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What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

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

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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What causes neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

What  causes neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: There are many causes of neck and back pain including sprains, strains, and arthritis to name a few. Muscle rigidity or "muscle spasm" is often your body's response to pain or injury. In some instances the muscle itself is injured or stressed which results in "stiffness". ...Read more

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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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Does anyone here think I have sporadic fatal insomnia? I lost the ability to produce tears.Stiff neck.Muscle spams i my brain can't relax any more

Does anyone here think I have sporadic fatal insomnia? I lost the ability to produce tears.Stiff neck.Muscle spams i my brain can't relax any more

Probably not: As answered many times before, sporadic fatal insomnia is extremely rare -- less than 20 cases known in the world. Please see a neurologist if you continue to be concerned about this -- but also you may benefit from seeing a psychiatrist as well. There can be helpful treatments for people who focus on having a serious illness, even though doctors have examined them and not found one. ...Read more

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Got put in hard headlock and now neck muscle are sore to touch and feel pain when turning neck..Not sharp pain just like stiff neck pain.What to do?

Got put in hard headlock and now neck muscle are sore to touch  and  feel pain when turning neck..Not sharp pain just like stiff neck pain.What to do?

Neck pain trauma: Most muscular injuries will resolve over two-three weeks. Rest, heat, ice, and nonsteroid medications (ibuprofen or naprosyn) are the mainstay or early treatment. If pain radiates to your arms with or without arm weakness, difficulty walking or urinating occurs, urgent evaluation is indicated. Physical therapy and rehabilitation will improve injuries resistant to initial conservative management. ...Read more

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Does high dose Piracetam work on muscle rigidity and dystonia?

Does high dose Piracetam work on muscle rigidity and dystonia?

Helpful: I am unclear as to what is meant by "high dose" but Piracetam has been shown to be helpful in the treatment of spastic symptoms at a dose range to be determined by your prescriber; there is a pre-determined range. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

Varies: The extreme would be stiff man syndrome, but cramps and spasticity might be answer. Parkinson's disease can cause rigidity, and tight muscles can be seen even in fibromyalgia. See a neurologist, get examined, obtain diagnosis and then get treated. ...Read more

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Muscle Rigidity (Definition)

Muscle rigidity is a clinical finding where one or more muscle groups is tight and lacks the ...Read more