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Doctor insights on: Cervical Muscle Strain And Migraines

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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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Straightening of the mid cervical lordosis with muscle spasm or strain means what?

Xray: This is just a xray comment that states your muscles are tight causing the spine to look more flat than it normally would if your muscles were not tight. The neck normally has a curvature to it, when tight muscles are pulling on it, they will straighten out the curve so to speak. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Get an OBGYN consult: It sounds like you need to visit your OB/GYN right away. You may need to have a cervical exam, pap, r/o uterine process such as fibroids or endometriosis. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be working better so best that your OB/GYN rules out contraindications and makes sure your symptoms are better controlled. Low back pain may or may not be unrelated. Talk to your GP doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just started with i believe is a slient migraine. Can eye strain be a cause of this?

I just started with i believe is a slient migraine. Can eye strain be a cause of this?

Migraine: Based on your migraine history, this may indeed be part of a migraine complex. Eye strain is a know trigger for various migraine types. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eye strain to cause auras similar to a migraine? Or could I be experiencing silent migraines?

Is it possible for eye strain to cause auras similar to a migraine? Or could I be experiencing silent migraines?

Ocular migraine: You may or may not be experiencing symptoms of an ocular migraine. Do you have nausea? Photophobia? Any change in visual acuity deserves an immediate full history and physical by an MD. Sometimes women develop catamenial migraines and they can be associated with other triggers as well. Stay calm and see MD you will be just fine. ...Read more

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Could a muscle strain be serious?

Could a muscle strain be serious?

Yes: If the strain was bad the muscle will ruptur and may need surgery to repiar. ...Read more

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How to treat muscle strain?

How to treat muscle strain?

Rest: Muscle requires rest to give it a chance to heal and recover. Icing to reduce edema and inflammation is helpful, anti-inflammatories can reduce inflammation and decrease discomfort and gentle stretching can prevent cramps and reduce potential scaring. ...Read more

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Is there a way to overcome muscle strain quicker?

Is there a way to overcome muscle strain quicker?

discipline/support: Usually getting better within a few weeks, with proper: rest, elevation, ice. If getting worse at anytime, you should be re-evaluated by your physician. If not getting better after a few weeks , you should be re evaluated. Low dose antiinflamitory medications maybe helpful. However, long term use of antiinflamitory medications may have some risk, that you will need to discuss with you doctor. See. ...Read more

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What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

Rest/ice/compress/PT: Initial rest in a relaxed position to prevent further injury along with ice and compression (ace wrap) will hel control pain and swelling and allow for early healing. Once pain is tolerable, physical therapy is indicated to maximize return of motion and strength. If the mucle injured is the quadriceps (top of the thigh), immobilization in maximal flexion (knee bent) is indicated to limit stiffness. ...Read more

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Can muscle strain be prevented by stretching?

Can muscle strain be prevented by stretching?

For the most part: Most muscle strains occur after inadequate "warming up " before physical activity. Adequate "warming up" would prepare the athlete or "weekend warrior" for battle. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a muscle strain in my leg?

What can I do to treat a muscle strain in my leg?

Leg sprain: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, plus checkup by your pcp. ...Read more

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When should I go to hospital for a muscle strain ?

If you are : Absolutely sure it is only a muscle strain, then no. They will most likely give you some nsaids that you can get over the counter after a long wait and costly visit. If you are sure, wait and see primary care doc tomorrow if it is still bothering you. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate neck muscle strain?

What is the best way to alleviate neck muscle strain?

PT and NSAIDs: Physical therapy in association with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (like ibuprofen) are a good way to alleviated the pain and stiffness of a neck muscle strain. Osteopathic manipulation is also an option. Make sure the treatment is coordinated by your physician - you don't want to take any medicine that may interact with other treatments you are receiving. ...Read more

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How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal ?

How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal ?

Wide range: At the worst, some don't heal w/o surgery or at all. But those are the rare, severe ones. Usually by 8 - 10 weeks you'll be past it. But there are so many variables. Your original condition, how bad it was, how healthy you are, how protected you keep it, etc., etc. Live extra healthy - no bad habits + good nutrition, rest, etc., Be patient! Best! ...Read more

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Which herbs added to a hot bath are good for a muscle strain?

Which herbs added to a hot bath are good for a muscle strain?

Yes: But the main pronciple for your treatement is the moist heat. If there's no improvement in the bnext week seek attention at your local er. ...Read more

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How soon after a muscle strain or sprain can I begin exercising?

How soon after a muscle strain or sprain can I begin exercising?

Full motion- no pain: Muscle control motion across joints. A strain represents a local injury to part or all of a muscle belly. Motion is usually somewhat limited after a significant strain due to pain with stretching of the injured muscle belly. Once the strained muscle is painfree to touch (palpation) and the arc of motion controlled by the injured muscle returns to normal, you can begin exercising that muscle group. ...Read more

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Are there herbs added to a hot bath that are good for a muscle strain?

Not Really: There is no benefit for muscle strain by bathing in herbal products, since nothing penetrates the epidermis to the muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more