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Muscle spasms neck pain. Surgery was suggested doing pt instead. Was on Soma (carisoprodol) 1xday & made funtional. Now doc will only give flexireal non-funtional ?

Neck Pain and Spasms: Not a good surgery i know of for neck pain and muscle spasms. If your doc suggested surgery before any other treatments, either you have one serious problem, or one all-too-avid-to-operate-doctor. If studies show nothing serious, try mckenzie pt (need a doc's rx), nsaids, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches. Pilates/yoga/piyo great as well, don't need an rx. Get a 2nd opinion. ...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


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I was wondering are muscle spasms in neck dangerous?

I was wondering are muscle spasms in neck dangerous?

Generally they are -: Not. But the reason for the spasms must be diagnosed properly. See your pcp and get evaluated and treated and also to ensure they don't come back. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have muscle spasm in neck thoriac spine need advice?

I have muscle spasm in neck thoriac spine need advice?

Think about it: To begin to answer this question start by looking at pre-disposing factors, injury, industrial exposure, pre-existing disease etc. In the absence of any mechanism and if otherwise healthy, start with gentle stretching, heat, massage and progressive exercises. If not improving, consider professional evaluation. It is one thing to treat symptoms yet another to consider the cause. ...Read more

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Muscle spasm on neck causing lumps, what to do?

Muscle spasm on neck causing lumps, what to do?

Muscle spasm: It is possible. Local icy pad application, nearby area deep muscle massage might be helpful. ...Read more

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Why do people usually get muscle spasms in neck and back pain?

Why do people usually get muscle spasms in neck and back pain?

Muscle spasms: Muscle spasms are a way the body lets you know that your muscles are either deconditioned or overused. If you have spine issues, muscle spasms can develop from the muscles being fatigued from having to help support a diseased spine. I.E: someone who suppers from degenerative disc disease, facet arthropathy or spondylolithesis, can complain of muscle spasms. Always important to tell your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for sever pain from a muscle spasm in neck and shoulder?

What  to do for sever pain from a muscle spasm in neck and shoulder?

Osteopathic Exam: For pain from neck/shoulder 'spasm,' most available treatments are symptomatic.If you've had many tests-lumbar puncture, MRI, etc. which haven't found the 'cause' but have ruled out serious disease, a good history & osteopathic hands-on exam can often find the cause: usually rib or spine malfunction. Manipulation can often fix it.Rarely, neuropathic pain is cause.Neuroprolotherapy may help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

Rest, ice: Usually the best thing to do is rest the area and use ice to decrease the spasm. For more difficult cases, other treatments including physical therapy, massage, muscle relaxants and trigger point injections can help. ...Read more

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I have muscle spasm in neck thoracic spine need advice?

See below: Sharp neck/upper back pain with with or without muscle spasms usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms and neck pain. I went to the doctor and they told me this. Any exercise and stretch suggestions?

Muscle spasms and neck pain. I went to the doctor and they told me this. Any exercise and stretch  suggestions?

Physical therapy: Your doctor should be able to give you a referral to a physical therapist in your area. The therapist can help you develop a home exercise routine that will help treat your neck pain. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more