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Pregnancy And Upper Back Spasms
I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming. Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Out of the blue yesterday I started getting back spasms (left upper back) and they seem to have gotten worse overnight. I'm icing. Anything else?
Icing and NSAID: That is the classic presentation of Muscle spasm. Icing, Application of either OTC Asper cream, IcyHot or Flex all or Solanpas may help you. Oral intake of Ibuprofen or Naprosyn may be more effective. Massage to the affected area will also help. Try to so some stretching exercise daily when you are better so that your Muscles do not get into spasm again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The upper back muscle spasms can sometimes very quickly radiate around the chest to the front causing a "vise-like" compression sensation with shortness of breath or inability to take a deep breathe ... Usually self-limited in duration lasting several minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Random upper back spasms, difficulty breathing during spasm. Lasts anywhere from few min to hours. Have s curve scoliosis, mild on top?
Conservative care: There may by underlying pathology, such as early disc degeneration, causing the spasms, or you may have unknowingly injured your back. A mild scoliosis is actually unlikely to cause any significant pain/problems. If symptoms persist and/or are debilitating, you need to see a physician. ...Read more
Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?
Several Options: You many consider having a functional evaluation with a physical therapist to provide a regimen to minimize any neck mediated symptoms and also evaluate your overall functional mobility for areas of improvement. You may also find doing these exercises supine rather than upright may take some stress off your neck. ...Read more
I'm 29f, healthy weight, neck/upper back pain for 2 yrs, back spasms last thurs so severe I had to go to er.Also recently developed yellow sclera! help!?
Yellow sclera: I'm more concerned about the yellow sclera in your eyes than the back pain for 2 years. It could mean something is going on with your liver - something you should see the doctor right away for. It probably doesn't have anything to do with the back pain that's been going on for 2 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Upper back pain after sleeping several hrs. Back spasms and cracking of spine, hard to move. Goes away after moving around. Have grave's disease.
OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.
OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more
Help me understand why physiatrist only wants to give trigger point injections in upper back? Have torn disc low back = spasms. Legs/arms spasm.
Trigger Points Injec: Even at times i wonder about this as well. However keep in mind that physiatrists are experts in musculoskelal issues. Trigger point injections are used for muscle pain in which a trigger point is demonstrated. I suggest you discuss this with him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would there be an advantage of using tramadol over butalbital with codeine for upper back muscle spasm pain and headaches? Would it be safer?
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