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I have neck pain, back pain, widespread nerve pain, twitching, and shake when using muscles. What could cause this?

I have neck pain, back pain, widespread nerve pain, twitching, and shake when using muscles. What could cause this?

????: Please repost your question explaining what you mean by "nerve pain," how you know it's "nerve pain," what part of you twitches, and what you mean by "using muscles." We all use our muscles all of the time. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Can an untreated throat infection 3 month later cause bruising, joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, muscle twitching, burning sensations, tingling?

Can an untreated throat infection 3 month later cause bruising, joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, muscle twitching, burning sensations, tingling?

Highly unlikely: Chronic throat infections would have sore throat, enlarged and tender lymph nodes, and halitosis. Your symptoms seem more from a systemic illness. Since they have been present for this length of time suggest you see an internal medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Tired Muscle twitches, blood in stool sometimes and in urine. Lost 20 lb in 18 months. All imaging and ultrasound are good. Doc thinks lupus? Correct?

Tired Muscle twitches, blood in stool sometimes and in urine. Lost 20 lb in 18 months. All imaging and ultrasound are good. Doc thinks lupus? Correct?

What about labs?: Still insufficient information, your doctor would suspect lupus, s/he is correct, but still a suspicion till proven right, other pieces of clinical puzzle/picture need to be put together for the final picture (diagnosis) to show, wish you all the best ...Read more

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25 yo man.Healthy. Just started to have muscle twitching in my right arm last 24hrs. Comes&goes. No pain.Why? What to do? Already got nerve issues.

25 yo man.Healthy. Just started to have muscle twitching in my right arm last 24hrs. Comes&goes. No pain.Why? What to do? Already got nerve issues.

Vitamin D/Calcium: Can be many reasons for this, but often due to inadequate calcium and vitamin d in your diet. Hydration can also play a role if you are working out and not replenshing your fluids and electrolytes. I would start with 600 mg of calcium and 3-4000 units of vitamin d a day and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Does insufficient sleep cause muscle twitching or does it affect the nerves?

Does insufficient sleep cause muscle twitching or does it affect the nerves?

Yes impacts brain: Yes, it seems to cause muscle twitching due to its effect on your brain. Nerves are not affected by sleep, they are just basically wires that connect your brain to your muscles. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves in the back cause muscle twitching in the legs?

Yes- it is possible: It depends on what nerves and what muscles. If you were to say however the twitching is all over, it may not be fair to say it came from the back. Do you know if you have pinched nerves in the back, or do you have twitching only? Where is the twitching, and how much is there? Maybe start by answering those last two questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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I waterproofed my deck it took 2 days to finish. I've been experiencing muscle twitching. My doc says it's just anxiety.Am I in danger of nerve damage?

I waterproofed my deck it took 2 days to finish. I've been experiencing muscle twitching. My doc says it's just anxiety.Am I in danger of nerve damage?

Nerve damage?: From what you describe, there is no clear connection to nerve damage indicated. But even if your Dr is right that you suffer anxiety - it is worth correcting. Consider an eval for CBT psychotherapy where you'll learn skills to manage anxiety. Don't worry or suffer - learn ways to help yourself. ...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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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more