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How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

Rest, ice: Usually the best thing to do is rest the area and use ice to
decrease the spasm.
For more difficult cases, other treatments including physical therapy, massage, muscle relaxants and trigger point injections
can help. ...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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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

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

Try magnesium: Tablets over the counter or get your Dr to prescribe it or muscle relaxer prescription. You could also try potassium supplement and see if that helps. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How can I get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back?

How can I get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back?

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

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What do I do to get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back been over 3 months?

What do I do to get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back been over 3 months?

Exercise, therapy: Try regular aerobic exercise (heart rate over 100, minimum 30 minutes nonstop 3 times/week), back stretching, core (tummy and back muscle) strengthening. A physical therapist can train you in proper techique. ...Read more

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How to get rid of muscle stiffness in shoulders and neck which happens next day morning after a heavy excerxise previous nite.

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 more

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How to get rid of muscle spasm or cramp in foot?

How to get rid of muscle spasm or cramp in foot?

Water: You should check to see how much water you are drinking. You should also see if you are getting enough potassium into your body. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of muscle spasm?

How do I get rid of muscle spasm?

Ice and stretching: Muscle spasms can be diminished by gentle stretching and icing. ...Read more

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How to get rid of full body muscle spasms? I'm in a lot of pain

How to get rid of full body muscle spasms? I'm in a lot of pain

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 more

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How do I get rid of muscle spasms under armpit?

How do I get rid of muscle spasms under armpit?

See your doctor: Sounds very uncomfortable, please see your doctor to assure this is not something more serious than an armpit cramp>>>. ...Read more

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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

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How can you get rid of a calf muscle spasm?

How can you get rid of a calf muscle spasm?

Stretch: Stretching is the best way to prevent spasm. Also making sure you get adequate potassium in your diet. Bananas are a great source of potassium. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a muscle ache in my neck?

Neck pain: Muscle pain can be made better with a stretching, anti inflammatory and ice program also slow and gradual return to activities. ...Read more

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Someone I know hurt neck. Muscle spasms and twitching?

Someone I know hurt neck. Muscle spasms and twitching?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Why/how would a minor panic attack cause a head/neck muscle spasm?

Possibly: Anxiety often causes the tensing or spasming of muscles, particularly in the neck. If this continues or is particularly annoying, talk to your doctor of chiropractor about it. ...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