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I have a constant muscle spasm in my left buttock, there is no pain at all, and I had it for at least a week? What and why and how to get rid of it?

I have a constant muscle spasm in my left buttock, there is no pain at all, and I had it for at least a week? What and why and how to get rid of it?

Muscle Spasm: Muscle spasm can be due to many causes. It can be an electrolyte disturbance, over-activity, nerve irritation and many others. The usual care for any acute injury is rest, ice, and mild stretching. Injuries to muscles usually heal pretty well and quickly. If any muscle issues are present for more than a few weeks, a more in-depth evaluation maybe necessary to identify the cause. ...Read more

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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With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

Let me try to answer: One sided muscle spasm means the nerve on that side pinched which in turn could cause the spasm in the muscles. ...Read more

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I keep getting large muscle spasms right below my buttock on my right leg and top of the back of my thigh. It twitches strongly. What is the cause?

I keep getting large muscle spasms right below my buttock on my right leg and top of the back of my thigh. It twitches strongly. What is the cause?

Muscle twitches: Need to be checked out w/your doc to rule out medical conditions. After that consider asking him/her about taking magnesium as a supplement. Magnesium is often low when muscle twitches are a symptom. He/she can measure it via a lab test. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have had severe muscle spasms on only the left side of my body for quite some time now. Been 2 doctor blood work ok. Eye, leg, buttock, calf, etc..

I have had severe muscle spasms on only the left side of my body for quite some time now. Been 2 doctor blood work ok. Eye, leg, buttock, calf, etc..

Neurologist: See a neurologist to make sure there isn't a central reason for this unilateral pain and cramping. Rule out any lumbar spinal stenosis with an mri ...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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What can result in muscle spasms in your buttocks?

Low back nerve root: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spasm, the pain is usually aching, cramping, dull, and the muscles are stiff and tight. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

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So im prone to muscle spasms in my back but recently got them in middle of my buttocks sharp stabbing pain is it something to be worried about?

So im prone to muscle spasms in my back but recently got them in middle of my buttocks sharp stabbing pain is it something to be worried about?

Probably not, since: You are having them for sometime, but do get yourself checked up by an orthopod, to be sure and to see something hasn't developed.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I recently had a baby 3 weeks ago. About 2 weeks ago I started to feel pain in my lower back. The next day (Monday) it was in my right buttocks, at the time it felt like muscle spasms. By Tuesday I was in severe pain and felt like I couldn't move. I had m

I recently had a baby 3 weeks ago. About 2 weeks ago I started to feel pain in my lower back. The next day (Monday) it was in my right buttocks, at the time it felt like muscle spasms. By Tuesday I was in severe pain and felt like I couldn't move. I had m

See ob first: You did not say if labor and delivery were long or painful which can strain the low nerves coming from the limbo-sacral spine. I'd not that, then sacroiliac problems are more likely.
If you are otherwise intact, a, chiropractor or, pan doc, can help ...Read more

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Leg feels heavy, muscle spasms, hurts from toes to buttocks, possible bursitis in knee, Can sciatica cause all this or could it be a blood clot?

Leg feels heavy, muscle spasms, hurts from toes to buttocks, possible bursitis in knee, Can sciatica cause all this or could it be a blood clot?

Not likely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are overweight it is imperative that you lose weight through diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands?

Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands?

Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more

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Does y knee twicthing mean thst there's a problem? Someone rear ended me bad the other day and I have a bunch of back muscle spasms.

Does y knee twicthing mean thst there's a problem? Someone rear ended me bad the other day and I have a bunch of back muscle spasms.

Not necessarily: Being rear-ended can be fairly traumatic. Muscle spasm can indicate muscle strain or injury and usually responds with ice and anti-inflammatory medication, gentle range of motion and stretching within a comfortable range. In the absence of bowel or bladder problems or lower extremity weakness, your low back spasms should resolve over time. ...Read more

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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Why do I have muscle spasms?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of muscle spasms. Among the most common is magnesium deficiency; taking magnesium as taurate, glycinate or citrate may help. Stress (which can cause magnesium deficiency) is a cause. Potassium or calcium deficiency, structural imbalances, toxic chemicals & medication side effects can also be causes. Stretching, relaxation techniques & massage may be help. See comment. ...Read more

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Why does muscle spasms happen?

For many number of: Reasons, including stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation, electrolyte imbalances, dehydration, overexertion. Anything that can lead to neuromuscular instability. ...Read more

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What leads to chronic muscle spasms?

What leads to chronic muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms: These could be work related, or due to certain types of exercizing. Dehydration and poor nutrition can lead to these as well. Certain neurological conditions are a more serious possibility. This should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it weird to frequently have muscle spasms?

Is it weird to frequently have muscle spasms?

No: Many times muscle spasms are due to muscular imbalances but also could be due to taking water pills which depletes the body of potassium.
Consult your physician or podiatrist if these continue. ...Read more

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What is a muscle spasm?

What is a muscle spasm?

Muscle Spasm: A sudden tightening of any muscle is a muscle spasm. This can be caused by excessive use or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is a Muscle spasm?

Irritated Muscle: Generally a muscle spasm is an irritation of that muscle. Sometimes this results in an abnormal continuation of muscle tension that results in pain longer than expected. Muscle spasms have a reason, its your body's way of telling you not to do what you just did. ...Read more

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Can you die from muscle spasm?

Can you die from muscle spasm?

Depends: Spasms of the laryngeal muscle could cause death. However muscle spasm is a very rare cause of death unless it is part of an other illness, e.g., tetanus, rabies, severe hypocalcemia etc. ...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