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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

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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Could you have a muscle spasm or charlie horse in your jaw?

Yes: Sore muscles, muscle spasm are common in people who clench or grind their teeth. This can also happen from trauma. Your dentist can help you with this problem. In the mean time don't eat chewy or hard foods. Stick with a soft diet. Ice packs can help. Ibuprophen can also help but only for temporary relief. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to have a muscle spasm or charlie horse in your jaw?

Would it be possible to have a muscle spasm or charlie horse in your jaw?

Sure: The masseter and temporalis muscles that help you chew or help your jaw move can both go not spasm with overuse! ...Read more

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My jaw was crooked and locked due to muscle spasms. 100 hours without food or drink, went to ER and they did nothing! How do I prevent this?

My jaw was crooked and locked due to muscle spasms. 100 hours without food or drink, went to ER and they did nothing! How do I prevent this?

Avoid DA blocking: sounds like an oromandibular dystonia which can be from an inherited, neurodegenerative or an acquired cause like exposure to dopamine blocking agents. treatment is symptomatic with oral meds like anticholinergic/antihistaminic ,clonazepam,baclofen,muscle relaxants,anticonvulsants,tetrabenazine, botulinum toxin injections (xeomin or botox), and last resort DBS surgery for very refractory dystonias ...Read more

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I have had TMJ and jaw muscles have been in spasm and tight. Is it a good sign if the tightness is fading and the muscles are beginning to ache?

I have had TMJ and jaw muscles have been in spasm and tight. Is it a good sign if the tightness is fading and the muscles are beginning to ache?

Good sign indeed: Moist heat, soft food, physical therapy, teeth apart during the day and NSAID otc will resolve the problem. However, see orofacial pain specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and future prevention. ...Read more

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Is it possible for muscle spasms to happen in front of your ear and along your jaw going to your neck or is that a pulsation?

Is it possible for muscle spasms to happen in front of your ear and along your jaw going to your neck or is that a pulsation?

It is possible: Yes, you can have muscle spasms in this location. It could be a trigeminal neuralgia or even a TMJ symptom. If is persists or worsens, please seek evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth wide since orthodontia. Jaw muscle goes into spasm during long dental work. Need help asap?

Unable to open mouth wide since orthodontia. Jaw muscle goes into spasm during long dental work. Need help asap?

Orthodontia: You need to call your orthodontist to evaluate reason. I can't diagnose the cause without an exam myself. A proper treatment can be determined once the cause is known. ...Read more

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Went to ER thought tetanus dr said not the case stiffness in neck and jaw and muscle spasms all over. Doctor said probably related to medication side effects does this sound accurate?

Went to ER thought tetanus dr said not the case stiffness in neck and jaw and muscle spasms all over. Doctor said probably related to medication side effects does this sound accurate?

Yes: ...I am assuming the doctor did a good history and that you have had tetanus vaccine in the recent past, that you did not receive a deep dirty wound, and that medications you are taking could explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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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


Twisted Muscles (Definition)

Twisted muscles are muscles that spasm and contract spontaneously, ...Read more