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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury ...Read more

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head?  Could it stop it spasming?

Stress and spasm: Muscle spasms can be the result of tension. Massage can be helpful in the acute stage of a muscle spasm. Progressive muscle relaxation can be a tool that you can learn from a stress management program or from a recording, or stress reduction workbook, or an app. ...Read more

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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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After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

Bile leak: I always worry about a bile leak after a cholecystectomy. I would be urgently evaluated by the surgeon who performed the surgery, if it continues to be of discomfort for you through the night, have a very low threshold for being emergently evaluated in the emergency department by an ER doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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I've herniated discs in the past. A few days ago I was leaning and then I was on my knees in pain. It's been 4 days and it still is spasming. Help!

I've herniated discs in the past. A few days ago I was leaning and then I was on my knees in pain. It's been 4 days and it still is spasming.  Help!

Back pain: Is one of the most common presenting symptoms in the Office and the Emergency room. With your pre-existing History of the Herniated discs, you are certainly more susceptible to pains in your back. See your Doctor and maybe a good Physical therapy program designed for you as well as some medications after a physical exam can be of benefit to you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will a vasodilators stop my arteries from spasming?

Will a vasodilators stop my arteries from spasming?

Raynauds: In the setting of some clinical conditions, vasodialtors can treat the symptoms of vasospasm, etc. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Are you under stress: Or tension? Just as the muscles of the neck can tighten with stress - the muscles on the skull can too. ...Read more

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My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

Toe hurts: Sometimes the spasm is the overuse of the intrinsic muscles of the foot. See your podiatrist as it may indicate a biomechanical abnormality. ...Read more

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What could be causing my upper arm to my elbow to keep spasming?

What could be causing my upper arm to my elbow to keep spasming?

Could be siezures.: Siezures can be manifested by spasms in muscles anywhere. Doesn't have to be like an epileptic siezure where you lose consciousness and bite your tongue. See your doctor! ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming. Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming.  Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

Ok to try: Gentle massage along with mild anti inflammatory is fine in short term. Can also try alternate heat and icing. If doesn't improve over 5-7 days you get formal exam. ...Read more

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I haven't slept all night because my hands won't stop spasming. Right when I'm fixing to sleep, they start spasming. I can't take it anymore!!

I haven't slept all night because my hands won't stop spasming. Right when I'm fixing to sleep, they start spasming. I can't take it anymore!!

Hand spasms: Shake your hands to increase circulation; rest hands on pillows; take a cup of soup broth - then take another cup; drink orange juice or orange pineapple juice for potassium and magnesium; ...Read more

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I broke my fibula 3 weeks ago still painful and the muscle around it feels like it's spasming and tightening should I be worried i go to ortho tom.

See ortho: Since you are seeing ortho for a follow-up appt tomorrow, that should be fine, as mild pain and spasms can be common, especially if the cast is irritating you. If severe, or very bad spasms out of the norm, then call the ortho, but as stated, since you are seeing them tomorrow, you should be ok. Best wishes. ...Read more

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