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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Colon Muscle Spasms (Overview)

Colon muscle spasms are severe cramps occurring in the muscles of the lower digestive tract (colon).


Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can a person have muscle spasms in their colon?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can a person have muscle spasms in their colon?

Happens off and on: Many people have had muscle spasms in their colons. It's the painful crampy feeling during strong bowel movements with diarrhea, use of laxatives during constipation, or cramps during irritable bowel syndrome. The muscles in the colon are supposed to move gently and rhythmically, to move the stool through at a normal pace. When spasms occur, there will be crampy pains. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Colon Muscle Spasms (Overview)

Colon muscle spasms are severe cramps occurring in the muscles of the lower digestive tract (colon).


Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How does someone get rid of muscle spasms?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How does someone get rid of muscle spasms?

See below: Often times stretching will help, daily vitamins with mineral supplements, increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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Managing TMJ (Tip)

Managing TMJ

Bite on something about 1/2" thick with firm pressure for 10 min to release muscle spasm in jaw. ...See more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Can a person have muscle spasms in their colon?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
13M people helped

Happens off and on: Many people have had muscle spasms in their colons. It's the painful crampy feeling during strong bowel movements with diarrhea, use of laxatives during constipation, or cramps during irritable bowel syndrome. The muscles in the colon are supposed to move gently and rhythmically, to move the stool through at a normal pace. When spasms occur, there will be crampy pains. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Voogd
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Muscle spasms anal. Had sphincterotomy and botox. Colon Rectal surgeon can't figure out what to do. Insurance declined mri. I need help. Over a year. ?

Dr. Erik Voogd
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Muscle spasms anal. Had sphincterotomy and botox. Colon Rectal surgeon can't figure out what to do. Insurance declined mri. I need help. Over a year. ?

Interventional Pain: Have your PCM give you a consult to an Interventional Pain Physician who can offer you either sacral or spinal column stimulation. I would HIGHLY recommend you seek someone who specializes in pelvic pain as there are NOT that many who do. I do so, however, I'm in southern california these days (I used to be in the Tidewater Area). :( ...Read more

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Botox can be an effective treatment for pain relief and muscle relaxation. ...See more

Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Dr. Edward Hellman
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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 just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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My lower left descending colon area has a hard pinching pai, sometimes making it hard to stand up, I'm not sure its bowel, and think it may be muscle.

Dr. David Earle
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My lower left descending colon area has a hard pinching pai, sometimes making it hard to stand up, I'm not sure its bowel, and think it may be muscle.

Nonspecific: If you think it is the muscle, you're probably right. Could be something called diverticulitis (inflammation of the colon). May want to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, and to order tests (ct scan) if necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Managing TMJ (Tip)

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Myth: dental malocclusion always causes tmj. Fact: jaw muscle spam may be a cause. ...See more

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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more


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