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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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Postconcussion since 6 months, seen neuro & neuroopath, both shrug. "Ocular migraines" often with consistent phases. Auras->vertigo->think 3 in left of where I am->muscle spasms->sudden bad depression. How can I improve?

Postconcussion since 6 months, seen neuro & neuroopath, both shrug. "Ocular migraines" often with consistent phases. Auras->vertigo->think 3 in left of where I am->muscle spasms->sudden bad depression. How can I improve?

Need psychiatrist: You need a psychiatrist for proper medication, neuropsychologist for neuropsych testing, a psychologist for therapy, and another neurological opinion from a headache specialist. Please assemble this team asap and do as much reading on post concussive syndrome as you can so you can be your own best healthcare advocate. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Numbness in head, migraines (not constant), muscle spasms throughout body, dizziness (occasionally), pain, no vision problems. Possible brain tumor?

Numbness in head, migraines (not constant), muscle spasms throughout body, dizziness (occasionally), pain, no vision problems. Possible brain tumor?

Not yet: Only one way to know is to have a brain mri. But keep in mind that migraines themselves can cause a variety of symptoms. If you are concerned, or if there are new or sudden changes in symptoms, see your doctor. ...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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I was started on soma (carisoprodol) for muscle spasms in my back. I also have a migrain and was wondering if it is safe to take my midrin.?

I was started on soma (carisoprodol) for muscle spasms in my back. I also have a migrain and was wondering if it is safe to take my midrin.?

Soma (carisoprodol): Soma (carisoprodol) is a bad choice for muscle spasms in general. If necessary use should be kept to just a few days. It is highly addictive due to its metabolite which is Meprobamate (acts like a valium) - use of Midrin is not any issue unless you already have drowsiness with the soma (carisoprodol). ...Read more

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I have burning neck pain and been getting migraines daily with nausea, xray says the neck has muscle spasm, could the muscle spasm be causing migraine?

I have burning neck pain and been getting migraines daily with nausea, xray says the neck has muscle spasm, could the muscle spasm be causing migraine?

Yes: Muscle spasm may cause reversal of the cervical curve (lordosis), and cause increased pressure on the spine. If you have a chiari malformation, this also increases pressure on the brainstem. Trigger point injections to selected muscles, with myofascial release or cranial sacral manual therapies often provide relief. If persistent, get MRI cervical spine. ...Read more

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Can I take Goody powder with my muscle relaxer? I have a major migraine this morning and my lower back is killing me. I absolutely feel horrible?

Can I take Goody powder with my muscle relaxer? I have a major migraine this morning and my lower back is killing me. I absolutely feel horrible?

Yes.....but: Assuming your "muscle relaxant" is truly that, "Goody"s" contains Aspirin, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine, and used for true Migraine control. Most HA are not migraines and may respond to plain NSAID or Acetaminophen based products. Seek medical evaluation to find out underlying cause of your back and neck pain/HA to find the best treatment plan for both and to avoid unnecessary agents. ...Read more

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I've had a sudden increase in migraines, that seem to be caused by muscle tension. I've found taking Anti-inflammatories works well. Are there risks taking them? I'm also concerned at the increased frequency of migraine, what should I do?

I've had a sudden increase in migraines, that seem to be caused by muscle tension. I've found taking Anti-inflammatories works well. Are there risks taking them? I'm also concerned at the increased frequency of migraine, what should I do?

Be seen: If migraines are increasing in intensity, you need to be reevaluated by your neurologist. You are right to be concerned about over treatment, which can cause rebound headaches. Please be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache or migraine?

Hoping you can tell me, is muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache or migraine?

Cause: I would get to the bottom of it consult a neurologist make sure it isn't something serious and also seek a neuromuscular dentist in your area who specializes in headaches/tmj. ...Read more

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9 hours of sleep last night. Woke up feeling like I had taken muscle relaxers with a migraine and slight dizziness.

9 hours of sleep last night. Woke up feeling like I had taken muscle relaxers with a migraine and slight dizziness.

Morning Migraine: The morning migraine is one of the most common morning headache patterns, and often avoidable if you hydrate more effectively, limit coffee intake and stress. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w migraines by neuro. Starts w/ tense neck/ trap muscles, eventually turns into pain around entire head. Vomit. Whatkind of migraine is ths?

Diagnosed w migraines by neuro. Starts w/ tense neck/ trap muscles, eventually turns into pain around entire head. Vomit. Whatkind of migraine is ths?

Perhaps not true mo.: This sounds like a muscle-related or cervicogenic headache. I myself used to have them and I can assure you that the nausea can indeed come from a side effect of neck and shoulder muscles in spasm. ...Read more

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Is there a type of headache/migraine that can make muscles all over tight and cause all over body pain, with twitching muscles and nerve sensations?

Is there a type of headache/migraine that can make muscles all over tight and cause all over body pain, with twitching muscles and nerve sensations?

Migraine symptoms: No particular type of migraine does this, but some conditions commonly associated with migraine can. Fibromyalgia for instance often goes hand in hand with migraine and can cause burning pain in the body and sometimes tight muscles or twitches. Migraine auras can cause many symptoms, from vision loss to trouble speaking to arm heavy/weakness, to nerve sensations, but not normally whole body pain. ...Read more

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Shooting pains above temple, a little tender to touch, sometimes feels tingly and pressure like. Tight neck and shoulder muscles. My MS or migraine?

Migraine: You are describing a variety of migraine events, perhaps, ice pick headaches. Maybe triggered by neck or shoulder issues, such as thoracic outlet syndrome or cervical stenosis. However, if you do have MS, why are you not taking a disease modifying med for MS?? ...Read more

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I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, I suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, I suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

Broken jaw: The first thing you should do is see and discuss your progress with the surgeon. Often reassurance is not a strong suit of surgeons. The energy dissipated into your jaw to break it is tremendous, and parts that don't break like the tmjs are often injured (nonsurgical injury). So the healing after jaw fractures may take months. The migraines are a separate issue not caused by fractures. ...Read more

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What does migraine fainting spells dizziness back pain loss of balance muscle weakness and arrhythmia mean?

What does migraine fainting spells dizziness back pain loss of balance muscle weakness and arrhythmia mean?

You need a doctor: That's a lot of things that a doctor would call "red flags." that means that some of that suggests at least the possibility of serious problems. If you haven't had a comprehensive evaluation for your symptoms, you need one. I'd start with an internal medicine doctor and let them refer you to specialists as needed. ...Read more

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I've been having muscle pain, migraine, and hair loss (spots in my head without hair). What can it possible be? I'm just 22 years old

Get evaluated: There are many causes for muscle pain, headaches and hair loss, including stress, thyroid or autoimmune. You need to see your doctor to get a good history, physical exam and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a tension headache & migraine? Headache has been around for 2 days, nauseated, neck muscle tension. Behind eye

How can you tell the difference between a tension headache & migraine? Headache has been around for 2 days, nauseated, neck muscle tension. Behind eye

Migraine vs Tension: Traditionally, migraine and episodic TTH were viewed as different clinical entities, yet epidemiological studies have not been able to find clinical and pathophysiological features to distinguish episodic TTH from migraine. Most migraineurs have signs and symptoms of TTH; 25% of TTH patients reportedly have migraine symptoms. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Yesterday: vomiting, stomach pains, fever, migraine, random muscle aches. Today: trouble taking deep breaths, still muscle aches. Should I be worried?

Yesterday: vomiting, stomach pains, fever, migraine, random muscle aches. Today: trouble taking deep breaths, still muscle aches. Should I be worried?

Flu symptoms: Looks like flu (viral). Drink plenty of fluids, make sure you are well hydrated. Measure your fever. Go visit your doctor if fever more than 102 or if sum not better in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Three days of mild nausea, muscle cramping and tingling in legs, sweats and some light sensitivity. Plus one migraine. What's going on?

Three days of mild nausea, muscle cramping and tingling in legs, sweats and some light sensitivity. Plus one migraine. What's going on?

Complicated: There are so many illnesses that have these symptoms that I cannot give you a proper diagnosis. The symptoms are serious enough that you should see your family physician NOW. ...Read more

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It hurts for me to swallow, my throat feels like it's swollen, throwing up, migraine, fever, muscle aches, major cough?

It hurts for me to swallow, my throat feels like it's swollen, throwing up, migraine, fever, muscle aches, major cough?

You need to: See the dr. You could have a virus with a migraine or you could have strep. You have a mixture of symptoms that really can't be sorted out by this question and you would best be served. By seeing a dr and getting the right diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

See a physician.: Just the double vision is of such a concern that if that was your only symptom, I would advise you to see a physician. shortness of breath and chest pressure is another indication to see a doc. Perhaps all this is anxiety, but you must have this evaluated medically. ...Read more

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What does a positive csf-P66 AB, iGg only represent, I have fatigue muscle pain and weakness trigeminal neuralgia t 2 brain fog migraine uveitis?

What does a positive csf-P66 AB, iGg only represent, I have fatigue muscle pain and weakness trigeminal neuralgia t 2 brain fog migraine uveitis?

Csf: IgM antibodies are the first antibodies to be produced in the body in response to an infection, and is produced in great quantity. IgM antibodies are large, up to six times larger than the IgG antibodies. IgM antibodies, when present in high numbers, represent a new active infection or an existing infection that has become reactivated. Over time, the number of IgM antibodies will decline as the ac ...Read more

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Severe weight loss low bp muscle pain n weakness migraine albumin 5.2 acth, 3 cortisol, 5 protein 8.5 thyroid2.57 potassium 4.7 egfr 60 sodium 1.37?

Severe weight loss low bp muscle pain n weakness migraine albumin 5.2 acth, 3 cortisol, 5 protein 8.5 thyroid2.57 potassium 4.7 egfr 60 sodium 1.37?

Weight loss: Those numbers don't seem correct but check with your doctor.

That said, with severe (unexplained?) weight loss you MUST see your doctor soon! ...Read more

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I've been prescribed 5mg of Diazepam twice a day to help with muscle spasms, I would like to try Valerian root instead, what is the equivalent dosage?

I've been prescribed 5mg of Diazepam twice a day to help with muscle spasms, I would like to try Valerian root instead, what is the equivalent dosage?

Valerian equivalent: Valerian root is generally prescribed for sleep and/or anxiety. Best to start with a low dose of Valerian and increase as tolerated. Generally most do not have problems. Equivalence with Valium is not known. ...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. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more