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Scoliosis And Muscle Spasm
Little scoliosis can cause muscle spasms spread in the whole body? Or it affects only some group of muscles?
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is usually not painful unless severe. Curves greater than 50 degrees most commonly cause pain. Your scoliosis may actually be a result of muscle spasm (sciatic scoliosis). If that is the case, treat the muscle spasm, and the scoliosis may disappear. Treatment of muscle spasms includes pt, stretching, heat/ice, otc meds. But if persistent, md evaluation will likely help to determine cause. ...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
I have scoliosis 37degree curve. I have horrible pain on right side ofneck radiating down to shoulder. I have constant muscle spasms but none this bad?
2 conditions: It sounds like you may have 2 separate conditions. A 37 degree scoliosis (presumably in your thoracic and/or lumbar spine) is approaching surgical consideration and should be followed/treated by a spine surgeon. Right sided neck pain radiating down to the shouder may be caused by a cervical spine herniated disc causing nerve impingement, and would also warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
My MRI says I have rotatory dextroconvex scoliosis. Could this be causing my muscle spasms? I also have DDD & multifactorial spondylosis in C6/7.
Can muscle spasms cause swollen lymph nodes over the area? Get rock-hard muscle spasms in neck &lymph nodes always swell. Have mild scoliosis, AS, POTS.
Yes, spasm: Withinflammation could cause lymph nodes to react and swell and hurt ...Read more
Xray - "straightened lumbar spine, likely secondary to muscle spasm. Mid lumbar scoliosis." what can you suggest for her? She's been having back pains
Moist heat, NSAIDs: This x-ray report suggests that this young patient is having muscular lbp w/ secondary muscle spasms which can 'reverse' the normal lordosis of the lumbar spine and cause it to straighten... Esp. W/ non- standing x-rays. Heat, Ibuprofen, gentle massage, and avoidance of aggravating activities can be helpful the first week or so. If symptoms persist consider seeing an orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read more
Can muscle spasms cause swollen lymph nodes in the area? Get bad, rock-hard muscle spasms in left neck/trapezius area. Also have Scoliosis, AS, & POTS.
Muscle spasms: Should not cause enlarged lymph nodes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Severe muscle spasms, chronic pain in hands (8 broken fingers and 2 surgerys previously), moderate scoliosis, social anxiety.
JHS: 20's males w. scoliosis, joint disorders & anxiety attacks & seeking unifying explanation need study Joint Hypermobility Syndrome & Fibromyalgia; both highly associated. JHS sufferers oft have mitral valve prolapse, which is associated with episodic anxiety attacks. Scoliosis is common with JHS; only when upright; absent prone as gravity is negated. Osteopathic & echocardiogram evals recommended. ...Read more
Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands?
Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
Back pain that goes between shoulder blades to below shoulder blade that started in November 2014 after FNA with muscle spasms and neck stiffness. Now radiating to front. Had a MRI cspine. Mild disc bulge c7t1. Mild scolosis. Books work normal. 3 chest X
See details: Still asking the same question I see. Your symptoms are too nonspecific to obtain an answer from a doctor who has never examined you. ...Read more
Symptoms c7/T1 MRI mild posterior disc bulge / mild scollosis can you have cervical Ridiculophy? Would it be both arms & muscle spasm upper spine
Potentially: Possibly, scoliosis sually begins with a rotation of the vertebrae. This causes a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. There are also patients with neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy that have muscular imbalance and can have scoliosis. Please consider being checked, a simple xray will definitively answer the question of whether or not you have scoliosis. ...Read more
How can I know whether the pain I have is from muscles spams caused by scoliosis or from melanoma?
If a 16-year-old works out and gets a lot more muscular, can the muscles pull his scoliosis towards normal?
No: No excercises have been shown to straighten curves. ...Read more
Scoliosis is interfering with my daily life, back muscles are imbalanced, causing back and pelvic pain. What exercises can I do to correct my imbalance?
Options for treatmen: For the adolescent (Age 19) treatment for curves 40 degrees that are progressive despite brace treatment, surgery maybe indicated.? Treatment options include observation, orthoses (brace) and surgery. There is no evidence that exercise programs are effective in preventing progression. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are many reasons for scoliosis. It is unknown whether muscle imbalance is part of the reason for scoliosis with most adolescents. Muscle imbalance can however cause scoliosis in cases involving cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, tumors, etc. Scoliois can also be due to arthritis and idiopathic (meaning we are unsure of the exact cause). ...Read more
Possibly: Muscle imbalances can indeed cause scoliosis, but more likely to occur in the setting of a neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia or paraplegia from spinal cord injury, stroke in a young person, multiple sclerosis with paralysis, etc). Existing scoliosis can worsen with certain postures & muscle imbalances. It should be monitored for worsening. ...Read more
Which muscles need strengthening when you have scoliosis in the thoracic region towards the right?
ALL of back.:
It needs a dedicated physical therapy regimen with posture, range of motion and strengthening. Personally, my kyphosis has markedly improved from activities you'd never expect:
overall weight loss
Spine is a dynamic system. And effects on one part affect all parts. ...Read more
I'm asking about the scoliosis treatment, osteothritis treatment and cervical muscles spasam treatment?
Scoliosis / pain: That's a very broad question... Happy to answer details, but all of these 'questions' need their own explanation. Often they are connected, as scoliosis and imbalance can cause muscle spasms where the body tries to keep everything in line, while the spine undergoes a three-dimensional deformity over time. Osteoarthritis can effect the spine at all levels+contribute to pain and worsening deformity. ...Read more
If I have scoliosis, should I be lifting weights that are around 10 - 15lbs? I ask b/c I pulled a muscle in my arm about 2 weeks ago and I have cp.
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Several: 20's female with scoliosis ponders which muscles become "unbalanced" or, in lexicon of dr. V. Janda, "crossed". These would be the superior trapezius from asymmetric shoulders, the multifidus, and the latissimus dorsi. Yoga is effective at maintaining back muscle strength of non-dominent muscles. Important to know if scoliosis is organic or functional due to an unstable unilateral sij? ...Read more
Yes: Sure, spinal misalignment will lead to muscles being called on in uneven ways. Some muscles may be over worked or stressed by scoliotic curves and react with spasm and soreness. Of course, other causes may be bringing on such symptoms, so it's worth it to get checked. ...Read more
Is it normal for tour neck muscles/ bones to feel asymmetrical if you have mild scoliosis? Would they stand out more on one side?
Yes: Yes, to some extent. Most cases of scoliosis have what is called a primary curve; and then often above and below the curve are compensatory curves that try to bring the head and trunk back over the pelvis. So a lot of patients with scoliosis will have a compensatory curve that goes into the base of the neck and can cause what you are describing. ...Read more
Swimming for 2 months, now mild pain in pecs for 2 weeks, I didn't rest, could it be an injury? Or is it respiartory muscles? Btw I have mild scoliosis.
Overuse/Strength?: Most likely it's a little overuse inflammation from doing an exercise your pectoral muscles are not used to, especially if you have not rested very much. Could also just be some soreness from working out the pectorals - to get muscles stronger usually involves getting muscles sore. Mild scoliosis should not matter. Your respiratory muscles will strengthen with swimming. ...Read more
Pilates core better: Back muscles get a daily workout but theabs are a back muscle spine flexor work out all the back muscles front and back many structural curves envolve only the thoracic spine so keeping all the lumbar muacles strong can compensate for spinal imbalance don't forget the abs. ...Read more
Varies: There are two components to scoliosis treatment. One is based on the structural issues of the curve and the second is based on the symptoms a patient might have from their scoliosis. Structural treatment is based upon the age of the patient and the size of the curve. Symptomatic treatment is based upon how much trouble the person is having with their back and treatment options are multiple. ...Read more
No only bracing-: -can influence a curve and does so only in growing adolescents. By mild, it's better 2 describe it in the numerical degrees of the curve. It also depends on how it was Dx'd.standing ap images R needed 4 the Dx. Often if Cn on recombinant films it can B due 2 positioning & not B real. ...Read more
I have scoliosis and my lower left back never developed while the right muscle bulges. Can anything be done to even this out? Problems later in life?
Depends: Usually exercise and physical therapy is the mainstay of dealing with issues from scoliosis. Sometimes depending on how much curve you have you might benefit from a brace as well. I would speak with a good musculoskeletal/spine physical medicine ; rehabilitation doctor or even an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...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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