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Doctor insights on: Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Pain Treatment

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I'm having continual dull spasms under my left latissimus dorsi muscle area. No injury has taken place or overuse do to workouts. Any suggestions?

Messy muscle: Most likely the cause is one of several things: repetitive use, even if small amplitude; persistent postural stress; or an underlying structural problem, such as rib injury, tumor or low grade infection. ...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


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What are traditional chinese medicine treatments for chronic muscle pain?

Several: Acupuncture is the most well known based on the flow of energy through the body through what are called meridians. Each of these channels have points close the the skin surface. The basic idea is to help restore normal energy flow which in turn helps the muscle pain. There are also traditional chinese herbs to help restore balance or "harmony" in the body. Diet-try gluten/dairy free for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How effective is electro-shockwave therapy in relieving joint and muscle pain?

How effective is electro-shockwave therapy in relieving joint and muscle pain?

About 80%: This can be a very effective method of treatment especially for plantar fasciitis and posterior heel pain. I have about 80% positive results with it. However, sometimes the results take 3 months. ...Read more

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Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Size of curve: Is important to determining best treatment to minimize symptoms. If your curve is small, then extension exercises can help. Also, painful scoliosis should be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon to make sure that no other abnormalities are present. ...Read more

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I have severe chronic muscle pain w/ trig points that have exponentially multiplied over the past week. Neg MRI and emg. Physical therapy has been of very limited help. What to do next? Dr appt in a few days. What are good questions I should ask?

I have severe chronic muscle pain w/ trig points that have exponentially multiplied over the past week. Neg MRI and emg. Physical therapy has been of very limited help. What to do next? Dr appt in a few days. What are good questions I should ask?

Refer to answer: We have a big problem with our food. Please do not eat any cereals, wheat, corn, white rice juices, and sodas. Stay away from chicken, turkey. In a week.Most start feeling better. If not better, have your dr do CBC diff, ana<, crp, ccp, tsh, and hba1c. If any questions your dr know how to find me. ...Read more

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Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Yes you can: yes you can if it is making you more comfortable. you need to apply heat, and take muscle relaxant. and pain medication like naproxen or ibuprofen. not better get MRI to make sure that there is no internal damages ...Read more

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How to cure the shoulder muscle pain ...I had a pain on right side and back side shoulder muscle?

How to cure the shoulder muscle pain ...I had a pain on right side and back side shoulder muscle?

Many causes: First you need a proper diagnosis and then a conservative plan will be tried using physical therapy and possible anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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Some nights I wake up because of suddlen leg muscle pain. Really painful and every episode can last days. Fragmentated sleep because of this. Any cure?

Some nights I wake up because of suddlen leg muscle pain. Really painful and every episode can last days. Fragmentated sleep because of this. Any cure?

Muscle cramps: may indicate low magnesium or an imbalance w/potassium & calcium. Please discuss this w/your doc. He/she may do lab work and suggest supplements if necessary. Drinking club soda helps for some folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Muscle pain is a symptom where a person has acute or chronic pain in one or more muscle groups, that can be due to a variety of causes ...Read more