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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?

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

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 one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Why could I suddenly develop muscle spasms?

Why could I suddenly develop muscle spasms?

Many reasons: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Overuse, spine problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. See doctor. ...Read more

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What are muscle spasms and why do they occur?

What are muscle spasms and why do they occur?

Where is the spasm?: Skeletal muscle spasms are caused by involuntary and sustained muscle contractions. They can be acute or chronic, interment or constant. Sometime we don't know why a muscle is in spasm. Often it is followed by an antecedence sprain and the sprain does not have to be acute. Generally speaking, they are do to intrinsic or extrinsic disturbance of one component of neuro-musculo-skeletal systems. ...Read more

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What are muscle spasms and how can they be treated?

Spasms: Hydration key, potassium and magnesium low levels of thes minerals can increase cramping events involuntary painful contractions stancamd gait muscles often involved ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why I keep having muscle spasms?

Depends on so: Many things, but two common easy to fix things are dehydration and magnesium deficiency. Try taking an over the counter magnesium (if you are healthy and no other medical issues) and hydrate well with water and electrolytes to see if this helps decrease your spasms. If not, may need to see your physician to rule out minor metabolic issues or medications that could be making these worse. ...Read more

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How can I treat muscle spasm?

How can I treat muscle spasm?

Stretch: This depends on what's causing the muscle spasm. Usually pain from muscle spasm can be relieved with gentle massage/stretching, alternating ice/heat, medication, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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How do I treat a muscle spasm?

Heat and TENS: Heat and trascutaneous electrical nerve stimulation also help with muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasms?

Lack of circulation: Most muscle spasms will happen after workingout due to the lack of good blood circulation in the muscle. By stretching and doing a lighter workout you should be able to avoid these cramps as you develop new blood vessels. If changing your routine does not remedy the cramping consult your doctor. There are other causes that wll be need to be checked. ...Read more

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What food avoid having muscle spasm?

What food avoid having muscle spasm?

????: Sorry, your post cannot be understood. Please explain your question IN DETAIL (5 words aren't enough) to a native speaker of English and have that person post your question for you. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Pain: Usually muscle spasm is the bodies attempt to stabilize a bone or joint that hurts. It is seen most often in association with back and neck pain. As the muscle spasm continues, metabolites of muscle contraction build up in the muscle which add more soreness to the pain. Treatments can be aimed at reliving the source of the pain or relaxing the muscle spasm. ...Read more

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How is botox used to relieve muscle spasms?

How is botox used to relieve muscle spasms?

Botox: It weakens the muscle for a short period of time like 3-4 months resulting in less muscle spasm. It also has specific qualities of inhibiting substance p which is a chemical that causes pain in the area as well. ...Read more

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What could cause muscle spasms in my chest?

What could cause muscle spasms in my chest?

Overuse: First, always make sure with your doctor that your chest pain is not cardiac or pulmonary. After that, look at the usage of your arms. Activities such as pushups, or frequent pushing/pulling/carrying of items can cause chest muscle discomfort. Other times, muscle spasms of the upper back can radiate to the chest muscles. Physical therapy/ massage or a muscle relaxant can help. ...Read more

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How do I prevent muscle spasms from recurring?

How do I prevent muscle spasms from recurring?

Stretch: Depends on that cause of your muscle spasm, but if there is no specific underlying medical condition (like a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury etc), then regular stretching of the muscle can be helpful, with moist heat before stretching.
Also, in an acute spasms, it can be helpful to alternate ice and heat to break the spasms.
Beyond that, certain medications may help, as your doctor. ...Read more

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What are remedies on paraspinal muscle spasms?

What are remedies on paraspinal muscle spasms?

Treatment of spasm: Treatment of paravertebral muscle spasm includes pharmacological (muscle relaxants) and non-pharmacological such as heating pad, massage, physical therapy and stretching. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have muscle spasms in the chest?

Yes: Indeed.... Could be intercostal muscles, diaphragm, or heart.... If heart feels funny, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Are you under stress: Or tension? Just as the muscles of the neck can tighten with stress - the muscles on the skull can too. ...Read more

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I was wondering are muscle spasms in neck dangerous?

Generally they are -: Not. But the reason for the spasms must be diagnosed properly. See your pcp and get evaluated and treated and also to ensure they don't come back.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle spasm?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle spasm?

Muscle spasm: 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 utilize muscle relaxant medication ...Read more

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If a teenager has muscle spasms, is it because of growth?

Muscle spasms: Muscle spasms (involuntary contraction of one or more muscles) can be the result of numerous conditions:
Overexertion of muscles
Insufficient stretching before exercise
Exercising in the heat
Muscle fatigue
Dehydration
electrolyte problems
pinched nerve
side effect from medications
...to name a few
growth is not typically a cause of muscle spasms
an exam by your doctor may be needed ...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


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