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Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Peppermint: Peppermint oil can help as it acts as a smooth muscle relaxant. Probiotics may also help, but the research is better for peppermint oil. Hoping you know what's causing the "painful bowel spasms" and not just treating it in the dark. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

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


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TMJ pain, Dr says its muscle spasm dt bruxism. What are good at home treatments to relieve spasm and pain?

TMJ pain, Dr says its muscle spasm dt bruxism. What are good at home treatments to relieve spasm and pain?

My treatment: I am not a fan of today's current treatment for TMJ with muscle spasm and pain. If bruxism is the primary complaint, then a mouth piece may help when sleeping, but they can be expensive. I have treated TMJ disease with success by activating the built-in pain relief mechanism of the skin, with great success. Daily use at home will diminish and possibly remove pain completely. ...Read more

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Are there exercises I can do to relieve leg muscle spasms, cramps?

Are there exercises I can do to relieve leg muscle spasms, cramps?

More than exercise: Exercise means to most people using your muscles, and this can cause the spasms and cramps. Stretching, flexibility exercises, hot packs, even topical creams are the remedies. But you must know why you are getting these cramps. There can be many reasons, from simply poor nutrition to serious diseases. See your doctor! a simple thing to try, as long as you are healthy is magnesium citrate. ...Read more

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Is there any quick home remedies for cramps+ lower back pain, thigh discomfort?

Is there any quick home remedies for cramps+ lower back pain, thigh discomfort?

Sure: Warm shower or a bath can decrease muscular tension and spasms/cramps. Make sure you are well hydrated and consider a multi-vitamin as these can cause cramping. Green tea and other foods may lessen inflammatory processes. Plenty of sleep also will your body to naturally heal itself. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to ease jaw pain?

Need More Info: Is it jaw pain from a tooth or jaw pain from clenching or grinding? See a dentist to get diagnosed. Jaw pain from grinding or clenching can be easily treated with a nightguard. Jaw pain from decay can also be easily treated so see your dentist. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for severe abdominal pain?

What are some home remedies for severe abdominal pain?

Need diagnosis: Severe abdominal pain is not normal. A diagnosis must be established prior to any recommendation. Possibilities include malignant, inflammatory, congenital, scar, or functional bowel problems. It really depends on the cause, before deciding what the treatment should be. Some home remedies may be effective, but depends solely on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

Many options: You need to have a diagnosis first, whether it is a simple strain/sprain, fracture, disc herniation, spinal stenosis. Assuming the condition does not need immediate surgical treatment, simple first treatments include chiropractic manipulation, massage, traction, physical therapy, acupuncture, medications, core strengthening exercises. If no response, consider injections and subsequently surgery. ...Read more

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Extremely paainful back, shoulder, neck muscle pain meds, massages barley help consistant muscle pains what to do?

Extremely paainful back, shoulder, neck muscle pain meds, massages barley help consistant muscle pains what to do?

See details: See a doctor, have the issue evaluated to determine the cause and then you will know your options. A rheumatologist is a good place to start. It may be fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What is remedy for sore muscles from stress and frozen shoulder/inflamed tendon?

What is remedy for sore muscles from stress and frozen shoulder/inflamed tendon?

Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Are epsom salt baths good for muscle spasms and lower back pain?

Are epsom salt baths good for muscle spasms and lower back pain?

It's the water: taking a warm bath or soak can help relax muscles. The addition of Epsom salts does not add any therapeutic benefits ...Read more

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What are some remedies for muscle sores after intense workout?

What are some remedies for muscle sores after intense workout?

Hydration: Need fluid intake and stretching and heat will also help ...Read more

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What are home remedies for osteoarthritic pain flare?

What are home remedies for osteoarthritic pain flare?

Treat OA at home.: For home remedies, the mainstay may simply be a heating pad. Although the joints themselves feel hot, and this recommendation then may seem counterintuitive, applying heat will help to circulate out the byproducts of inflammation locally, those that contribute to the pain. ...Read more

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Can sinuses/ allergies cause ongoing back neck stiffness? Apart from Epsom salt baths (which makes my muscles spasm), what are some other ways to find relief?

Can sinuses/ allergies cause ongoing back neck stiffness? Apart from Epsom salt baths (which makes my muscles spasm), what are some other ways to find relief?

Yes: Inflammation of the nose and sinuses can cause non-specific neck pain. If true, then effectively treating the sinus issues will lead to more lasting relief. If you haven't already, consider seeing and Allergist for complete evaluation and possible treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I relieve painful muscle spasms in leg?

How can I relieve painful muscle spasms in leg?

Massage: Massage and stretch the leg, make sure you are well hydrated. Sometimes magnesium supplements are helpful. Potassium deficiencies are also an issue but i would not self supplement potassium oher than a bananna without a doctors recommendation. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis pain?

Natural supplements: There's always anti inflammatories such as Motrin or Ibuprofen that you could try. I've come across some research that looked into glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. You could get these at any pharmacy or vitamin shop. Rest is key. ...Read more

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What are good remedies for super sore muscles from extreme workout?

What are  good remedies for super sore muscles from extreme workout?

Ice : Ice is great for decreasing pain and swelling acutely. Immerse an extremity in an icebath, rub the affected area with ice, or place a frozen bag of corn or gel pack on the area for 15-20 min every couple hours the first day or two. ...Read more

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I have several arthritic knuckles that periodically cause distracting pain. Any home remedies? Stretches, etc.?

I have several arthritic knuckles that periodically cause distracting pain. Any home remedies? Stretches, etc.?

Arthritic knuckles: Try hand exercises by relaxing your hand. Start with your fingers straight and close together. Bend the end and middle joints of your fingers. Keep your wrist and knuckles straight. Moving slowly and smoothly, return your hand to the starting position. Repeat with your other hand. If you can, perform multiple repetitions of this exercise on each hand. Also try anti-inflammatory meds or splinting. ...Read more

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What are remedies on paraspinal muscle spasms?

Treatment of spasm: Treatment of paravertebral muscle spasm includes pharmacological (muscle relaxants) and non-pharmacological such as heating pad, massage, physical therapy and stretching. ...Read more

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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more