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Muscle Spasm After Surgery
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'm 17 months post op two level lumbar fusion surgery and still having muscle tightening, muscle fatigue, and muscle spasms...Is this common?
It can be: If you had a posterior approach for your surgery, the muscles can be damaged from the exposure and can result in chronic deconditioning and muscular pain. You may benefit from a walking program and physical therapy to strengthen your core and lumbar muscles. Finally, it is important to confirm that you are indeed fused. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Effective stretches for strained pectoral/intercostal muscle? Injury occurred 3+weeks ago. Pain is back after light workout not involving chest.
Rest/sports med eval: Pain after workout not involving chest likely from increased respiratory volume (deeper breathing) that occurs during exercise. A physical therapist can give you specific stretches/core strengthening to decrease symptoms, promote healing, and prevent recurrence. If it persists, see a sports medicine physician. ...Read more
Approaches: Feldenkreis physical therapy approaches have proven to be highly successful both pre- and post-op TOS procedures. Medications can provide symptomatic relief, and have found some success with compounded analgesic pain cremes, especially those containing ketamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can diastasis recti cause my severe pelvic floor/ abdominal muscle spasms? SERIOUSLY considering plastic surgery
Weeks to months: The body can take weeks to months to regain strength after a muscle infection. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: Stretch your quads & hams. Alternate ice & moist heat. ...Read more
Possible: It is possible for nerves to grow and for cut ends of a nerve to 'find each other.' but, this is a slow process. The pain should abate with time after a surgical incision and the work done inside. Sometimes scar tissue or 'adhesions' may develop which can also be a cause of pain and discomfort. I am sorry you are having pain issues after your surgery. ...Read more
How rare is anterior tibialis muscle herniation? And how long after surgery to repair should I experience pain?
Rare: Anterior tibialis muscle rupture is rare. The surgery to repair this will depend on how much separation there is between the two ends of the muscle. The larger the separation the more work and exposure will be required. I would expect this to cause you pain for 3 weeks with several months of sore recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of chronic neck muscle spasms. Now dx reversed cervical lordosis. Advised to wear neck brace during day & exercises. Scared of muscle atrophy.
Probably not: The muscle-relaxing effects of these medicines are most likely the result of their ability to depress the central nervous system. They are also called sedatives. In low back pain, muscle relaxants improve pain, muscle tension, and mobility. But side effects are common. Do not take these without proper directions from your physician as they are addictive. ...Read more
Is any form of massage safe to help thigh muscles relax & relieve pain for faster recovery six weeks post bypass surgery to repair popliteal aneursym?
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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