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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. but also have neck grinding noise. what is that?

I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. but also have neck grinding noise. what is that?

If there is some de-: -generation present or even ligament injury, there is noise made with motion. And you hear this because sound is transmitted through a solid ( bone) even better than a liquid, both of which are much better than air. When i listen with a stethoscope, i am not able 2 hear the noises people hear when moving their neck. ...Read more

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My question was - can coming off Flomax (tamsulosin) after the stone passes cause bladder spasming result from coming off FloMax (tamsulosin)? Stone passed - still bladder pain

My question was - can coming off Flomax (tamsulosin) after the stone passes cause bladder spasming result from coming off FloMax (tamsulosin)? Stone passed - still bladder pain

Yes, if...: If voiding symptoms are related with stones, yes, you should be able to be off Flomax (tamsulosin) - a alpha-blocker. However, few elderly men like to keep it on because they incidentally noticed Flomax (tamsulosin) help improve their already quietly impaired urine flow. For details, ask urologist for specifics and details. ...Read more

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What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw . It was not heart. ?

Central chest pain: As described at the reported age a cardiac cause is primary concern;go to the nearest A&E/ER department now. ...Read more

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Can tight,spasming hip, butt, low back muscles on one side cause leg to hurt? Had steroid shot in butt gave a little relief but still feels crampy

Spasm: Absolutely, spasm can reduce blood flow and cause pain/aching in the leg. Not sure why you had the steroid IM shot though. Consider getting your low back looked at by a chiropractor or a DO who knows how to manipulate. Odds are you have a structural issue somewhere below L2. Soak in a hot bath then do some gentle stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What is the cause of spasticity in paralysis?

What is the cause of spasticity in paralysis?

Different theories: There are many different theories about what causes spasticity but the best explanation that i can give you is that under normal circumstances there is a balance between excitation and inhibition of muscle tone and movement. When there is injury or disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), there is excess excitation and not enough inhibition and the tone of certain muscles. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of an elevated conjugated bilirubin with normal total bilirubin?

What can be the cause of an elevated conjugated bilirubin with normal total bilirubin?

Not concerning: As long as your total bilirubin is normal, the proportion of direct to indirect or conjugated to unconjugated bilirubin, is of little significance. It is really only of concern, if the total bilirubin is elevated. ...Read more

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Will quadriplegic spasticity cause global development delay?

Will quadriplegic spasticity cause global development delay?

No: Quadriplegic spasticity itself should not cause global developmental delay. There are, however, conditions that result in both development delay and quad spasticity so although you may see the two together, one does not necessarily cause the other. ...Read more

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Ok, minor CP has caused spasticity issues. Drawing blood is a challenge I get so embarrassed b/c I twitch when I just cant help. Advice?

Ok, minor CP has caused spasticity issues. Drawing blood is a challenge I get so embarrassed b/c I twitch when I just cant help. Advice?

Exaggerated reflexes: ,increased muscle tone & muscle weakness are part & parcel of having hypertonic cerebral palsy. Stick with one lab (pun intended) & educate phlebotomists there. The Americans with Disabilities Act gives you the right to request an extra person to help keep your arm still for venipuncture. Your lab EHR's need to include your doctor's documentation of specific accommodations you require. ...Read more

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What is the best method to relieve spasticity caused by cerebral palsy?

What is the best method to relieve spasticity caused by cerebral palsy?

Individualized plan: There is no one answer to this question. There are many good treatments for spasticity, but which one is best for any patient depends on that individual patients needs and how their spasticity affects them. The best plan is to meet with someone who specializes in spasticity treatment (physiatry or neurology) and discuss your specific concerns. ...Read more

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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

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Can conjugate linoleic acid (cla) cause skin dryness, if people take / eat it for a long time?

Can conjugate linoleic acid (cla) cause skin dryness, if people take / eat it for a long time?

Linoleic acid: Conjugated linoleic acid is a fatty acid that is found in dairy products and certain meats. Current studies didn't show an association of conjugated linoleic acid supplements and skin dryness. It could be due to other causes such as dry air, moisturizers misuse, long showers, and insufficient nutrition. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fight heavy drowsiness caused by baclofen. I took it due to a spinal cord injury spasticity?

Is there a way to fight heavy drowsiness caused by baclofen. I took it due to a spinal cord injury spasticity?

Consider spinal pump: Drowsiness is a very common side effect of baclofen. If you are requiring high doses for your spasticity, it may be worth considering a spinal cord Baclofen pump- "intrathecal baclofen." this can dramatically reduce drowsiness because it delivers the medication where it is needed most. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I have spasticity in my legs and hands are brisk. All my tests are normal. I could not find the cause. Any help. Thank you?

Hello, I have spasticity in my legs and hands are brisk. All my tests are normal. I could not find the cause. Any help. Thank you?

Brisk reflexes: Some people are born with brisk reflexes. However, if numbness, weakness, difficulty walking or having trouble urinating should prompt further imaging and tests to determine if something else is contributing to the brisk reflexes. A thorough evaluation with a neurologist or neurosurgeon is indicated. ...Read more