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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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I have severe pain in what i think is my erector spinae...? The muscle(s) will contract and get very stiff and won't relax for hours. Causes/cures?

I have severe pain in what i think is my erector spinae...? The muscle(s) will contract and get very stiff and won't relax for hours. Causes/cures?

Musculoskeletal pain: You are describing significant pain and spasm in your back muscle. This is almost always related to primary muscular strain. It does not sound like a disc problem. Stretching, heat and massage would all be helpful. If you're doing some athletic activity or workout, this may be aggravating your back. Be careful with proper lifting mechanics. Do you have a new mattress? Pillow between legs at night. ...Read more

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What i want to know can a large amount of lipomas over the lumbar erector spinae groups cause excessive pelvic interior?

What i want to know can a large amount of lipomas over the lumbar erector spinae groups cause excessive pelvic interior?

Unlikely: You notice a lot of lipomas. If you have pelvic interior lipoma it can be malignant. This will be a large liposarcoma. It can be seen on ct scan. They require removal. Lipomas on the back shouldn't cause interior pain. ...Read more

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How to heal a pulled erector spinae? How long should it take?

How to heal a pulled erector spinae? How long should it take?

Rest: This is a group of muscles that are responsible for extending the back and maintaining posture. As such, it can take a bit longer than other muscle groups to heal after a strain. It should still not take more than 2-4 weeks for a simple strain. ...Read more

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Which nerve innervates the erector spinae?

Which nerve innervates the erector spinae?

Erector spinae nerve: The nerve supply of the erector spinae muscles arises from the posterior branches of the spinal nerves. ...Read more

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78 grams of lipomas removed from lower back on each side over erector spinae group deep intramuscular are jp drains necessary on both sides thank you?

78 grams of lipomas removed from lower back on each side over erector spinae group deep intramuscular are jp drains necessary on both sides thank you?

A choice: The surgeon will want to empty the space to advance approximation and healing. If very bloody, then aspiration of hematoma can reduce infection and bruising. Several surgical decisions. Jp are closed system, in contrast to an open external drain. ...Read more

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Why after trauma to lower lumbar causing multiple deep lipomas over L5 l 4 does erector spinae group feel tight?

Why after trauma to lower lumbar causing multiple deep lipomas over L5 l 4 does erector spinae group feel tight?

Not trauma related : Lipoma is a benign fatty tumor and is not caused by a trauma now if you had an injury you can injure the the deep erector spinae muscles which can cause spasm and pain but not deep lipoma if you are concerned you will need further evaluation including MRI scan to establish a diagnosis please talk to your pmd good luck. ...Read more

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Deep lipomas removed from over each erector spinae set in the lower lumbar is it normal for glutes and ql muslce to be so tight

Lipoma: It is not unusual for tightness after surgery over our on muscle fascia. Back lipomas are usually deep and closely associated with the muscle fascia. Tightness after removing them should resolve by 2-3 months if not sooner. If it continues beyond that you should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Trauma to lower backresulting in multiple lumps just above the si jointover the erector spinae group and lumbarcausing me to lean forward?

Trauma to lower backresulting in multiple  lumps just above the si jointover the erector spinae group and lumbarcausing me to lean forward?

Back spasm: The lumps may be the bony prominences in this area or can be a muscle spasm. If your pain is persistent and radiates down a leg, imaging may be needed to help with diagnosis. The leaning forward is a way of decompressing the spinal canal. This may take pressure off a nerve root. If leaning back exacerbates pain, i recommend seeing your doctor and possible imaging. ...Read more

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What will heal muscle pain?

What will heal muscle pain?

Rest, ice : I would rest and allow the injury to heal the best treatment would be ice, nsaids and avoidance of any exacerbating activities. If symptoms persist, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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How do i relieve muscle pain?

How do i relieve muscle pain?

Muscle pain: Please start w/a visit to your doctor to identify or rule out medical conditions. Are you taking a statin drug to lower cholesterol? That can cause muscle pain. Consider taking Coenzyme Q 10 w/the statin to replace what is being blocked. Is your diet good? How abut your level of exercise? Gentle stretching such as w/yoga if ok w/doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I address my muscle pain?

How do I address my muscle pain?

Rest, ice : I would rest and allow the injury to heal the best treatment would be ice, nsaids and avoidance of any exacerbating activities. If symptoms persist, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Willsjogrens syndrome cause muscle pain?

Willsjogrens syndrome cause muscle pain?

Dry eyes & mouth : Sjögren’s can also affect other parts of the body. Patients may experience pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints, rashes on the arms and legs related to vasculitis – an inflammation of tiny blood vessels. The lungs, liver and kidneys may become inflamed; some people develop tingling and numbness in the limbs because of neurological involvement. ...Read more

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How to help a muscle pain and discomfort?

How to help a muscle pain and discomfort?

Rest, ice : I would rest and allow the injury to heal the best treatment would be ice, nsaids and avoidance of any exacerbating activities. If symptoms persist, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address muscle pain?

Depend upon location: You need first to stablish the ethiology of the muscle pain are you taking statins, are you overusing it? And is that is the case you need a cool downd period following by streching eexercises.Need to know which muscle is involved and where in your body is the pain located at.Different muscle groups have different ethiologies for the pain and different treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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