of als, trauma, infections, etc). ...Read more

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If spasticity is reduced by botox then what are the chances of improvement in muscle coordination?

If spasticity is reduced by botox then what are the chances of improvement in muscle coordination?

Propriception: Coordination or proprioception is unaffected by botox. Botox treats spasticity of muscles that are in continuous activation or contracture by blocking the signal that causes them to contract. ...Read more

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Will tens reduce the muscle spasticity in legs?

Will tens reduce the muscle spasticity in legs?

Not really: Tens is low intensity electrical stimulation so mainly helps for pain control but a different form of electrical stimulation can help to decrease spasticity which i personally loves to use since it has practically no side effects and pt can use it at home once trained appropriately and it cost about 500$ which is equal to 1.5 vials of botox. ...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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From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. Can it possibly be MS and/or Parkinson's Disease?

MS and Parkinson's: would be remote considerations compared with more common causes given the medication list and current conditions. Check labs first. ...Read more

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From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. I'm afraid from MS and/or Parkinson's Disease. What can it be? What to test?

From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. I'm afraid from MS and/or Parkinson's Disease. What can it be? What to test?

Check Mg++ / K+: If either is low you can get muscle cramps. Additional tests would include kidney function, thyroid function. assessment of circulation in the legs, EMG-NCS and possibly an MRI of the lumbar region. Rule out the obvious first ( on HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) ) ...Read more

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Low dose Gabapentin unlocks permanently contracted muscles/fascia(?) in back,hips. Can stretch, squirm in exquisite novel ways. Is this spasticity?

Low dose Gabapentin unlocks permanently contracted muscles/fascia(?) in back,hips. Can stretch, squirm in exquisite novel ways. Is this spasticity?

It's possible : Gabapentin is a neuroleptic agent. If taking it unlocks your spastic joints then by definition you have some kind of neurogenic spasticity. There may be other treatment modalities such as intrathecal baclofen pump that provide controllable spasm prevention ...Read more

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All bloodwork normal except low lipase. I have been dealing with this for almost 3 years. The muscle pain and spasticity and fatigue is unbearable.

All bloodwork normal except low lipase. I have been dealing with this for almost 3 years.  The muscle pain and spasticity and fatigue is unbearable.

Need more info: Spasticity is a specific term that goes with specific diagnoses. I would like more info. Overall, I would have a neurology or a pmr eval, specifically with MRI with contrast; but this is based on the words you used and it may be that with more info my answer may change ...Read more

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Joints feel stiff and weak while walking also muscles hurt burn while walking, but i can fully stretch joints.Difficult painful to get up after sitting for short time, have brisk reflexes. Spasticity?

Go to the ER: Primary muscle problems like myopathy or myositis are associated with decreased reflexes. Spasticity and increased reflexes are suspicious for spinal cord disease. It may also be associated with a drug reaction referred to as serotonin syndrome. You need to see your doctor or go to the er as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Need muscle relaxers for pain I have spastic cerebral palsy n I'm in pain daily can't afford doctor I need help?

Need muscle relaxers for pain I have spastic cerebral palsy n I'm in pain daily can't afford doctor I need help?

Resources in your: area include: http://www.freemedicalsearch.org/cit/de-clayton. It would be unusual for you not to have been offered transition services through public school for employment through DE's ADA agency & for adult health care at 18 through your pediatric provider.Depending on your level of function & need for supports, you may qualify for SSI & Medicaid to manage your CP appropriately. ...Read more

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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per ...Read more