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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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Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost

Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost

Go to an MD and: get a "complete" physical, for starters. There are zillions of conditions that have one or more of your symptoms. Too general to speculate. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Muscle rigidity?

Muscle rigidity: Muscle rigidity = muscle is unable to relax properly due to increased tension or stiffness. ...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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Can stress cause muscle rigidity? Last night i was having difficulty opening/closing hands

Can stress cause muscle rigidity?
Last night i was having difficulty opening/closing hands

Yes: Yes, but sounds more serious than just stress if it's both hands. Because you're young, it's unlikely anything too serious, but make sure to get it checked out if it continues for more than 1 week or disturbs your everyday life. ...Read more

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What is muscle rigidity?

What is muscle rigidity?

M rigidity: Involuntary firing of the muscle neuromuscular junction causing excessive muscle contraction without sufficuent relaxation. ...Read more

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If i have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight

Possibly: Your system is in a high strung state and could cause muscle tightness and tension. I assume you have had endocrinology testing to rule out hyperthyroidism,pheochromocytoma,etc. If so, perhaps a stress management program would effectively treat your symptoms best and you have been recommended to avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. Your physician would know best whether beta blockers would help. ...Read more

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What muscles cause a stiff neck?

Stiff neck: Some are Trapezius, Platysma, Sternomastoid, Scalene muscles. ...Read more

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I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??

I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??

Shoulder pain: Clearly this is not "normal". You have injured yourself somehow. Perhaps you were lifting something that was too heavy for you ar you repeatedly exerted yourself to 100% with the shoulder and have and overuse problem. Ice it 20 minutes 4xday, take some anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen 600mg 4x day) and rest it. If its not better in a week OR it gets worse (Red/hot/more painful) see a doc. ...Read more

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Muscle Rigidity (Definition)

Muscle rigidity = muscle is unable to relax properly due to ...Read more