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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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Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

Challenging?: You seem to have very complex issues, and I would certainly wonder about an underlying unitary diagnosis. Ms could cause fatigue, memory loss, and trigeminal neuralgia, but usually not occipital neuralgia. Maybe MRI of brain and spinal cord could illuminate the picture. Might also want to check for lupus, lyme disease, and even hiv. Perhaps get full evaluation at a local medical school. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?

Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?

No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more

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Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

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Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...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?

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 different 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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I have what I think is a muscle spasm in the middle to right side of my chest is it just a muscle spasm or something else?

I have what I think is a muscle spasm in the middle to right side of my chest is it just a muscle spasm or something else?

Muscle spasm: Causes may include electrolyte abnormality or an underlying structural problem (injury, overuse, sedentary lifestyle), etc. If the spams persist, see your physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000063.htm ...Read more

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I have muscle spasms on my left muscle chest. What does this mean?

I have muscle spasms on my left muscle chest. What does this mean?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Can you get muscle spasms in your chest from heavy lifting every day?

Can you get muscle spasms in your chest from heavy lifting every day?

See you doctor: Should not, if you are doing it regular, should see your primary physician. ...Read more

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What's the difference between muscle spasm and a flutter in your chest?

What's the difference between muscle spasm and a flutter in your chest?

Flutter may b seriou: People use the term "flutter" do describe different feelings in their chest. A spasm in chest wall muscle is benign and can give a sensation of flutter. More serious causes can be related to abnormal heart rhythms or palpitations. If you are experiencing these you should speak to your physician. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left side - muscle spasm in chest?

Sharp stabbing pain in left side - muscle spasm in chest?

Several things: That is a very non specific symptoms and should be evaluated. Any sharp stabbing g pain should be addresses promptly. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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My doctor says that I have muscle spasms in my chest and they were going to go away. Where are these muscles?

My doctor says that I have muscle spasms in my chest and they were going to go away. Where are these muscles?

Intercostal Muscles?: There are probably over 100 muscles effecting your chest movement with the intercostal muscles being the most numerous. ...Read more

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I've had a 2 month expisode of stress/anxiety and have now had a few weeks of chest pain and muscle spasms. Is this normal?

I've had a 2 month expisode of stress/anxiety and have now had a few weeks of chest pain and muscle spasms. Is this normal?

Anxiety: It is possible that the prolonged stress and anxiety have led to muscle pain and spasms, but It is good to have a medical exam first to rule out any underlying illness. You could seek psychotherapy from a clinical psychologist for help. There are also medications to help with this. With good psychotherapy it can be possible for certain people to overcome the need for medication for panic attacks. ...Read more

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Maybe muscle spasm/tingly on whole lower back and whole chest. Hurts to move. Happens at night time. Why am I feeling this way or why does it happen?

Maybe muscle spasm/tingly on whole lower back and whole chest. Hurts to move. Happens at night time. Why am I feeling this way or why does it happen?

Muscle spasms: Did you have recent trauma, heavy activity? Is your mattress old? How much do you weight? What is your diet like? We can help determine cause: consult with us. ...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

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What does atypical chest wall muscle spasms mean? When I went to the ER for chest pains that is what they diagnosed me with.

Chest wall spasm: First it means you should always ask the Doctor to explain what they are telling you and make sure you understand. Second, they told you there was muscle spasm in the chest wall and your pain was not heart related. ...Read more

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My sons always been healthy but now he's 18 he's getting bad headaches n pain in his chest and back pain could it be muscle spasms or serious?

My sons always been healthy but now he's 18 he's getting bad headaches n pain in his chest and back pain could it be muscle spasms or serious?

Consult doctor: These symptoms could be beign or serious. Many factors are important including how long they've been around, how incapacitating they are, when they occur, how long they last. These are the factors that are investigated by your doctor. ...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 of 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?

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 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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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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Are chest muscle spasms a sign of heart attack?

Are chest muscle spasms a sign of heart attack?

Not usually....: A heart attack occurs when there is a decrease in the blood flow to the heart itself. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain or pressure that can radiate to the jaw, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. Spasms of the chest wall muscles can happen for many reasons, including after a lot of coughing, and is not usually a sign of a heart attack. If you have chest pain, see your doctor or er! ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 22, she was in hospital yest with chest pain and they said it was muscle spasm but today her heartbeat is loud and she is lethargic?

My girlfriend is 22, she was in hospital yest with chest pain and they said it was muscle spasm but today her heartbeat is loud and she is lethargic?

Doctors are fallible: If, yesterday, your girlfriend didn't have the other symptoms you describe today, the doctors might have missed a diagnosis. Patients are always encouraged to return if they get new symptoms. It would help if you could go with her for medical care since you are concerned and well-informed. But don't delay. ...Read more

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What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

Heart, nerves: Heart conditions can cause left upper extremity symptoms. Also, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause the symptoms you describe. If your symptoms are persistent/severe then you should definitely see a physician esp to evaluate for possible heart problems. ...Read more

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Weird muscle spasms, sharp pains everywhere my body, cold sensations, especially chest pains. Should I go see a chiropractor? ECG shows normal.

Weird muscle spasms, sharp pains everywhere my body, cold sensations, especially chest pains. Should I go see a chiropractor? ECG shows normal.

My suggestion would: Be to see a Neurologist or a Pain Management physician who'll be able to investigate the cause of your symptoms.
I don't believe a Chiropractitioner would be able to help, as I have a couple of Chiropractice colleagues and they don't do these cases.
Good Luck. ...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