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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for muscle spasm?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for muscle spasm?

It depend: Fortunately, muscle strains usually heal with time in a couple of days or weeks because muscles in the lower back have a good blood supply to bring the necessary nutrients and proteins for healing to take place.If the pain is severe, the patient may be advised to rest, but for no more than one to two days. Pain medications and applying ice or heat may all help alleviate the pain. ...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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Is there any OTC or home treatment that is effective for relieving chronic muscle spasms in the calves?

Is there any OTC or home treatment that is effective for relieving chronic muscle spasms in the calves?

Muscle spasms: Muscle spasms can be due to low magnesium levels. Use a chelated magnesium and calcium supplement to help. Also decrease your caffeine intake and drink more water. ...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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Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching), as well as anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more

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My fiance had muscle spasms b4.On hers shoulders.She is realii fine now aftr getting treatment.Any ideas how can I help her prevent her gettin it agn?

My fiance had muscle spasms b4.On hers shoulders.She is realii fine now aftr getting treatment.Any ideas how can I help her prevent her gettin it agn?

Multifactorial: Couple of ways. First, work on decreasing stressors - behavioral approach. Muscle spasms in the shoulders are often exacerbated by stress. Second, regular stretches and exercise. Third, use of modalities like electrostimulation, freeze it, and warm compresses. Fourth, anti-inflammatories. Always get check with your physician to rule out underlying etiologies. ...Read more

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High blood sugars and muscle spasms and cramps treatment ?

High blood sugars and muscle spasms and cramps treatment ?

Treatment depends on: whether you are an established diabetic, or just starting to be one, or just sick from other things like viruses and allergies. High blood sugar is usually a warning sign of diabetes, but other hormonal conditions can cause that. Or high intake of sugars. Are you on insulin? or are you an athlete or body-builder on steroids? Need more info my friend. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vaginal muscle spasms?

What is the treatment for vaginal muscle spasms?

Vaginismus: Vaginismus are involuntary muscle spasm of outer third of vagina. Management is mainly with biofeedback and counseling. You should talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for rickets and muscle spasms?

What is a good treatment for rickets and muscle spasms?

Cause??: The most common cause of rickets is severe vitamin d deficiency. Muscle spasms associated with rickets are usually because of low calcium which can happen with early vitamin d treatment. Kids often need extra calcium. With muscle spasms and rickets, your doctor needs to be made aware asap because if the cause is low calcium that may be very dangerous and requires immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Will back muscle spasms get better on there own or should I seek treatment?

Usually resolves: Back pain and spasms almost always resolve on your own, so it's perfectly reasonable to give it time and try ice/heat, stretches, massage, and NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve). Do see a physician if it's been over 2 - 3 weeks, or if the pain is intractable. ...Read more

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I have a friend who is experiencing hemifacial muscle spasms. What's the treatment for this? Is there any specialist in Arkansas?

I have a friend who is experiencing hemifacial muscle spasms. What's the treatment for this? Is there any specialist in Arkansas?

UAMS: The University of Arkansas has a special clinic for movement disorders including hemifacial spasm. They are the experts to whom your friend might consider consulting. https://uamshealth.com/medicalservices/neurosciences/neurology/movementdisorders/ ...Read more

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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


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