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Could DDD and osteoarthritis in spine be causing huge muscle knots in back and chest? How to treat this, very painful.

Could DDD and osteoarthritis in spine be causing huge muscle knots in back and chest? How to treat this, very painful.

Symptoms suggest...: You need to be seen by your primary care physician for thorough evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. If a referral is needed, then your PCP can provide an appropriate referral. ...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 can cause pain in my elbow feels like when u hit funny bone- but been there for a few days- makes my upper arm twitch, muscle knots in back too?

What can cause pain in my elbow feels like when u hit funny bone- but been there for a few days- makes my upper arm twitch, muscle knots in back too?

Nerve symptoms: Several conditions that effect peripheral nerve function (entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or cervical radiculopathy - more likely the latter if you also have twitching in forearm more than hand and knots in the back. Sometimes anatomical entrapment at the thoracic outlet (where nerves and vessels leave the chest/neck to the arm can cause those symptoms too). ...Read more

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Lower back pain, daily "muscle knots" in the back of both shoulders, occasional coughing and throat clearing...What is going on with me?

Lower back pain, daily "muscle knots" in the back of both shoulders, occasional coughing and throat clearing...What is going on with me?

Several different: Things with your symptoms. See your doctor for an evaluation to sort out all of the various symptoms to come up with diagnoses and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My husband has a muscle knot in his back, a little tingling in his left arm (the side the knot is on), tightness in his chest, and shooting pain down his leg. His blood pressure is good. What could this be?

My husband has a muscle knot in his back, a little tingling in his left arm (the side the knot is on), tightness in his chest, and shooting pain down his leg. His blood pressure is good. What could this be?

Anything.: The most important thing is to get a diagnosis. Radiating pain on the left side demands ruling out a heart problem. One of my professors of medicine told us that pain from a heart attack can be anywhere from the teeth to the testicles. In other words even though the symptoms are not "classical" make sure that it is not a heart issue. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of muscle knots in my upper back?

How can I get rid of muscle knots in my upper back?

Concentrate: Do exercises such a spull ups whichwork that area of the body. That should help a loty ...Read more

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Random twitching in stomach. New symptom. On Ranitidine, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) and Metamucil. I have muscle knots/bumps on my back as well. Should I be worried?

Random twitching in stomach. New symptom. On Ranitidine, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) and Metamucil. I have muscle knots/bumps on my back as well. Should I be worried?

Muscle: If you're experiencing frequent and scattered muscle twitching, deficiencies of calcium, magnesium or potassium would be suspected. Frequent loose bowel movements may cause some of these deficiencies. If symptoms persist consult your physician who will order the appropriate tests and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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Difference in symptoms between muscle knots and pinched nerve on the back?

Difference in symptoms between muscle knots and pinched nerve on the back?

Sometimes: A pinched nerve can alao cause muscle knots or muscle spasms especially early on prior to the onset of sciatica. ...Read more

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What is the difference between muscle knots and pinched nerve on the back?

Pinch leads to knots: Muscle spasms can occur on their own without a pinched nerve, but commonly occur with pinched nerves. ...Read more