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Doctor insights on: Psoas Muscle Spasm Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of psoas muscle problems?

What are the symptoms of psoas muscle problems?

Back pain: Psoas muscle can compress your l5-s1 disk with 500 newtons of pressure when it's in a spasm. Psoas will pull femur against the ilium and ilium against the sacrum to cause sacroiliac joint dysfunction and facet (spinal joint) related pain in the spine. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

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


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What are symptoms of having problem with psoas muscle?

What are symptoms of having problem with psoas muscle?

Patients will report: Pain and difficulty when attempting to stand erect after extended periods of hip flexion after driving or readin seated at a desk or computer sleeping in a hip flexed or side lying fetal position
the iliopsaos is the primary flexor of the thigh
so pain is often experienced from the iliopsoas when the patient contracts the muscle to perform hip flexion or a sit up movements. ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Can extreme tight shortend psoas muscle cause you to lose rotation in your waist?

Can extreme tight shortend psoas muscle cause you to lose rotation in your waist?

Yes: The psoas muscle is a "hip flexor", meaning it helps you lift your knee up toward your chest. But because of its location along your spine and connecting to your pelvis, it can cause issues with back mobility when tight or in spasm. ...Read more

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What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

Many exercises: Psoas crunch
one leg drills
psoas stretch
and other type of exercises.
Look that link up. ...Read more

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Is psoas muscle cancer?

Is psoas muscle cancer?

No: This muscle lets you kick your leg up at the hip. Everybody has one on each side. They're impressive on scans and someone may think they are a mass. ...Read more

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What is psoas muscle contracture?

What is psoas muscle contracture?

Loss of hip motion: Inability to get the hip totally straight. The psoas muscle, which helps to flex the hip forward, may become shorted or contracted, either from a neurological condition or if someone has been sitting with the hip flexed (as with someone who spends a bunch of time in a wheelchair).
Therapy to stretch the hip can help but sometimes surgery to release or lengthen the tendon is required. ...Read more

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Can back pain be related to the psoas muscle?

Yes: Back pain from psoas muscle spasm is a frequently under diagnosed cause. It can be treated by physical therapy, massage or possibly injection of the muscle itself. ...Read more

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How does Ankylosing Spondylitis affect the psoas muscle?

How does Ankylosing Spondylitis affect the psoas muscle?

Pain: You may be getting referred pain or the twisting of the spine may be putting stress on your psoas ...Read more

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Should I freak out if after PET scan saw metabolic activity in my psoas muscle & want to biopsy the muscle? R there problems in biopsying this muscle?

Should I freak out if after PET scan saw metabolic activity in my psoas muscle & want to biopsy the muscle? R there problems in biopsying this muscle?

Testing: Undergoing tests and waiting for results can be anxiety provoking. If there is an indication to do a PET scan and result shows a positive finding then you must get biopsy and follow recommendations by your physician. Biopsies are generally tolerated well although there can be some risk of infection, bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the psoas muscle?

What's the psoas muscle?

Please see below: Proximally, the psoas major muscle attaches to the 12th thoracic and to all of the lumbar vertebral bodies and the corresponding intervertebral discs and the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. The iliacus attaches proximally to iliac fossa, the sacrum and the anterior sacroiliac ligaments. Distally, the two tendons merge forming the iliopsoas tendon to attach onto the lesser trochanter. ...Read more

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What type of muscle twitch fibers does the psoas muscle have?

What type of muscle twitch fibers does the psoas muscle have?

Type 1 and 2: All skeletal muscle has a mixture of type 1 (slow twitch) and type 2 (fast twitch) muscle fibers, including the psoas. ...Read more

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I have just been told by my doctor that I have abnormal cells in a mass on my psoas muscle. What does this mean?

I have just been told by my doctor that I have abnormal cells in a mass on my psoas muscle. What does this mean?

Hard to know?: Without more history, it will be difficult to answer you. I am assuming you have had a ct or MRI or other imaging study and perhaps a needle biopsy. If this is the case, you will have to discuss this frankly and openly with your pcp or with the consultant who ordered the test or performed the test. I would not delay in getting my questions answered. More testing may be needed. Best to you! ...Read more

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Does tight psoas muscle radiate to the abs where you can feel pulsing?

Does tight psoas muscle radiate to the abs where you can feel pulsing?

Psoas: Generally, no. The psoas starts along the anterior aspect of the lumbar spine and attaches below the hip on the lesser trochanter. Perhaps some groin pain would be felt. ...Read more

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Can psoas muscle cause entire leg pain that starts at the top of the leg and goes down the leg/thigh and down to the foot?

Can psoas muscle cause entire leg pain that starts at the top of the leg and goes down the leg/thigh and down to the foot?

Not usually: The iliopsoas muscle runs from inside your pelvis and crosses your hip joint and attaches to the femur. Its chief function is to flex the hip/leg. Pains related to psoas problems are usually restricted to the hip and upper leg and rarely go south of the knee. There is a possibility that this pain is related to a nerve problem and should have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can the steroid in a L5 s1 injection spread into the psoas muscle which attaches to the last 4 vertebrae causing it to shrink?

Can the steroid in a L5 s1 injection spread into the psoas muscle which attaches to the last 4 vertebrae causing it to shrink?

Let me explain: If you look at the anatomy of the psoas muscle you see the body is in front l5-s1 disc space which usually injected from the back area. I doubt very much that could happen. ...Read more

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Have had movement &gi problems for 1 yr recent lumbar spine MRI came back with what looks like viscera being strangled btw psoas muscle & vertebrae?

Have had movement &gi problems for 1 yr recent lumbar spine MRI came back with what looks like viscera being strangled btw psoas muscle & vertebrae?

See your doctor: The psoas is attached to the vertebrae (bones of the low back), so it is hard to imagine viscera (internal organs) getting trapped between this muscle and the spinal bones. Call or see your doctor for a better explanation of the lumbar spine mri. If the ordering doctor does not read mris, she or he may need to talk to the radiologist. ...Read more

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Can a disc protrusion have same symptoms as a muscle spasm?

Can a disc protrusion have same symptoms as a muscle spasm?

Muscle spasm: Disc protrusion or herniation typically causes pain radiation to the extremity with or without numbness/tingling. When the pain becomes severe, it may cause muscle spasm as a result of a physiological response to the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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Been Prescribed Valium 5mg 1/1 to 1 pill every 8 to 12 hours for severe pain and muscle spasms throughout my back. Symptoms been ongoing since 10/12/13?

See pain management: Specialist for evaluation, tests and imaging. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. The long-term use of Valium is usually contraindicated because of the potential for dependence and addiction. Take care. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

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

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What symptoms can be associated with muscle spasm?

What symptoms can be associated with muscle spasm?

Pain tightness: A muscle spasm is a painful over tightening of a muscle. It is most commonly caused when a muscle does not have an adequate supply of oxygen to perform the task that is being asked of it. Then it kind of seizes up and stops working until you can get some blood flowing into it again. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of muscle spasm in neck and shoulders?

What are symptoms of muscle spasm in neck and shoulders?

Pain, decreased ROM: Symptoms of muscle spasm will likely include pain, tenderness, stiffness, and pain with movement. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like muscle spasm go away quickly?

They can: They can but it depends on the reason why you have developed muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm symptoms be cured? Why do they come off and on?

These are treatable: Muscle spasms unfortunately may not be curable depending on their etiology, but they are most definitely treatable.
Many patients with upper motor neuron syndrome from cord of brain lesions due to a stroke, a spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis for example, will experience increased muscle tone, muscle spasms and spasticity. There exist several pharmaceutical agents aimed at decreasing the f. ...Read more

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Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more

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Can paravertebral muscle spasm can cause neurological symptoms?

Can paravertebral muscle spasm can cause neurological symptoms?

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

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Have pinched nerve with leg symptoms (muscle spasm in morning) and limited on activity. Is it safe to use muscle simulator device on those muscles?

Have pinched nerve with leg symptoms (muscle spasm in morning) and limited on activity. Is it safe to use muscle simulator device on those muscles?

Stimulators Safe: Massaging or stimulating your spasmed muscles should be safe. And if it improves your symptoms keep doing it. If it worsens them stop the stimulation. Other helpful treatments are gentle stretching, ice and/ or heat to the effected area. ...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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle (s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more