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Permanent Muscle Spasm
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
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
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
I have very minor muscle spasms that have been happening for months. Started Lexapro (escitalopram) months ago. Possible cause? Are they permanent or will go away?
Extrapyramidal: It sounds like you are getting the so called extrapyramidal symptoms that sometime accompany psychiatric medications. If you stop the medicine they will most likely go away. They may go away on their own. Sometimes a dosage adjustment may reduce or eliminate a side effect like this. Talk to your prescribing physician about this! ...Read more
Is there any permanent cure for neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm in chest and back? Which is better - drugs or physiotherapy?
I've quickly developed permanent spasticity in lower left side of my body, bladder, leg. Muscle bloodwork has been ruled out. What else can this be?
Low dose Gabapentin unlocks permanently contracted muscles/fascia (?) in back, hips. Can stretch, squirm in exquisite novel ways. Is this spasticity?
Many causes: There are many possible causes of muscle spasms. Among the most common is magnesium deficiency; taking magnesium as taurate, glycinate or citrate may help. Stress (which can cause magnesium deficiency) is a cause. Potassium or calcium deficiency, structural imbalances, toxic chemicals & medication side effects can also be causes. Stretching, relaxation techniques & massage may be help. See comment. ...Read more
VERY rarely: For 99.999% of us, no, muscle spasms will never kill us. If you have some underlying neurological condition with extraordinary generalized muscle spasticity, or if you have never been vaccinated against tetanus, in either case you really need help, but these are the only conceivable instances where spasms could kill you. Muscle spasm is very treatable, ask your doctor for help with this. ...Read more
Until muscle tires: A spasm can be fleeting or sustained, depending on what is causing it. An extreme example is sustained electric shock will cause spasm as long as the shock lasts. If there is a stimulus, such as a back muscle injury, use of the muscle will cause it to spasm. In this case the spasm will and go. This situation can persist for weeks because in spasming the muscles further injures itself. ...Read more
Lack of circulation: Most muscle spasms will happen after workingout due to the lack of good blood circulation in the muscle. By stretching and doing a lighter workout you should be able to avoid these cramps as you develop new blood vessels. If changing your routine does not remedy the cramping consult your doctor. There are other causes that wll be need to be checked. ...Read more
Pain: Usually muscle spasm is the bodies attempt to stabilize a bone or joint that hurts. It is seen most often in association with back and neck pain. As the muscle spasm continues, metabolites of muscle contraction build up in the muscle which add more soreness to the pain. Treatments can be aimed at reliving the source of the pain or relaxing the muscle spasm. ...Read more
Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on which muscles, how frequent, how painful and any underlying pathology. Occasional muscle spams may be due to electrolyte imbalance due to heat and may not be a cause for concern. Torticollis is also a muscle spasm and can be disabling. Muscle spasms may occur due to low calcium, or manifestations of nerve disorders. ...Read more
Overuse: First, always make sure with your doctor that your chest pain is not cardiac or pulmonary. After that, look at the usage of your arms. Activities such as pushups, or frequent pushing/pulling/carrying of items can cause chest muscle discomfort. Other times, muscle spasms of the upper back can radiate to the chest muscles. Physical therapy/ massage or a muscle relaxant can help. ...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