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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Muscular Rigidity

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If serotonin induced muscular rigidity causes the muscles to contract then are the blood vessels in those muscles also forced to contract?

If serotonin induced muscular rigidity causes the muscles to contract then are the blood vessels in those muscles also forced to contract?

Serotonin : Serotonin induced muscular rigidity is a syndrome that must be recognized and treated by your primary care physician. If you are having these symptoms consult one as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is serotonin induced muscular rigidity irreversible?

Is serotonin induced muscular rigidity irreversible?

No: Muscle side effects should abate after discontinuation, which should only be done under your doctor's guidance. Stopping these medications on your own may result in other more serious problems. ...Read more

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Will Abilify take away some if the muscular rigidity gotten from other ssri medications now stopped bc it is a partial dopa/sero antagonist?

Will Abilify take away some if the muscular rigidity gotten from other ssri medications now stopped bc it is a partial dopa/sero antagonist?

I am not sure the: Ssri has caused muscular rigitity. It likely hasn't helped much, with your level of tissue problems. Consider an snri, like cymbalta, which helps pain and mood. Abilify will not cure muscular rigitity. It's mechanism is unlikely to cause more but it could. Do you sleep poorly at night or grind your teeth? If so, needs management. Sleep key to muscular health, Clonazepam 1 mg at bed may help. ...Read more

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Any ideas why meningism causes nuchal rigidity?

Any ideas why meningism causes nuchal rigidity?

Nuchal rigidity: Anything that inflames or irritates the tis tissue (dura mater) that surrounds the spinal cord and brain can lead to meningits and a stiff neck. The most common things are viral and bacterial infections and some chemical if instilled into the spinal fluid space. ...Read more

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What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: Typically if muscles in the cervical and lumbar regions are injured they will go into spasm to protect themselves from further injury this will create the rigidity that the writer describes. The symptoms can be helped with moist heat, muscle relaxants and physical therapy modalities. ...Read more

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What disease can cause neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

What disease can cause neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

Meningitis: High fever, severe headache that isn't easily confused with other types of headache, stiff neck, vomiting or nausea with headache, confusion or difficulty concentrating — in the very young, this may appear as inability to maintain eye contact, seizures , sleepiness or difficulty waking up, sensitivity to light, lack of interest in drinking and eating, skin rash in some cases, such as in viral kind. ...Read more

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What causes neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: There are many causes of neck and back pain including sprains, strains, and arthritis to name a few. Muscle rigidity or "muscle spasm" is often your body's response to pain or injury. In some instances the muscle itself is injured or stressed which results in "stiffness". ...Read more