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Paraspinal Muscle Knot
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
Got my MRI results. I have paraspinal muscle edama at l5-s1 how can ihelp pain and reduce inflamation? Need helpfor pain
I'm 36& have severe paraspinal muscle atrophy. What are the odds of me ending up in a wheelchair? I have frequent falls&was told no cure?
Depends on diagnosis: I am assuming that you have seen multiple neurologists and neuro muscular specialists. It is not possible to predict the prognosis with the information provided. Your neuro muscular specialist will be in best position to tell. Please see one if you have not. ...Read more
Lumbar lordosis: Lumbar lordosis is a normal inward curve of our lower spine. Our natural spinal curvature functions as a cushioning effect during movement. When the muscles that lie along the sides of the spine become tense with spasm, they pull the spine straighter than usual. This results in discomfort. ...Read more
I assume you mean "cramps"
Standing for long periods of time can cause muscle cramps!
If these occur too "quickly" have your FEET/SHOES checked out. ..you may have a foot support problem ("flat feet")
Hope this helps!
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Trigger points: Fascia surrounding muscle can become inflamed and lead to nodules or tight roapy bands. ...Read more
Would a trigger point injection in just two areas be helpful for severe muscle knots? Or would more need to be done?
No hard & fast rule: The only way to know is to have it done and see how you respond. Trigger-point injections can be remarkably effective, but everyone is different. If you need more done, more can always be done. Cross that bridge when you come to it. ...Read more
I have a hard time relaxing and would say I spend most of my time tense with knots in my muscles. What will work to get my body to stay relaxed?
Massage, OMM: Massage therapy and osteopathic manipulation are both great ways to help get your muscles to relax. Of particular note is a relatively new form of omm know as the fascial distortion model. This helps to directly treat distortions in the fascia (the "wrapper" the encloses all parts of our body), especially things like the lumps and bumps you are describing. Hunt around for a do who practices fdm. ...Read more
Imbalance: Muscle spasms and knots can arise from multiple conditions. Depending on when you can the symptoms adn exactly where you get them a physiatrist or sports medicine doctor can help determine the cause. Sometimes it is muscle imbalance, other times vitamin deficiency or nerve irritation/inflammation. ...Read more
Could be...: A muscle spasm, or it could be an injury or tear in the muscle. Either way, if you have significant weakness in a muscle, or loss of range of motion of a joint, can't walk, or can't reach or hold a object in your hand, you should see a doctor without delay. Imple muscle knots or spasms are frequently related to too little or too much stretching of the muscles. Yoga or tai chi may abe helpful. ...Read more
Hmmm: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Muscle Cramps: I assume the knots are painful and come and go. Overexertion, dehydration and mineral deficiency of calcium or magnesium are the most common causes. Stretching before exercise, taking magnesium supplements or simply rehydrating early and often often clears them up. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Could be: You want to make sure it is in the muscle and not a lymph node. If persistent or growing seek medical attention. ...Read more
Deltoid: Consider strain or partial tear, usually from eccentric loading. ...Read more
How can I treat muscle knots around my scapula? I have a painful grinding sensation under my shoulder blades.
Physical therapy: Would help to loosen the tight muscles. As well as strengthen them. Talk to your doctor about your options ...Read more
I've had a knot on left side of my neck for about 2 years. I've always thought it to be a tense muscle because I have fibromyalgia. Suggestions?
Possibly a lymphnode: Just have you primary doc check to see if it is a muscle or a node. The pe should be all that is needed. If he or she has any doubts they will order a follow up study to clear up any issues. Fm is the curse of humanity, you need a wellness and self-care program. Start w self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more
I have a lump on my lower left back dimple. I thought a muscle knot but after 25 massage's it's grown and now has pain with it. Please help thank u?
Still a knot: This can easily be treated with a quick history and examination -- this knot may be an inflamed subcutaneous fibroadenomatous nodule. Usually not serious and very common in many people. They flare up and cause pain. Consider a virtual consult or see a physiatrist. Sometimes an injection may be appropriate to calm it down. ...Read more
STDs: Only theoretically. These are probably unrelated, but would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std, go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more