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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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Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, back pain, widespread nerve pain, twitching, and shake when using muscles. What could cause this?

I have neck pain, back pain, widespread nerve pain, twitching, and shake when using muscles. What could cause this?

????: Please repost your question explaining what you mean by "nerve pain," how you know it's "nerve pain," what part of you twitches, and what you mean by "using muscles." We all use our muscles all of the time. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, tight right calf, numbness, tingling, twitching all over body, neck pain, chest pain. Assorted symptoms for 3 months and no diagnosis?

Not a good idea: To find an answer here because no one knows you better than your doctor. Best strategy is to take all your medical records to another physician for a thorough evaluation and a second opinion. This is too complex for a simple two line answer. ...Read more

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Back of head hurts, hair follicles and upper shoulders. What's wrong? Seen neurologist. Didn't give me a diagnosis. burning pain.

Back of head hurts, hair follicles and upper shoulders.  What's wrong?  Seen neurologist.  Didn't give me a diagnosis. burning pain.

Difficult case: whatever little information gleamed by the neurologist may not be enough to secure a definitive diagnosis- isomtimes the problem may need to "blossom" before a diagnosis can be made- for example, if the sensation happens on one side of the body, this symptoms preceeds by about a say, the painful rash seen with the shingles . ...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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Recurring red round spot on thigh. When spot comes i get muscle, joint pain, neck pain fatigue, weakness, headaches, decreasing vision, jaw cracking?

See your Dr.: This combination of symptoms is worrisome. You need to have a good exam and history taken to start to define what it is going on with you. You will probably need to have some labs done as well. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain. ?

Fibromyalgia ? : 30's female with "burning aching" pain in "low back, pelvis & arms" considers "muscle & joint pain". A complete examination is needed to rule out systemic disorders such as autoimmune & endocrine disorders. If nothing specific found consider Fibromyalgia. See an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more

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Back, chest both sides pinpoint pain and aching burning feet. My lower back aches MRI shows several disc bulging but not impinging on nerves and ddd. ?

Back, chest both sides pinpoint pain and aching burning feet. My lower back aches MRI shows several disc bulging but not impinging on nerves and ddd. ?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

Many possibilities: Possibilities are intertrigo, eczema, inverse psoriasis, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast). See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Re: Gastroparesis , constant core and back pain, is it nerves or muscles causing this?

Re: Gastroparesis , constant core and back pain, is it nerves or muscles causing this?

Sometimes back pain: Gastroparesis delayed emptying of stomach. Sometimes acquired after presumed viral infection or can be related to diabetes mellitus. Some other neurologic diseases such as dystrophy and cerebral palsy. Some patients do have back pain. Should rule out other causes. Nuclear medicine gastric emptying test can confirm emptying problem. Should see physician if persists for evaluation. ...Read more

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Skin rash on back immediately followed by fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, vision problems, throat pain. Rash resolved but others Persia?

Skin rash on back immediately followed by fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, vision problems, throat pain. Rash resolved but others Persia?

Skin rash: Sounds like could be Lyme but need much more information. Ticks out there yet? i do not know what Persia refers to but we can figure that out when we do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Upper back muscle pain, shoulder blade, what kind of dr to see?

Upper back muscle pain, shoulder blade, what kind of dr to see?

Multiple kinds OK: Probably fine to see either a primary care physician (pcp), rheumatologist, or physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause upper neck/back of head pain, facial pains that come and go, muscle spasms, eye strain, could my meds been doing it?

Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Can tight scalene muscles cause a prickly/sore sensation across shoulders and upper back ?

Can tight scalene muscles cause a prickly/sore sensation across shoulders and upper back ?

Neck: The scalenes muscles in and of themselves may not cause this sensation. The other muscles or the upper back and shoulders such as trapezius, splenius capitus, and accessory muscles of the shoulder that support the scapula may cause this feeling. If doing rehab for neck tightness all of this areas should be addressed as well as posture and sleeping habits. ...Read more

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Woke up left heel pain, left hip also sore, feels like sore muscles, also feel pull down back of leg to heel. Can my lower disc probs cause this?

Woke up left heel pain, left hip also sore, feels like sore muscles, also feel pull down back of leg to heel. Can my lower disc probs cause this?

Exam needed: The heel discomfort is suspicious of inflammation of the heel fascia(plantar fasciitis), but the hip,?buttock discomfort and back of leg discomfort can be caused by a lumbar disc pressing on a nerve root. If you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen and rest may help. See an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Progressive muscle spasms, twitching, aches, pain, joint pains, stabbing pains and over all body inflammation. Possible causes?

Muscle pain: This sounds very uncomfortable - -make an appt with your doctor for a physical exam and probably blood work asap. ...Read more

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