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Can MRI with 3 tesla magnet power evaluate cremaster muscle strain/inflammation?

Can MRI with 3 tesla magnet power evaluate cremaster muscle strain/inflammation?

Not likely: The muscle is too small. Both thin and superficial structures are difficult to image on mri. This muscle is both. ...Read more

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Could message therepy cure muscle sprains in arm?

Could message therepy cure muscle sprains in arm?

Arm sprains: Massage can definitely aide in the healing process. Most of the time rest , ice, compression and gentle exercise are also part of the curative process ...Read more

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What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

Injury 2 the long--: --thoracic nerve of Bell. It inervates(sp) the serratus anterior which stabilizes the scapula.This wwould cause scapular winging, & poor function of the arm, ,as the function depends on a stable scapula. ...Read more

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One-sided si joint pain, spinal probs ruled out, all tests (x-rays, mris, blood work) negative. Triggers: walking uphill, hamstring stretch. Help!?

One-sided si joint pain, spinal probs ruled out, all tests (x-rays, mris, blood work) negative. Triggers: walking uphill, hamstring stretch. Help!?

PT: Your age, tobacco use, cholesterol and cardiac and circulatory status to be brought into consideration. Family hx of arthritis is important. Being one it may be because of old ligamental injury or disc / entrapment related.Pt wiill help if local steroid is used. ...Read more

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Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Fibromyalagia: This is fibromyalgia and not directly related to Lyme. Your physician needs to direct you to a fibromyalgia program which includes: 1. Exercise - the pain is in the muscles 2. Sleep evaluation and treatment 3. Stress evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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What are good exercises for numbness in fingers. Chr neck pain MRI confirmed bulging disc in c3.4.5.6. No motor weakness.No trauma. Is Mackenzie good?

What are good exercises for numbness in fingers. Chr neck pain MRI confirmed bulging disc in c3.4.5.6. No motor weakness.No trauma. Is Mackenzie good?

Finger numbness : Numbness in the fingers as it relates to the neck usually causes compression of the spinal cord or cervical myelopathy. Numbness without spinal cord compression may indicate an impingement of the ulnar nerve at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or impingement of the median nerve at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome). An EMG of the upper extremities will establish the cause of the numbness. ...Read more

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Can exon skipping or stem cell therapy helpful in duchccne muscular dystrophy?

Can exon skipping or stem cell therapy helpful in duchccne muscular dystrophy?

Perhaps in future: Unfortunately, not available yet, but muscular dystrophy association is well financed thanks to jerry lewis, and research is advancing steadily. Stay tuned. ...Read more

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How are duchennes muscular dystrophy and myotonic muscular dystrophy different?

How are duchennes muscular dystrophy and myotonic muscular dystrophy different?

Amount of Dystrophin: The two conditions differ in their severity, age of onset, and rate of progression. Mutations in the dmd gene cause duchenne and becker forms of muscular dystrophy (dmd and bmd, respectively). Mutations that lead to an abnormal version of dystrophin that retains some function usually cause bmd, while mutations that prevent the production of any functional dystrophin causes dmd. ...Read more

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Muscular hypertrophy is a big muscle right?

Muscular hypertrophy is a big muscle right?

Hypertrophy: The word hypertrophy means enlarged. Muscles can enlarge for various reasons, most commonly related to building muscle mass from exercise, but there are some diseases that lead to what appears to be muscle hypertrophy but is fat instead. If your muscles are enlarging involuntarily, i suggest you see your family doctor. ...Read more

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2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep mshellgnz@gmail?

2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep mshellgnz@gmail?

Neurologist: I'm sure you have already had your baby to see Pediatric Neurology. If not do this immediately at a major pediatric teaching center. There is really not much for us to offer on this site in 400 characters. ...Read more

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Differentiate between duchenne and spinal muscular atrophy?

Differentiate between duchenne and spinal muscular atrophy?

Muscle vs motor neur: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a disease of the muscles wherein the muscles degenerate and are replaced by fibrous and fatty tissue. Spinal muscular atrophy may look similar, but it is not a dystrophy. It is a disease of motor neurons. It is an inherited recessive disease. ...Read more

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Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Possible GBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of guillian-barre syndrome. You need to see a doctor for this immediately. ...Read more

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How can one differentiate between duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy?

How can one differentiate between duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy?

Diagnostics: Muscle biopsy or EMG will be able to differentiate. Presenting symptoms may lead one to be suspected more than the other as well. ...Read more

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Neck CT shows bone spurs c3-c6. Chronic very strong muscle spasms. Wearing neck brace for 3 wks to relax muscles. IN PAIN!!! No meds helping. ????

Neck CT shows bone spurs c3-c6. Chronic very strong muscle spasms. Wearing neck brace for 3 wks to relax  muscles. IN PAIN!!! No meds helping. ????

Consider MRI : The bone spurs you are describing are chronic findings and unlikely to cause severe acute neck pain/ spasm. So if you are having severe pain, consider getting MRI of neck which is a much more sensative test than a ct scan to search for the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Can ther be big modd swings from muscle relaxers?

Can ther be big modd swings from muscle relaxers?

Yes: Muscle relaxers depress or calm the nervous system. Some can be habit forming, too. Take only as directed under your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Is Emg/ncs sufficient to diagnose spinal Muscular atrophy ?

Is Emg/ncs sufficient to diagnose spinal Muscular atrophy ?

No single test......: ......should EVER be considered SUFFICIENT to diagnosse any type of medical process or pathology. Medicine is the thoughtful blend between clinical knowledge and gestalt, diagnostic fact, & sometimes a little luck so that a story is put together in a reasonable and coherent way. No single test should ever be used to state dogmatically that "This IS or This ISN'T!" Good doctors avoid that pitfall. ...Read more

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What is spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress?

What is spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress?

Serious disease: Spinal muscular atrophy is a group of inherited diseases that cause muscle damage and weakness which get worse over time. The most severe form starts in infancy. Milder forms can start in adolescence or adulthood. All types of sma cause weak muscles and difficulty breathing. It can be hard to take deep breaths and to cough effectively. This results in frequent infections and respiratory distress. ...Read more

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