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Doctor insights on: Posterior Paraspinal Muscle Soft Tissue Edema

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What are remedies on paraspinal muscle spasms?

What are remedies on paraspinal muscle spasms?

Treatment of spasm: Treatment of paravertebral muscle spasm includes pharmacological (muscle relaxants) and non-pharmacological such as heating pad, massage, physical therapy and stretching. ...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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What is paraspinal muscle spasm?

Spine muscle pains: Pain and tenderness in the large muscles near the spine are common with many forms of arthritis, strain, or injury. ...Read more

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What is loss of normal lumbar lordosis paraspinal muscle spasm?

What is loss of normal lumbar lordosis paraspinal muscle spasm?

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

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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?

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

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I had a posterior repair 2 months ago. My doc told me to use dilator so that the tissue won't ripp during intercourse. Will that make the muscle weak?

I had a posterior repair 2 months ago. My doc told me to use dilator so that the tissue won't ripp during intercourse. Will that make the muscle weak?

Should be ok: Using a dilator should not weaken muscle. The muscle could be weakened if the scar tissue causes atrophy. Make sure to use your exercises. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My MRI showed "clumping of the nerve roots" and" parpara spinal muscle edema and mild atrophy" what do these mean? Please help! : (

My MRI showed "clumping of the nerve roots" and" parpara spinal muscle edema and mild atrophy" what do these mean? Please help! : (

Previous surgery?: A condition called chronic arachnoiditis can cause clumping of the nerve roots. Previous surgery or nerve damage can cause the changes in the paraspinal muscles you describe. A neurosurgeon or orthopedic back surgeon can give you the best guidance. ...Read more

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Is there a muscle injury that might cause swelling in lower part of the leg but nothing shows abnormal on MRI? Does MRI always show edema w/ injury?

Is there a muscle injury that might cause swelling in lower part of the leg but nothing shows abnormal on MRI? Does MRI always show edema w/ injury?

MRI can tell: As long as the correct "sequences" were performed and the right area was imaged. For instance, a knee MR only includes a small area of the leg. Your pain could be below or above that. One type of sequence looks specifically for fluid in the muscle, and it is very sensitive for muscle strains.
If you have your MRI on a CD, I can review it at HealthTap Concierge: healthtap. Com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

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No fluid present in the subacromial subdeltoid bursa moderate edema seen along the fibers of the infraspinatus muscle? What does that mean. This was due to a auto accident 2 yrs ago.

No fluid present in the subacromial subdeltoid bursa moderate edema seen along the fibers of the infraspinatus muscle? What does that mean. This was due to a auto accident 2 yrs ago.

This: This appears to be from a MRI report. It is best to discuss the findings with the treating physician, who has had a chance to take a full history and examine you.

These findings sound unremarkable in isolation. The comment on fluid is usually looking for inflammation in the bursae. If there is no significant signal of increased fluid, it is unremarkable. The edema in the infraspinatus muscle may be some fluid signal with no clinical significance. Most people with rotator cuff problems have tearing of the supraspinatus muscle first, with extension into the infraspinatus only for larger tears. The "edema" may also be normal for your age. Of note, most rotator cuff tears are degenerative and not related to a specific injury, again depending on your age.

Again, clinical correlation is always best and you should go over the study with your physician. ...Read more

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For past year been told hip pain is siacca neurosurgeon ordered mri showed multiloculated cystic mass 2.1x2.3x4.6cm muscle marrow edema my femur hurts?

For past year been told hip pain is siacca neurosurgeon ordered mri showed multiloculated cystic mass 2.1x2.3x4.6cm muscle marrow edema my femur hurts?

Biopsy: If the lesion is in your proximal femur you will need a referral to an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in orthopedic oncology for further testing and possibly a biopsy. This will give info about whether it is likely to be causing your symptoms and if further treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for posterior wall laryngeal edema?

What is the most effective treatment for posterior wall laryngeal edema?

Often requires emerg: Emergency care if breathing is compromised.
For this reason steroids are usually given.

On the other hand if you mean in the context of "a mild cold".... trilosate liquid as a spray. ...Read more

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Mri report said I have edema within the hoffa pad what does this mean? Can this cause pressure in back of the knee Also have atteunated posterior root

Mri report said I have edema within the hoffa pad what does this mean? Can this cause pressure in back of the knee Also have atteunated posterior root

Hoffa: Pad is under your KNEE CAP (front of the knee!) 'root" refers to one of the cartilages" (menisceal) connection with the joint inner lining! You should discuss your pain which may in fact be due to a effusion ("water") in your knee!
Hope this (and other answers) are helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Runner. Have bone marrow edema in left superior ramus&acetabular column+stabbing posterior hip. Is this all consistent w dysplasia?

Runner. Have bone marrow edema in left superior ramus&acetabular column+stabbing posterior hip. Is this all consistent w dysplasia?

Not necessarily: Hip dysplasia is diagnosed by certain radiographic parameters on an ap radiograph of the pelvis. You could potentially have acetabular or proximal femoral dysplasia, but it's hard to tell if your symptoms correlate with any type of dysplasia. ...Read more

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Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema

Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema

When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis (vs partial inferio pole tear). Nonoperative management: physical therapy, stretching program, NSAIDs, rest, ice, may all help considerably. Arthroscopy to debride a degenerative meniscal tear due to persistent mechanical symptoms may be needed later. ...Read more

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24 yrs smoking. Ct found 11x10 lobular density containing punctate calcification. Posterior lumbar subcutaneous edema. Basilar atelectatic cyst. Worry?

24 yrs smoking. Ct found 11x10 lobular density containing punctate calcification. Posterior lumbar subcutaneous edema. Basilar atelectatic cyst. Worry?

Yes. . .: Wow, smoking since 11yo? Bottom line, if screening CT scan finds something abnormal, you need to chat w/ordering physician to discuss your options regarding next step eg how to figure out what's going on. Sometimes the radiologist will suggest repeating a scan in a specific period of time if it's small & indeterminate. But this again is something best discussed w/ordering physician. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Please help. Due to heavy running in right foot. Xray nrmal, MRI says-Mild synovitis at posterior talotibial joint. No ligament/tendon tear. Bmarow edema?

Please help. Due to heavy running in right foot. Xray nrmal, MRI says-Mild synovitis at posterior talotibial joint. No ligament/tendon tear. Bmarow edema?

New running shoes: It sounds like you need shoes with better support for running. Stop running until the symptoms go away. Then head for a shoe store ...Read more

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Where is the posterior deltoid muscle?

Where is the posterior deltoid muscle?

Back of shoulder: The deltoid is the fan shaped muscle that drapes over your shoulder. "posterior" is a commonly used medical term that basically means behind or the backside. So the posterior deltoid is the portion of that fan shaped muscle that is on your back. See the red area of the attached picture. ...Read more

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Why is the trachealis muscle can only be found on the posterior wall of the trachea?

Trachealis muscle: This smooth muscle's main function is to help constrict the trachea and to help stabilize the cartilage rings. The posterior wall lacks cartilage support and the smooth muscle can help variations in the diameter of the lumen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have an immovable, not inflammatory mass in my leg, & the muscle beneath it on the side is bulged when pressing on posterior muscle. Related?

I have an immovable, not inflammatory mass in my leg, & the muscle beneath it on the side is bulged when pressing on posterior muscle. Related?

? lipoma: By non inflammatory, I presume you mean not painful or red or hot. If such is the case, then the most common cause for this is a lipoma. ...Read more

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What would the implications be of a very tight tibialis posterior? I have chronic hip/back pain, and massaging this muscle has helped drastically...

What would the implications be of a very tight tibialis posterior? I have chronic hip/back pain, and massaging this muscle has helped drastically...

Low back nerve root: Tibialis posteriior is supplied by the L5 nerve root. Usually more than one muscle will be tight due to multiple nerve root irritation fron a chronic basis with elements of acute irritation. Massage is best done on the lower back to involve the entire lower limbs, down to the calves. Massage should involve the trigger points that feel good since these are the most irritable trigger points. ...Read more

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Former ballet dancer. Ran in stability shoes for month and now all of the muscles of my deep posterior compartment are injured?

Former ballet dancer. Ran in stability shoes for month and now all of the muscles of my deep posterior compartment are injured?

Unrelated: It's quite possible the muscle pain isn't directly related to stability shoes. How long did you run before the symotoms started...Was this a new type of exercise for you....What surface were you running on....Etc? Theoretically, stability shoes will lessen the chance of injury. See a podiatrist who specializes in sports medicine. ...Read more

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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more