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What symptoms can be associated with muscle spasm?

What symptoms can be associated with muscle spasm?

Pain tightness: A muscle spasm is a painful over tightening of a muscle. It is most commonly caused when a muscle does not have an adequate supply of oxygen to perform the task that is being asked of it. Then it kind of seizes up and stops working until you can get some blood flowing into it again. ...Read more

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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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Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Pain: Usually muscle spasm is the bodies attempt to stabilize a bone or joint that hurts. It is seen most often in association with back and neck pain. As the muscle spasm continues, metabolites of muscle contraction build up in the muscle which add more soreness to the pain. Treatments can be aimed at reliving the source of the pain or relaxing the muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of fibromyalgia include muscle cramps & spasms and/or shooting pain from nerves?

Do the symptoms of fibromyalgia include muscle cramps & spasms and/or shooting pain from nerves?

Could be: Fibromyalgia is very difficult to diagnose because there is no good test for it, and it can appear differently in different people. Muscle cramps, spasms, and shooting pains are possible but can also come from other things. ...Read more

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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to. ...Read more

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Could the constant stress, anxiety, and fatigue of having Crohn's disease cause muscle twitches and muscle pain?

Could the constant stress, anxiety, and fatigue of having Crohn's disease cause muscle twitches and muscle pain?

Not exactly: Teen w. Chron's has anxiety, fatigue, "muscle twitches" & myalgias. These are symptoms; which can occur in Fibromyalgia (FM). Primary cause of FM officially "unknown". IBS, Chron's & Ulcerative colitis might be varying intensities of dysautonomia of intestinal Smooth muscle. My evaluations have found pelvic joint instabilities in Chron's patients & per diagnostic criteria given in the ODG. ...Read more

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Can Stress Cause Physical Symptoms Such As Nausea, Body Aches, & Tick-Like Muscle Spams?

Can Stress Cause Physical Symptoms Such As Nausea, Body Aches, & Tick-Like Muscle Spams?

Possible : yes, stress can cause a multitude of physical symptoms, such as the ones you mentioned above. However, it is important not to just attribute physical symptoms to stress without looking for other possible causes also. If you have persistent physical symptoms of any sort, you should get them checked out by your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause muscle weakness, joint pain, and fatigue as your only symptoms?

What would cause muscle weakness, joint pain, and fatigue as your only symptoms?

Many possibilities: The symptoms you present are not specific they may represent metabolic problems like thyroid or parathyroid disease, true arthritis, muscle disease and many other possibilities. If symptoms persist further evaluation needs be done see your physician. ...Read more

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Can paravertebral muscle spasm can cause neurological symptoms?

Can paravertebral muscle spasm can cause neurological symptoms?

Sometimes: If paravertebral muscle spasms have been ongoing for awhile they can eventually cause some events to occur that could incite neurological symptoms. What kind of neurological symptoms are you having, and where is your muscle spasm(s) occurring? If you are experiencing any loss of bowel or bladder control or numbness in your upper inner thighs you need to be evaluated ASAP. ...Read more

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What disease can cause neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

What disease can cause neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

Meningitis: High fever, severe headache that isn't easily confused with other types of headache, stiff neck, vomiting or nausea with headache, confusion or difficulty concentrating — in the very young, this may appear as inability to maintain eye contact, seizures , sleepiness or difficulty waking up, sensitivity to light, lack of interest in drinking and eating, skin rash in some cases, such as in viral kind. ...Read more

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Can bloating with water cause temporary muscle weakness, headaches and muscle stiffness?

Can bloating with water cause temporary muscle weakness, headaches and muscle stiffness?

Water intoxication: Water intoxication also known as water toxicity results when an individual has consumed excess amount of water. The symptoms described here could result from water intoxication. Under ordinary circumstances your body does a very good job through thirst mechanisms to help manage the amount of water you should ingest. Ignoring these or taking in excess amounts can be very consequential. ...Read more

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Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Muscle twitch, aches: Painless twitching can be worrisome but if associated with aches, it suggests an actual problem with muscles or nerves. Simple things to try include assessing your electrolytes with calcium (labs) and red blood cell magnesium level. Can try oral magnesium before that (mag malate 400-600 mg per day, watching for diarrhea as indicates too much). ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms that can manifest after muscle strain?

What are the presenting symptoms that can manifest after muscle strain?

Swelling,pain,bruisi: Swelling, tenderness, bruising, localized pain, limping, etc. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing , muscle ache?

What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing , muscle ache?

Anxiety Disorder: I understand your discomfort' the stresses at age 18 of relationships, school, finances, peer pressure, and unresolved feelings with parents, siblings and friends can cause anxiety. Use of alcohol and drugs can make anxiety worse. Please see a therapist for understanding these symptoms, to deal with stresses, and treatment including therapy, relaxation, meditation, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

Fatigue, dehydration: Probably the most likely causes for muscle cramps is either fatigue or dehydration. I say several cases in the first football game of the season in the fourth quarter usually if you are not in optimal shape or you havent taken enough fluids the muscles will cramp. Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more

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Muscle symptoms of dermatomyositis include what?

Muscle symptoms of dermatomyositis include what?

Proximal weakness: Muscle symptoms are related to damage of large, proximal muscle groups (thighs, shoulders) and may include weakness getting out of a chair or bed, weakness reaching above your head or brushing your hair. There may also be muscle pain and soreness. ...Read more

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What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: Typically if muscles in the cervical and lumbar regions are injured they will go into spasm to protect themselves from further injury this will create the rigidity that the writer describes. The symptoms can be helped with moist heat, muscle relaxants and physical therapy modalities. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more

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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


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