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Do Symptoms Like Muscle Spasm Go Away Quickly
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Depends: There are many factors to consider i.E mechanism of injury, severity of strain, which muscle is involved etc. That being said, generally, muscle pain/spasm/strains should resolve with relative rest, ice, occasional use of anti inflammatory medication, stretching. If it doesn't improve, then you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: That depends of the nature of the trauma and the extent of damage to the neck. The amount of damage is determined by the trajectory and amplitude of the energy applied to the neck at the time of trauma. If there is bony damage, it may take weeks to months to heal. Damage to the spinal cord my never resolve completely. Damage to the soft tissue resolves usually in days to weeks. ...Read more
Depends: Each person needs to be evaluated on an individual basis. There can be several reasons for your pain. While it can certainly resolve on its own in several weeks, why wait. I treat aggressively to decrease inflammation, reduce pain, improve function and quality of life. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what treatment will be best depending on your diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often BUT be warned: Pain that goes away quickly is usually not serious. Don't eat or drink anything & go and see a dr. Or go to an er asap if pain is severe because you don't know whether this is testicular torsion or not. Torsion can result in loss of testicle unless it is corrected within 6 hours. This does not mean wait 6 hours, it means should have been corrected within that time period. ...Read more
Type of tachycardia?: Depends on how fast your heart rate is & why it's fast. Maximum normal heart rate depends on age: up to 200 in teenagers, about 150 by age 70. Recovery of normal hr following exercise is an indication of your state of fitness and the health of your heart. While abnormal heart rhythms may terminate suddenly, normal heart rhythms slow down over several minutes. Rapid hr may persist for many reasons. ...Read more
Depends: That could be caused by any number of different problems. It can be mild or severe...It could be a nuisance or could reflect a severe problem. Definatley get it checked out...If it gets severe, if you have trouble breathing, or feel short of breath rad to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depend: Is a condition where the nasal cavity is filled with a significant amount of mucous fluid. The condition occurs relatively frequently and is not usually considered dangerous. Rhinorrhea is a common symptom of allergies or certain diseases, such as the common cold or hay fever. It can be a side effect of crying, exposure to cold temperatures, or withdrawal, such as from opioids like methadone. ...Read more
Not usually: Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful. A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medications to minimize the discomfort while the antibiotics are working (throat lozenges, nsaid's, prescription pain medications, etc). Viral tonsillitis requires time to resolve - the same pain meds noted above can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not long.: A hematoma (collection of blood) that develops on the septum of the nose after trauma. If left untreated it can cause a loss of blood supply and destruction of the septum .Drainage to prevent permanent destruction of the septum is the treatment of choice. It take about 1-2 weeks to go away after the surgery. ...Read more
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
I have very minor muscle spasms that have been happening for months. Started Lexapro (escitalopram) months ago. Possible cause? Are they permanent or will go away?
Extrapyramidal: It sounds like you are getting the so called extrapyramidal symptoms that sometime accompany psychiatric medications. If you stop the medicine they will most likely go away. They may go away on their own. Sometimes a dosage adjustment may reduce or eliminate a side effect like this. Talk to your prescribing physician about this! ...Read more
Pain: Usually muscle spasm is the bodies attempt to stabilize a bone or joint that hurts. It is seen most often in association with back and neck pain. As the muscle spasm continues, metabolites of muscle contraction build up in the muscle which add more soreness to the pain. Treatments can be aimed at reliving the source of the pain or relaxing the muscle spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain tightness: A muscle spasm is a painful over tightening of a muscle. It is most commonly caused when a muscle does not have an adequate supply of oxygen to perform the task that is being asked of it. Then it kind of seizes up and stops working until you can get some blood flowing into it again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
These are treatable: Muscle spasms unfortunately may not be curable depending on their etiology, but they are most definitely treatable. Many patients with upper motor neuron syndrome from cord of brain lesions due to a stroke, a spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis for example, will experience increased muscle tone, muscle spasms and spasticity. There exist several pharmaceutical agents aimed at decreasing the f. ...Read more
Muscle spasms and pain inside of the vagina. What is the cause and how long does it take to go away?
Depends: Many things can trigger muscle spasms. Sometimes we don't find the cause. Sometimes it can get better on its own..Sometimes not. For any spasm:heat, stretch, massage the vagina you have to get more creative. See a gyn for exam for other triggering causes. Treatment options may include pelvic physical therapy, acupuncture, medications oral or topical, nerve blocks, Botox injection, neurostim. ...Read more
I have muscle spasm in my trap, and I've had recurrent stingers that go away in about 5 minutes. What's going on in my neck/trap
Lumbar muscle spasms so severe it drops me to the floor and i cant move! What can i do to make them go away? Its been 6 weeks and they get worse!
Low back pain: Progressive back spasms for six weeks requires an evaluation with a spine specialist. Low grade fever is worrisome for a possible infection in the spine. Imaging with MRI of the lumbar spine will provide more information about the soft tissues such as the discs and spinal canal than plain X-rays. ...Read more
My doctor says that I have muscle spasms in my chest and they were going to go away. Where are these muscles ?
Intercostal Muscles?: There are probably over 100 muscles effecting your chest movement with the intercostal muscles being the most numerous. ...Read more
Sometimes: If paravertebral muscle spasms have been ongoing for awhile they can eventually cause some events to occur that could incite neurological symptoms. What kind of neurological symptoms are you having, and where is your muscle spasm(s) occurring? If you are experiencing any loss of bowel or bladder control or numbness in your upper inner thighs you need to be evaluated ASAP. ...Read more
Best ways to relieve neck muscle spasms/tension/soreness from strain or overuse? How long for something like this to go away?
Feels like muscle spasms that come and go left flank. No fever or other symptoms but recently treated for uti. Kidney stone history. Kidney related?
My calf is hard and sore in back due to swelling. Cause for concern? I thought i had a muscle spasm that wouldn't go away until further inspection. Most of the skin of my calf is tight due to swelling which caused the pain and is very hard. My ankle has s
R/o DVT & P.E.: When your calf feels hard & sore due to swelling, u need to check if it also warm and/or purple or red. If yes, should be suspicious for DVT and need to go to the E.R. Or your doctor's office asap, so he/she can order the appropriate tests (u/s of the leg, d-dimer) and get you treated. Other causes to r/o are hematoma/ compartment syndrome, tumors (i.e. Baker's cyst), aneurysm or cellulitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?
SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having upper back and neck muscle spasms after a first rib resection. Will this go away on its own over time? Should I do/avoid anything?
Advice: Yes, part of healing may involve postop spasms, and local irritation but would advise you try some medications, and perhaps some physical therapy and massage. Would start some gentle exercises, which could be taught by your therapist. Ask your doctor for some recommendations re. people who are skilled in these areas. ...Read more
I get sweaty hands and frequent muscle spasms all over my body even when I'm not nervous. They both usually go away on vacations.What could cause this?
Possible Anxiety...: There are a multitude of possible reasons for these symptoms. From simple anxiety and stress to a host of endocrinological (glandular is an old term) or metabolic changes. I would stop caffeinated beverages (coffee, soft drinks/sodas, etc.) and probably see your Pediatrician or Primary Care Physician. The vacations may or may not help support anxiety as a reason, but not necessarily. ...Read more
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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