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Lower Back Muscle Spasm Recovery Time
I incurred a lower back muscle spasm about 3 hours ago. Took 50mg voltarin pill and hour later 50mg k-feenak pill. Managed to drive home and get onto mu bed but now I cant seem to get up or stand. Its just too painfill not even to go to the loo..
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
I got serve back pain, the report says that there is a reduced disc space between l5-s1 level and loss of lumbar lordosis due to back muscle spasm?
May be better choice: Taking narcotics for acute pain is not "bad". There may be better choices, though. 2 vicodins contains up to 1000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) so you have to be careful not to exceed 3000 mg per day for nl adult size. It also has hydrocodone which is possibly addicting. Try regular tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. You may also benefit from a Medrol dose pack. Talk to your doctor who knows your history and your exam. ...Read more
I am suffering from disease of lumbar sacral spine reveal lumbar spondylosis. And loss of lumbar lordosis due to back muscle spasm. What is the reason?
Stretch and Exercise: You should stretch daily and exercise your back muscles regularly to keep your body functioning optimally. This works for the great majority of people with back pain. Anti-inflammatories are helpful too so consider taking fish oil supplements over the counter in that they have anti-inflammatory action. As always, see your doctor before taking any supplement, etc. ...Read more
After 2 weeks, I think I've recovered from knee swell n lower left back muscle spasm. What are the concerns if I want to continue cycling?
Yes: Typically yes it will make spasms worse. Take a break until spasms have subsided then start lifting again but at a lower weight. Work your way slowly back to your goal weight. Stretch well before any exercise. ...Read more
Would there be an advantage of using tramadol over butalbital with codeine for upper back muscle spasm pain and headaches? Would it be safer?
Having severe low back muscle spasms. Can barely walk. Anything besides two tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Maybe muscle spasm/tingly on whole lower back and whole chest. Hurts to move. Happens at night time. Why am I feeling this way or why does it happen?
My husband woke up today with severe muscle spasms in his lower back. Can I give him both orphenadrine and oxycodone at the same time?
Be careful,: Orphenadrine and oxycodone both increase sedation and drowsiness. It is always good to ask a prescribing physician for side effects and potential complications. You also can apply moist heat, passive stretch and squeeze, gentle massage and Aleve (naproxen) OTC. See your PCP soon. ...Read more
I recently had a baby 3 weeks ago. About 2 weeks ago I started to feel pain in my lower back. The next day (Monday) it was in my right buttocks, at the time it felt like muscle spasms. By Tuesday I was in severe pain and felt like I couldn't move. I had m
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You did not say if labor and delivery were long or painful which can strain the low nerves coming from the limbo-sacral spine. I'd not that, then sacroiliac problems are more likely.
If you are otherwise intact, a, chiropractor or, pan doc, can help ...Read more
Lower back muscle strain. Better to lie on hard surface or bed for quicker recovery? Pain when sit, stand or walk. Bed rest for how long?
Not hard: For lower back pain latest advisory is avoid hard mattress & tend towards a medium between hard & soft for more even support for spine between shoulders & hips; enabling a fetal position, which might be most comfortable. But with this problem, which can be more than nagging, do whatever works to reduce pain. Some like lying on couch with head flat & legs up on farthest armrest. ...Read more
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
What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.
I've had muscle spasms in the lower back& told two diff. Things. 2 docs said to apply ice & 1 said heat. I'm confused, which is best to reduce?
Muscle spasm: Actually both are right in terms of using these modalities to treat pain or spasm. Generally ice is reserved for the first 24-48hrs after your symptoms develop and heat is used thereafter. There is no concrete scientific evidence that one is much better than another or that it makes a difference to use them or not. If there's inflammation use cold before heat, thereafter do what feels good. ...Read more
Have R.A. It was raining, so got a pain about mid-lower back. Assumed it was a muscle spasm. Did what I was suppose to but pain only increased.?
I get muscle spasms. They start in my lower back and jerk my knees up. They last for hours and make me want to die. I've had them for almost 5 years.?
The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?
Think pelvic: In females these type of symptoms can be associated with pelvic inflammation. Most serious would be pyelonephritis (infection of kidneys) or ovarian cancer. Bladder infections or endometriosis may cause similar symptoms. Constipation may contribute. Disorders of the spine may be a consideration, but usually cause more pain down the legs. ...Read more
Exersise: Muscle spasms for 6 months requires examination@your young age. If nothing is formally diagnosed I would encourage you to begin a williams flexion exersise program and incorporate abdominal strenthining (sit-ups, crunches, rtc) into your work-out. Hopefully your back spasms will resolve w/ this regimen. Good luck! ...Read more
I strained my hamstring and had to stop running and now I'm getting muscle spasms in my lower back?
Possible: I see lots of low back issues and many are linked to tight hams. Home heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock you entire back, gluts, hams and calves. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more
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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