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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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How can you treat muscle spasms in back?

How can you treat muscle spasms in back?

NSAIDs and exercise: 85% of us will have an episode of back pain at some point in our lives. The treatment is generally non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, light exercise. Physical therapy and muscle relaxers can also be helpful. The pain generally improves over a few weeks. ...Read more

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I am having muscle spasms, The back hurts. What can I do to ease pain.Should I keep my walks on.Help.

I am having muscle spasms, The back hurts. What can I do to ease pain.Should I keep my walks on.Help.

Musculo-skletal pain: Take rest couple days and pu t warm compresses to the affected area few times per day. Also get muscle relaxant prescription from your doctor and take it with advil (ibuprofen). If you have queries shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can piriformis sydrome cause sharp stabbing pain in lower back more to side area of back when twisting to the side plus muscle spasms in back at night?

Can piriformis sydrome cause sharp stabbing pain in lower back more to side area of back when twisting to the side plus muscle spasms in back at night?

Yes: Piriformis syndrome describes the set of symptoms that can occur from an abnormal piriformis muscle/tendon. The piriformis begins in the pelvis and inserts on the hip and can cause back , hip, and buttock pain as well as pain that runs down the leg. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms lower back, mostly right side. Been 3 mo's, stopped improving. No sciatica, don't think disc bulge. What type of specialist to see?

Muscle spasms lower back, mostly right side. Been 3 mo's, stopped improving. No sciatica, don't think disc bulge. What type of specialist to see?

Specialist: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Does pancreatic cancer cause muscle spasm type back pain?

Yes: Some times pancreatic cancers present as back pain , speak to your doctor , but every back pain is not a pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Almost 2 years muscle spasm in back & neck and loud tinnitus in left ear, I used too many medicines and exercise at home, is their a treament or no?

Almost 2 years muscle spasm in back & neck and loud tinnitus in left ear, I used too many medicines and  exercise at home, is their a treament or no?

Try Alternatives: Consider Acupuncture. It is very effective for pain problems in the neck and back. For the Muscle spasm you could try therapeutic massage. Since you have had the spasm for 2 years you may have developed a mal-alignment problem. You might also consider a type of chiropractic care called "Network Chiropractic". It is gentle and very effective for possible mal-alignment situations. ...Read more

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How could a six year old boy get muscle spasms in his back?

Trauma: Usually from an injury, either blunt trauma or strain from lifting or overuse.Rest, Ibuprofen and ice treatments may help. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more


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