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Paravertebral Muscle Spasm Treatment
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
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
Doctors say I have paravertebral muscle spasms and have prescribed me with numerous medication but nothing has helped. Should I see the doctor? The pain has become agonizing and has been persisten for two almost three weeks now. I've been on flexril, nypr
Yes: When one does not respond to medication that iss upposed to help and has continued pain - seeing the doctor is a good idea. ...Read more
PVM Myospasms: Stretching, yoga, sleep adjustment, posture correction, paravertebral injections, osteopathic manipulation, physical therapy (including message), chiropractic modalities, e-stim, & acupuncture, are some conservative treatments that can be tired. If due to a deeper problem, would need a different or more aggressive approach. ...Read more
Cystic lesion with perifocal edema seen in left paravertebral muscles posteriorly likely to represent cysticercus cyst. Pain in left shouldr any advice?
Cystic lesion with perifocal edema seen in left paravertebral muscles posteriorly likely to represent cysticercus cyst. Pain in left shouldr any advice? Plz reply. As soon as possible
Confused: Not sure of your questions what you mentioned is a involvement of brain by a parasite not back muscles. ...Read more
I am polio afflicted. 43 yr old female rt leg is affected, recent MRI scan show atrophy of paravertebral muscles, is it normal in polio pt?
Post polio syndrome:
Atrophy, pain and weakness affecting muscles can occur after a course of polio. The problem is other things can cause these symptoms too, and it is difficult to distinguish them.
Sometimes in polio muscles are reorganized without a change in strength. ...Read more
You need to have a diagnosis first, whether it is a simple strain/sprain, fracture, disc herniation, spinal stenosis.
Assuming the condition does not need immediate surgical treatment, simple first treatments include chiropractic manipulation, massage, traction, physical therapy, acupuncture, medications, core strengthening exercises. If no response, consider injections and subsequently surgery. ...Read more
Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching), as well as anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more
Is there any OTC or home treatment that is effective for relieving chronic muscle spasms in the calves?
My fiance had muscle spasms b4.On hers shoulders. She is realii fine now aftr getting treatment. Any ideas how can I help her prevent her gettin it agn?
Multifactorial: Couple of ways. First, work on decreasing stressors - behavioral approach. Muscle spasms in the shoulders are often exacerbated by stress. Second, regular stretches and exercise. Third, use of modalities like electrostimulation, freeze it, and warm compresses. Fourth, anti-inflammatories. Always get check with your physician to rule out underlying etiologies. ...Read more
Treatment depends on: Whether you are an established diabetic, or just starting to be one, or just sick from other things like viruses and allergies. High blood sugar is usually a warning sign of diabetes, but other hormonal conditions can cause that. Or high intake of sugars. Are you on insulin? or are you an athlete or body-builder on steroids? Need more info my friend. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
How can leg muscle spasms be treated? Prevention and treatment while they're occurring. They are so so painful brings me to tears
33 year old lady with painful leg muscle spasms s/p tibial tubercle transfer and bone graft. Are these cramps in the same leg you had surgery or bilateral?
Severe muscle cramps can be caused by several serious medical conditions and may indicate dehydration, a lack of blood supply, nerve compression, electrolyte problem, or myopathy. Leg of surgery? Call MD ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
Cause??: The most common cause of rickets is severe vitamin d deficiency. Muscle spasms associated with rickets are usually because of low calcium which can happen with early vitamin d treatment. Kids often need extra calcium. With muscle spasms and rickets, your doctor needs to be made aware asap because if the cause is low calcium that may be very dangerous and requires immediate treatment. ...Read more
Depends: There are many potential causes of low back pain with muscle spasms. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
How long does it take for neck strain & associated muscle spasms/pain to go away completely? What are the best/fastest methods of treatment?
I have a pencillin allergy but was given Cefepime injection to treat UTI. Experiencing muscle spasms since beginning treatment. What should I do?
Cefepime: Is a forth generation cephalosporin, people with true penicillin allergy (rare) develop less and less probability of allergy with advancing cephalosporin generations. Muscle spasms aren't an allergic reaction, can be an adverse drug reaction rather, meaning: a side effect, at any rate, please convey this information to the prescribing physician, and hope you get over the UTI soon) ...Read more
Past few days been getting more and stronger muscle spasms in my cheek into my eye on l side mass on cheek what treatment will ER doc do?
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
Depends: It depends on why you are having pt. You may have a neurologic conditon that is causing some of your problems. You may have an electrolyte issues such as abnormal calcium, magnesium or potassium. You may just have poor conditioning and the work load you are doing is stimulating sick muscles and in turn, they cramp. Work with your doctor and therapist. ...Read more
Heat.: I would recommend heat to the area for 20 - 25 minutes and then stretching the muscles gently. ...Read more
TMJ pain, Dr says its muscle spasm dt bruxism. What are good at home treatments to relieve spasm and pain?
My treatment: I am not a fan of today's current treatment for TMJ with muscle spasm and pain. If bruxism is the primary complaint, then a mouth piece may help when sleeping, but they can be expensive. I have treated TMJ disease with success by activating the built-in pain relief mechanism of the skin, with great success. Daily use at home will diminish and possibly remove pain completely. ...Read more
Bad muscle spasms & pain in both legs primarily in middle & calves. MrI came out nomal. Doc recommends therapy. R they missing something tht it cd be?
Check foot pulses...: Leg pain could also be the consequences of a compromised blood supply to the legs. This is easily tested for in the office. ...Read more
I have chronic ddd, djd, muscle spasm, bulging disc, bone spurs, stenosis. I'm in a lot of pain, what can help? Physical therapy didn't help.
Spinal Stenosis: Ddd/djd/muscle spasm/bulging discs/bone spurs/stenosis are non-specific diagnoses & may or may not cause pain. More effective treatment plan may be mapped out if the specific pain generators can be identified. In advanced cases w/ stenosis, pt may not be effective & meds can create a viscous cycle. Concurrent consultation and collaboration with a spine surgeon & pain management is advised. ...Read more
Have disc-degenitrive disease with l4, and L5 rupture without physical therapy, with recent severe muscle spasms through-out body with un-biopsied nodules in both lungs totalling! 5, cancelled pulmonary specialist appt due to fathers recent death and mov
You: You have two major issues going on and you need to have an immediate medical evaluation. Please call the nearest hospital/doctor referral line, and ask for a neurosurgeon and a pulmonologist. It is very important that you be seen immediately for a complete evaluation. Please be sure that you have your old records faxed immediately to yourself or your new doctors so that your care is not delayed. ...Read more
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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