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Severe Muscle Spasm
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 am 22 years old and I have been suffering from severe muscle spasms for months and months now. What will primary Dr. do?
Evaluate: First, likely take a more detailed history followed by a thorough physical exam. This will then lead the doctor to a number of possible causes which can then often be confirmed or ruled out by further testing. ...Read more
I’m having a severe muscle spasm right now how can I make it stop I can’t move with it because I’m in serious pain and I can’t bend over ?
It can: There are reports of muscle spasms being associated with schizophrenia, although some authors suggest this is a result of the treatment of the disorder rather than the disorder itself. Please see your doctor to determine potential causes of these symptoms, particularly if they are new. ...Read more
My mom is having severe muscle spasms all over her body what causes them and what relief can she get?
There are a few: Causes, including severe dehydration or deficits in certain things like potassium or magnesium, which can be life threatening. Is she on a statin? That can cause it as well. If she is having other symptoms, this could be something emotional or neurological as well. Hard to tell without a physical exam and labs. If they are acute in nature, i would recommend seeing a physician sooner than later. ...Read more
Could anxiety cause severe muscle spasms for last 48 hours? Anxious from getting tetanus from cut could this cause spasms?
I am getting severe muscle spasms on the left just under my rib cage. It is painful & I have to wait unable to move until I actually feel it release.
Pulled muscle: can do this. Other conditions that can cause pain in this area include Gall bladder disease, pleurisy and heart disease. Your description sounds like you may have stretched too far and pulled a muscle. If you have shortness of breath, sweating, fever or the problem does not resolve see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 41. Have swayback severe muscle spasms.Since 2000..And neck gets stuck dr said today i need injections will my back ever get better or worse?
Yes: As long as u age, ur back will always b changing, so it is a good bet that it will get worse or better, with or without treatment. ...Read more
I've been having severe muscle spasm on the back of my thighs. What is the cause and what can I do to relieve the pain? Can not sleep.
Many possibilities: Meds you are taking may interfere with some food absorption including calcium. Try chewing tums (calcium carbonate) with each meal. Also increase potassium intake by eating 2 oranges daily or other foods rich in potasium. Muscle strains and pinched nerves can also cause muscle spasms. If symptoms do not improve, then exam, blood test, and other tests may be needed. ...Read more
My spouse's TgAB level is pretty high. She is having severe muscle spasms and stiffness & pain in neck. The aceclofenac medications did not help...
No connection: Your spouse may have an inflammation of her thryoid which needs treatment however her muscle spasms are most likely not related. However, ask the Doctor who is following her for her thyroid condition if he/she may wish to get some muscle studies and a serum Calcium level to r/o other "autoimmune" conditions. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
My husband woke up today with severe muscle spasms in his lower back. Can I give him both orphenadrine and oxycodone at the same time?
Be careful,: orphenadrine and oxycodone both increase sedation and drowsiness. It is always good to ask a prescribing physician for side effects and potential complications. You also can apply moist heat, passive stretch and squeeze, gentle massage and Aleve (naproxen) OTC. See your PCP soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have burning in my calf and inner thighs. Had severe muscle spasms in calf but took magnesium and they subsided. Then the burning started. ?
I was prescribed Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg for severe muscle spasms in my neck, shoulders & upper back .. Is this a generally safe drug to take ?
I have been getting severe muscle spasms in my right calf during the night due to a tendon that is damaged around the left side of my ankle. What dr.?
I'm having severe muscle spasms from my shoulders all the way down & around my body causing muscle weakness, rigidity, dizziness. How do I treat this?
I have spondylothesis i don't know what grade . I am having severe muscle spasm on both sides of my lower back and constant pain in upper back . What?
See someone: There are several types of spondylolisthesis, and two are quite common. Depending on the whold picture (all your symptoms, your story), many will do well with an exercise program to strengthen your core (back and tummy muscles) and increase general fitness. Medication and therapy, sometimes injections, sometimes surgery play a role. See your primary doctor or a spine specialist. ...Read more
Leg muscle spasms, I have very severe muscle spasms on both legs. It's been six days of none stop painful , all test came back legative. It's very bad?
63 you male 6000mg a day for severe muscle spasms. Have had 2 heart attacks and 8 stents and cad. Any problems with this medicine and dose?
Which medication?: 6000mg a day for any of the medications you list is a very LARGE amount that should not be taken for very long since other complications can occur. You need to speak with your doctor about getting that dosage under better management. ...Read more
The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more
Torticollis is a hyper spasmodic condition of the neck in which the neck and/or head is abnormally positioned in an asymmetric position. Also called Wry neck, the top of the head is tilted in one direction and the chin in another direction. Common causes are drug side effects (probably most common), and injury to the neck and cervical nerves. ...Read more