Doctor insights on: How to get rid of neck muscle spasms
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
How do I get rid of muscle spasms/twitches from the back of my neck and head? It's annoying and hard to sleep with
I was diagnosed with GAD and neck muscle spasm. I get daily chtonic headaches due to the spasm but I fear Brain tumor. Dr won't send m for mri. Help?
Second opinion: Chronic headache might cause anyone to worry. In satisfying differential diagnostic problems, doctors properly examine & test patients to rule in & rule out disorders. When no organic causes are discovered, only then should functional & psychological disorders rise to top of differential list. Sometimes definitive studies, including imaging studies, are therapeutic; as negative results are shown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretching, modality: Learning a good stretching regimine for your back is the foundation of good back health. Also making sure you have good back support when you sit and good shock absorbing shoes. Use of modalities such as ice, heat or electrical stimuation therapy (tens) are also helpful. ...Read more
How to get rid of muscle stiffness in shoulders and neck which happens next day morning after a heavy excerxise previous nite.
Muscle relaxation: Hot packs, hot showers and massage are quite effective. Sometimes alternating heat and cold packs can be useful. Rubbing the sore muscle with an ice pack can help. Must learn how not to abuse muscles with heavy exercise and use an athletic trainer to teach you.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor NOW: Full body muscle spasms are unusual and could be due to very serious problems like low calcium or low potassium, or neurologic disease. It's important to find the cause so see a doctor as soon as possible! magnesium & muscle relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap & drugs can help, but its essential to find the cause-if you have low potassium then you need potassium (& tests to see why it's low) etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a constant muscle spasm in my left buttock, there is no pain at all, and I had it for at least a week? What and why and how to get rid of it?
Muscle Spasm: Muscle spasm can be due to many causes. It can be an electrolyte disturbance, over-activity, nerve irritation and many others. The usual care for any acute injury is rest, ice, and mild stretching. Injuries to muscles usually heal pretty well and quickly. If any muscle issues are present for more than a few weeks, a more in-depth evaluation maybe necessary to identify the cause. ...Read more
Muscle Twitching: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...Read more
Muscle spasm all over body tests done on muscles and nerves! Both normal also pulsate feeling everywhere! Buspirone get rid of all this anxiety feeling?
Anterior neck muscle spasms, pain from fatigue of spasms, hospital 2 days no dr's have checked us yet, resident dr's don't know what's wrong.
Probable torticollis: Muscle spasm in a young woman is rarely a serious problem, but assuming that there was no trauma and an x-ray of the neck was unremarkable, treatment is the key. Warm compresses, gentle stretching and range of movement exercises and occasionally anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxers should be able to get you home and recuperating. ...Read more
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
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