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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

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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Muscle spasm in left groin/thigh while sitting. Am I compressing a nerve? Where is the said nerve?

Muscle spasm in left groin/thigh while sitting. Am I compressing a nerve? Where is the said nerve?

Yes: It sees like with sitting you are causing compression in the area of the abductors and maybe the gluteus muscles. It depends on your weight and what type of exercise you do, . Running, elliptical machines and stair climbing can cause tightness in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. With a unilateral spasm, it could be the way you sit at your desk or drive your car. May need an evaluation. ...Read more

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I hurt my back this weekend, I have muscle spasms in my back, groin and calve on the left side. Also pain and numbness in both legs and feet.

I hurt my back this weekend, I have muscle spasms in my back, groin and calve on the left side. Also pain and numbness in both legs and feet.

If numbness...: If you are experiencing leg pain and numbness associated with back pain it is possible that you might be experiencing a spine disc herniation comprising a nerve. If these symptoms are severe it is important that you see a doctor ASAP for formal exam and treatment. Depending on the findings and the severity of symptoms you might need an MRI. If not severe physical therapy might be indicated. ...Read more

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Why does my leg have shakes or muscle spasms since I fractured that pelvis?

Why does my leg have shakes or muscle spasms since I fractured that pelvis?

Lack of use/injury: Either disuse atrophy with fasciculations or nerve compression/injury are most likely responsible. Ask your physician. Swelling of injured nerves may resolve with decreased spasms. Physcial therapy with building up of "lost" muscle may also help. ...Read more

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Hello For the last 3-4 days I have been having some sort of muscle spasms around my prostate area, any idea?

Hello For the last 3-4 days I have been having some sort of muscle spasms around my prostate area, any idea?

Not normal, could-: -consider STDS, or other causes of prostatitis.need medical evaluation to find a cause. Do not put it off! ...Read more

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What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

Stretch: Sounds like piriformis syndrome. Hard to describe the stretches. Go on-line and search stretching or physical therapy for piriformis tightness or syndrome. If that doesn't help, seek a medical evaluation. ...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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Should my aunt be concerned about recent muscle spasms? My aunt is 48 and in the past year and a half I've noticed that her neck, head, and shoulder area spasms. At first it looked as if she were tossing hair from her face, but now it happens more and mor

Should my aunt be concerned about recent muscle spasms? My aunt is 48 and in the past year and a half I've noticed that her neck, head, and shoulder area spasms. At first it looked as if she were tossing hair from her face, but now it happens more and mor

Muscle: Muscle spasm are related to many thing, they usually " hurt" and the patient does complain of pain and discomfort. If this is not the case, anatomical alterations of the cervical spine might give you an impresion of muscle shortening if that is what you are refering to and is positional. Diffuse bilateral changes in the neck and the face and head are migh be related to a myofascial syndrome, but again this again will bgive pain and discomfort. It is hard to figure out what might be happening to your aunt. She will have to attend a medical consultation in order to clarify what is happening. ...Read more

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Why do I get extreme muscle spasms in my lower right ribcage area?

Why do I get extreme muscle spasms in my lower right ribcage area?

Diaphragm: Sounds like a spasm of your diaphragm (breathing muscle). This is similar to that "side stitch" pain many people get when running. It could be your GI system though, so you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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For the last 5 days I gave had an on and off twitch / muscle spasm just below my ribs cage bilaterally in the same area. This spasm is not painful at?

For the last 5 days I gave had an on and off twitch / muscle spasm just below my ribs cage bilaterally in the same area. This spasm is not painful at?

Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

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I HAVE PAIN UNDER MY LEFT SHOULDER BLADE AREA. IT ALSO SEEMS TO HURT WHEN I TAKE DEEP BREATHS. CAN THIS BE A MUSCLE SPASM?

Maybe: Pain with a deep breath is a good sign that this is muscular. Take some over the counter antiinflammatories, rest the area, and seek care if it does not improve. ...Read more

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I have really bad muscle spasms in my shoulder/neck area. I can't take NSAIDS is there something an online doctors can prescribe me?

I have really bad muscle spasms in my shoulder/neck area. I can't take NSAIDS is there something an online doctors can prescribe me?

We R not dispensers-: -of medications but only try 2 answer Ur? 'S.the symptoms U describe could B intrinsic 2 the shoulder or 2 the neck or a combination of both. C an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship trained surgeon. Good place 2 start, get referrals if necessary. ...Read more

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I started having a muscle spasm on my face. It is my cheek area near my nose. It has now been over 24 hours and it hasn't stopped. It is visible?

I started having a muscle spasm on my face. It is my cheek area near my nose. It has now been over 24 hours and it hasn't stopped. It is visible?

Spasm: This irritability of a superficial nerve in the face may be due to deficiencies of calcium, magnesium or may be seen with caffeine intake. It'll probably subside on its own. Avoid caffeine and you could try taking some magnesium oxide (400 mgs). If symptoms persist or other muscle irritability occurs, see your physician or a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...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 different 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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What could cause painful muscle spasms in the foot and ankle area?

What could cause painful muscle spasms in the foot and ankle area?

Several things: Could be a lack of vitamins, could be overuse syndrome! Could be poor foot support. ...Read more

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Slight pressure/tightness between right ab & front hip no pain. Muscle spasms w/ very little pain above area. Bowles normal some bloating, annoyed?

Varied possibilities: The area you describe is near the appendix but you sat there is no pain. If you are a female it might be the pain of an ovarian cyst or when ovulating. Watch for fever, chills, diarrhea, or blood in stool. Go to doc if sx worsen or persist another 48 hrs. ...Read more

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After a muscle spasm in trapezius area I notice that when I swallow just saliva I get pain in the muscle that spasmed. Goes into chest. What is this?

After a muscle spasm in trapezius area I notice that when I swallow just saliva I get pain in the muscle that spasmed. Goes into chest. What is this?

Need chest pain eval: It is easy to say that your pain is associated with your history of acid reflex. But your chest pain should be evaluated by your physician and an ekg should be recommended. Your muscle pain may represent residual pain from your spasm, or referred pain from the gastric reflex. ...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 recently bruised my ribs. I'm having severe cramping, muscle spasms in the same area. I can hardly move without being gripped by this terrible pain.

Fractured ribs: Have you had an x ray following the bruising of your ribs. You may have a fracture d rib. It may be a good idea for you to visit your doctor and discuss the problem with him. ...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

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