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Feels like a muscle spasm on the back lower left part of my head. Its been happening on/off for the past 2 days. Feels like I am getting shocked. ?

Feels like a muscle spasm on the back lower left part of my head. Its been happening on/off for the past 2 days. Feels like I am getting shocked. ?

Nerve: without an exam, I can only give general information. And, electrical component, spasm, in a dirction of a nerve, in a spot where nerves are generally pinched... implies a nerve pinch. The cervical spine can have disk disease. It produces pain the shoots out from the neck down the arms to the hands.

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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My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th ?

My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th ?

Most likely cause: If the pain is aching or bank like, not accompanied by nausea or vomiting, if not throbbing, if it is more of a moderate grade pain that doesn't interfere with your ability to function, it is more than likely a tension type. I am assuming you have had a CT scan or MRI.

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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.

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Can you have a muscle spasm in / on the head?

Can you have a muscle spasm in / on the head?

Yes: Many times but not always from clenching the teeth or grinding the teeth. Bite appliance from a dentist may be necessary.

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What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms.

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Can you have a muscle spasm in your head?! and what would cause them?

Can you have a muscle spasm in your head?! and what would cause them?

Yes it is possible: Yes, there are muscles on your face and head and they can go into spasm much like any other muscle. It is less common than other areas of the body such as the back, but it is possible. Insufficient hydration is a cause of muscle spasms. See you pcp if the spasm is not going away. Hope that helps!

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What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad position or when you turn abruptly the wrong way, the spasm lasts long after the uncomfortable event is done. In order for it to go away, spine needs to be realigned, and the muscles need to relax. Sometimes heat helps that or muscle relaxants or yoga etc.

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Stress, muscle spasms (face), headaches that come and go Family has stopped taking my health concerns seriously, scared of disease. What should I do?

Stress, muscle spasms (face), headaches that come and go Family has stopped taking my health concerns seriously, scared of disease. What should I do?

See a doctor: Cramps can occur for a variety of reasons and so may need examination and tests. Facial cramps in particular can indicate the possibility of low blood calcium or could indicate the possibility of dystonias such as blepharospasm which sometimes have treatments for them. Recommend consultation with a doctor to consider examination and tests.

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Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head?  Could it stop it spasming?

Stress and spasm: Muscle spasms can be the result of tension. Massage can be helpful in the acute stage of a muscle spasm. Progressive muscle relaxation can be a tool that you can learn from a stress management program or from a recording, or stress reduction workbook, or an app.

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What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems.

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Ping/ muscle spasm in one part back of my head for 4 months. Worried about tumor; not a headache though; no other signs. What could it be?

Ping/ muscle spasm in one part back of my head for 4 months. Worried about tumor; not a headache though; no other signs. What could it be?

Get it checked: You have this Ping/Muscle spasm for 4 months.It is very difficult for us to say what it means.Since you are worried about the Tumor I suggest you get it checked from your Doctor

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I get the worst trapezius muscle spasms and pain between my shoulder blades getting harder and harder to hold my head up. What could be causing it ?

I get the worst trapezius muscle spasms and pain between my shoulder blades  getting harder and harder to hold my head up. What could be causing it ?

Need a vacation: Myofascial Pain Syndrome: get a massage. Consider a professional counselor to address those things in your life that you do have control over, and change what you can. Cheaper to go on that perfect vacation than counseling. To love other must first respect self and believe you are worthy of good for you. Then give from reserve.

https://www.spine-health.com/video/myofascial-pain-syndrome-video

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Should my aunt be concerned about recent muscle spasms? My aunt is 48 and in the past year and a half i've noticed that her neck, head, and shoulder area spasms. At first it looked as if she were tossing hair from her face, but now it happens more and mor

Should my aunt be concerned about recent muscle spasms? My aunt is 48 and in the past year and a half i've noticed that her neck, head, and shoulder area spasms. At first it looked as if she were tossing hair from her face, but now it happens more and mor

Muscle : Muscle spasm are related to many thing, they usually " hurt" and the patient does complain of pain and discomfort. If this is not the case , anatomical alterations of the cervical spine might give you an impresion of muscle shortening if that is what you are refering to and is positional. Diffuse bilateral changes in the neck and the face and head are migh be related to a myofascial syndrome , but again this again will bgive pain and discomfort . It is hard to figure out what might be happening to your aunt . She will have to attend a medical consultation in order to clarify what is happening.

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Could a pulled muscle or muscle spasm in the scalp cause a pain in the head?

Yes: Tension on Trapezius muscle is known to trigger headaches through upper cervical nerves via trigeminal-cervical reflex.

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I think im having a muscle spasm at de back of my head near base of skull help?

I think im having a muscle spasm at de back of my head near base of skull help?

Use NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory could help as first step, if pain and spasm persists then see your doctor.

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Have head ressure on both sides of my head muscle spasms n my bicep and numbness in my face ?

 Have head ressure on both sides of  my head muscle spasms n my bicep and numbness in my face
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Evaluation: The head pressure and spasms could be from a pinched nerve in your neck or spasming in the muscles of the neck. The numbness in the face is a little more concerning though. Is it just on one side? Is it just your lips? Is the numbness constant or getting worse? Regardless, I would recommend seeing your doctor or an urgent care for evaluation now.

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I have continuous pain and muscle spasms on my entire right side body (from head to toe). What is it? Drs can't find a diagnosis.

I have continuous pain and muscle spasms on my entire right side body  (from head to toe). What is it? Drs can't find a diagnosis.

Good question!: More history would be helpful including when it started etc. There are lesions in the brain which could result in one sided pain or muscle spasms., but they are quite rare. I would tend to look for a practitioner skilled in Chinese medicine/acupuncture for a possible solution. Another option might be a somatization disorder related to previous trauma coming from your right side.

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Right and left side of my head hurt along with it radiating to my left part of the upper back is this muscle spasms from the citalopram used to be on?

Right and left side of my head hurt along with it radiating to my left part of the upper back is this muscle spasms from the citalopram used to be on?

See your physician: There are many types of headaches (migraine, tension, cluster) and many reasons for each type. Alternatively, you could have sinus or other issues. It would be helpful for you to keep a log of the frequency, duration, location, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms, and take it to your physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html

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I have a friend who is very healthy but is always twisting her mouth.So bad, that her face distorted can this be categorized as muscle spasm disorder?

I have a friend who is very healthy but is always twisting her mouth.So bad, that her face distorted can this be categorized as muscle spasm disorder?

More likely: A condition called tardive dyskinesia. This is some times associated with a medication taken for another condition. Person should consult their primary care doctor.

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