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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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Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping. Lung congestion to?

Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping. Lung congestion to?

See your physician: Say "pain", not "muscle spasm"; you may unintentionally mislead your physician. Any upper abdominal pain with upper back pain radiation is suspicious for pancreatic pain. While it can be a benign gastroduodenitis, you must not miss a more serious diagnosis, like pancreatitis, or a duodenal ulcer penetrating into the head of the pancreas. See your physician. ...Read more

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It just felt like a painless muscle spasm behind my left breast. It lasted just a second but set off panic. Possibly anything dangerous?

It just felt like a painless muscle spasm behind my left breast.  It lasted just a second but set off panic.  Possibly anything dangerous?

See that you suffer : From anxiety disorder. It may have been a muscle spasm since your pecs are deep to the breasts. It sounds like it only lasted a second — so you are most likely fine. If you can find a quiet place — do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat. ...Read more

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I am having painless muscle spasms directly below my right breast near rib cage, what causes this? Could this be stress related?

I am having painless muscle spasms directly below my right breast near rib cage, what causes this? Could this be stress related?

Many causes: Are they muscle twitches? Could be fatigue or stress or mineral deficiency? They are painless so I guess they are not bothering you? Observe and if worse and gets painful then see your doc. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and have been experiencing a reoccurring painless muscle spasm/twitch under my left breast. What can this be?

I have been prescribed Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and have been experiencing a reoccurring painless muscle spasm/twitch under my left breast. What can this be?

Fasiculation: It may be a benign muscle twitch or fasiculation. May or may not be related to the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Try not taking it over the weekend and if it goes away and then comes back when you restart the med, then you have your answer...(and you may need to change ADD/ADHD meds if it is annoying you). ...Read more

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I have a pain from my shoulder blade into my breast. Is that a muscle spasm?

I have a pain from my shoulder blade into my breast. Is that a muscle spasm?

Possibly.: It can be a muscle spasm, a mass, a lung problem, just to name a few possiblities. See your internist or family md, to start with an evauation and xrays. ...Read more

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Frequent muscle spasms, non painful, flutters, twitches. Had 1 under right breast area. Possible causes?

Frequent muscle spasms, non painful, flutters, twitches. Had 1 under right breast area. Possible causes?

Med side effects?: Electrolyte problem like potassium or calcium or magnesium, muscle denervation, muscle strain from new exercise program or increased intensity are a few causes. If it continues, please see your primary care physician for an exam and tests. Xanax (alprazolam) can cause muscle spasms as a side effect. as can lovastatin. If either changed or started recently, that might be your answer. Check urine myoglobin,CPK. ...Read more

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I'm having what feels like a muscle spasm or even baby kick on the left side of my sternum about 1 inch under my breast about every 10 to 20 minutes?

I'm having what feels like a muscle spasm or even baby kick on the left side of my sternum about 1 inch under my breast about every 10 to 20 minutes?

See below: If you are feeling kicking then do a pregnancy test.
If you are not pregnant — this could just be your intestines — but do get this checked in person by a doctor. ...Read more

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My left breast just started twitching um muscle spasm or something more serious? I could see the twitching

My left breast just started twitching um muscle spasm or something more serious?  I could see the twitching

Probably not serious: This is likely a fasciculation, localized muscle twitching which is usually not serious, esp. if it happens rarely. It can be related to deficiencies of calcium, potassium and esp. magnesium, so supplementing with magnesium, esp. as mag. Taurate or glycinate is worth considering- see http://drcarolyndean.com/magnesium_miracle/
Stress may also contribute to fasciculations. ...Read more

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I'm having fluttering in the middle of my stomach but upper below my breasts. Is this muscle spasms or my heart? I don't think my hearts near this

I'm having fluttering in the middle of my stomach but upper below my breasts. Is this muscle spasms or my heart?  I don't think my hearts near this

Could be either: Here's what you should do — next time you feel the fluttering, immediately check your pulse at your wrist. If it's regular and seems to be a normal rate (generally 60-100 per minute), it's not your heart. If it's irregular or really fast (generally >150) during the fluttering, it is your heart. You may need to try this several times over several days to be sure you've really got it down. ...Read more

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I've been having muscle cramps into the left side of my chest/left breast. Are these coronary muscle spasms?

I've been having muscle cramps into the left side of my chest/left breast. Are these coronary muscle spasms?

No: At your age, very unlikely to have coronary muscle spasm. Your heart is normal, unless I am not aware of a heart condition. However, most likely this is an intercostal or rib pain in the area. Also, could be done to muscle spasm as well. ...Read more

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Just returned from the ER sudden sharp cramp feel under right breast and rib area, eased off a little but still hurts when move dr says muscle spasm?

Just returned from the ER sudden sharp cramp feel under right breast and rib area, eased off a little but still hurts when move dr says muscle spasm?

Intercostal Muscles: Pretty common. Anti-inflamatories, ice, rest. It's usually pretty short-lived. If it hurts more when you move and take a deep breath it's likely not cardiac. See your doctor as an outpatient in a few days if it continues. ...Read more

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I'm 31 weeks preg. I have painful small lumps all over including my breasts. I've had lots of muscle twitching and spasming everywhere, esp. My face. Gp thinks lumps are lipomas. But they hurt. Help.?

I'm 31 weeks preg. I have painful small lumps all over including my breasts. I've had lots of muscle twitching and spasming everywhere, esp. My face. Gp thinks lumps are lipomas. But they hurt. Help.?

Well: Sleeping well? Previous hx of pain with stress? Ever been treated for anxiety/ depression? It could be the skin but ur gp would have gotten that. It could be anxiety/ muscle spasms with a subsequent feedback loop. Getting caught in a neurologic chain reaction. Consider Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg with Clonazepam 2 mg night, 1 mg in day, 1wk day dose, avoid fetal w/d, mass gen women psych site, apol if incorre. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms under right rib cage with something bluging like a hernia below the breast bone. Sometimes i have to push it back in.sever pain.

Muscle spasms under right rib cage with something bluging like a hernia below the breast bone. Sometimes i have to push it back in.sever pain.

Muscle spasm: This could be a muscle spasm. I have heard this description many times before. Hernias do not occur in the upper abdomen by the rib cage. They do occur in the middle. The muscle spasm can cause severe pain, and "ball up", mimicking a hernia. Best however to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Is there any reason for frequent multiple muscle spasms all over? Knees, abdomen, chest, at random times?

Is there any reason for frequent multiple muscle spasms all over? Knees, abdomen, chest, at random times?

Multiple issues: YES. All the possible underlying medical conditions require a comprehensive physicial examination to include blood and urine testing. Please call for ann appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm in chest and back? Which is better — drugs or physiotherapy?

Is there any permanent cure for neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm in chest and back? Which is better — drugs or physiotherapy?

See below: Neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm are symptoms and do not describe the cause, therefore it is not possible for me to advise about "cures". You should see a doctor to determine the cause of these symptoms if possible. ...Read more

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I get a heavy feeling in my solar plexus frequeny on drive home from work and painful muscle spasms when eating in my chest, what's going on?

I get a heavy feeling in my solar plexus frequeny on drive home from work and painful muscle spasms when eating in my chest, what's going on?

Reflux?: Sounds like gastroesophageal reflux disease, gerd. Other possibilities include heart issues. If you have difficulty swallowing or persistent symptoms you should see your doctor as an endoscopy may be indicated. A 2-week trial of otc Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) should help if gerd is the cause. ...Read more

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I've been having weird gurgling in my chest (left side) snd what feels like muscle spasms under rib cage... What could it be? I have anxiety&stress

I've been having weird gurgling in my chest (left side) snd what feels like muscle spasms under rib cage... What could it be? I have anxiety&stress

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of constant muscle spasms in the body for a male, specifically the chest area near the heart. Has spread to teste's and head.

What could be the cause of constant muscle spasms in the body for a male, specifically the chest area near the heart. Has spread to teste's and head.

Fibromyalgia ?: 18y male has ongoing "muscle spasms" & mentions head, groin & chest. If lab tests are normal consider Fibromyalgia & because so many body regions & tissues are involved. See a Rheumatologist for an opinion. In males, Fibromyalgia seems to follow upon trauma & mechanical injuries to low back & pelvis; especial after extreme sport injures such as skateboarding/snowboarding. ...Read more

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I have been taking Camrese for one month. It now feels like I have a weight on my chest & my foot and shoulder have been having muscle spasms lately?

I have been taking Camrese for one month. It now feels like I have a weight on my chest & my foot and shoulder have been having muscle spasms lately?

Hormonal side effect: Chest pain MUST be evaluated immediately- even if it seems like "heaviness". Spasms may be hormonal or metabolic and require blood testing and examination. ...Read more

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I had a pain that started under my right armpit and grabbed (like a muscle spasm)- the pain went from upper right chest, wrapped around armpit to shou?

I had a pain that started under my right armpit and grabbed (like a muscle spasm)- the pain went from upper right chest, wrapped around armpit to shou?

Muscle spasm: You made a great diagnosis. Yes some muscle spasm can go from the front of the chest around to the back. Hint: No heavy exercise, use Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and use 2-3 tennis balls in an athletic sock and place under the affected muscle. BioFreeze is an excellent liniment. ...Read more

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What could cause muscle spasms in my chest?

What could cause muscle spasms in my chest?

Overuse: First, always make sure with your doctor that your chest pain is not cardiac or pulmonary. After that, look at the usage of your arms. Activities such as pushups, or frequent pushing/pulling/carrying of items can cause chest muscle discomfort. Other times, muscle spasms of the upper back can radiate to the chest muscles. Physical therapy/ massage or a muscle relaxant can help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have muscle spasms in the chest?

Yes: Indeed,.... Could be intercostal muscles, diaphragm, or heart.... If heart feels funny, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Continuous muscle spasm in chest randomly?

See a doctor!: Could be many things but what you do not want to ignore is a heart problem. Pain from the heart can feel like many things including heartburn, chest ache, arm pain and jaw pain to name a few. This definitely should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Left side chest started twitching, felt like mild muscle spasm?

Left side chest started twitching, felt like mild muscle spasm?

Chest: As a 48-year-old male, you should see an MD to discuss and have an exam, you are at the prime age for heart disease and do not want to misinterpret your symptoms as a muscle spasm. If you actually see a muscle like your pec muscle twitching, then that is not your heart and yes, it is a muscle twitching which could be from overuse or an electrolyte abnormality most commonly. ...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. 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