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Neurological Disorders That Cause Muscle Spasms
Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?
SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Back and shoulders are knotted up from muscle spasms. I have ms. Why would the area feel hot to touch, but no where else? I'm currently relapsing.
I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?
Challenging?: You seem to have very complex issues, and I would certainly wonder about an underlying unitary diagnosis. Ms could cause fatigue, memory loss, and trigeminal neuralgia, but usually not occipital neuralgia. Maybe MRI of brain and spinal cord could illuminate the picture. Might also want to check for lupus, lyme disease, and even hiv. Perhaps get full evaluation at a local medical school. ...Read more
Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?
No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more
Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?
Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more
Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?
Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?
Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more
Sometimes: If paravertebral muscle spasms have been ongoing for awhile they can eventually cause some events to occur that could incite neurological symptoms. What kind of neurological symptoms are you having, and where is your muscle spasm (s) occurring? If you are experiencing any loss of bowel or bladder control or numbness in your upper inner thighs you need to be evaluated ASAP. ...Read more
Are there any neurological disorders that cause really bad headaches bad neck/ back pain. Had this since august, and nothing works, no drugs will help?
Chronic daily H.A.'s: Maybe you too have migraine, and your "drugs" have precipitated a more frequent pattern. There are items which can both stop and prevent headaches, both prescription and otc. Suggest you seek an experienced neurologist, and get this controlled. Avoid pain meds of all types, as will just exacerbate your problems. ...Read more
Breath holding spell: Breath holding spells are common in infants, frightening looking, but the baby can easily be stimulated to take a breath. Should wake up and be normal, not drowsy. ...Read more
One month old baby holds breath - seems dazed after but returns to normal. What neurological disorders could cause this?
See doctor: This could be normal periodic infant breathing but if she seems dazed then she should see her doctor. It could be a lot of other things, too many to discuss here. If she has any blue discoloration on face or fingers, or stops breathing for more than 10-15 sec, go to the ER. Consider taking a short video of the episode. May help docs decide what it is. ...Read more
Are tattoos safe heath wise? Do they seep into your skin & cause disease or illnesses? Can they affect neurological disorders? I am wondering. Thanks.
I remove tattoos using lasers every day. The ink is located in your dermis about 2mm below the skin. The ink can cause allergic reactions and make immune bumps called granulomas and can get infected.
It is in question whether yellow ink is associated with skin cancer. They do not seem to make chronic illness or cause neurological problems.
It is possible to get infections if placed unsterile. ...Read more
Can titanium implants, such as plates and pins that have been left in the body for long periods of time cause neurological disorders such as anxiety?
Titanium anxiety: Titanium as a general rule is very well tolerated as an implant. A very few people will develop an allergy to this metal. Symptoms are usually a local reaction or drainage near the insertion site. Anxiety about an implant without other symptoms is usually more of an emotional response than from the implant itself. Evaluation by a physician to differentiate the two is indicated. ...Read more
Vague: Your question is too vague to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Random metallic taste in mouth past few days with no known obvious causes. What could cause this? What neurological disorders could cause this?
Sometimes people have a sense of smell as a symptom prior to or associated with a seizure. I am not aware of an unusual taste, although taste and smell are closely related.
I cannot think of any neurological conditions that cause this, but some medicines cause this as a side effect. ...Read more
What lifethreatening neurological disorders cause pain in lower abdomen when urinating and excreting?
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No: Neurological disorders are usually spontaneous and may not have real etiology so many times. ...Read more
What neurological disorders could cause choking/ swallowing trouble usually while drifting off to sleep? Also have parethesia and myoclonic jerks.
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor, an ENT doctor, a neurologist, and a sleep medicine specialist can help figure out what is going on if a person has sensations of trouble swallowing while going to sleep. There could be a problem with the nerves controlling muscles in the tongue, throat, esophagus, etc... There could be other disorders (such a swelling, looseness, tumors, etc...) in those parts of the body. ...Read more
Can TMJ cause neurological disorders? When my jaw pain, jaw swelling started. Is when my tremors started and jerks while trying to sleep started.
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
Muscle spasms in back for 6.5 years. Have tried muscle relaxers, NSAIDs, magnesium, massage, nothing has fixed. Is this issue neurological in nature?
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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