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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?

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 more

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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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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?

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

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I recently had a baby 3 weeks ago. About 2 weeks ago I started to feel pain in my lower back. The next day (Monday) it was in my right buttocks, at the time it felt like muscle spasms. By Tuesday I was in severe pain and felt like I couldn't move. I had m

I recently had a baby 3 weeks ago. About 2 weeks ago I started to feel pain in my lower back. The next day (Monday) it was in my right buttocks, at the time it felt like muscle spasms. By Tuesday I was in severe pain and felt like I couldn't move. I had m

See ob first: you did not say if labor and delivery were long or painful which can strain the low nerves coming from the limbo-sacral spine. I'd not that, then sacroiliac problems are more likely. If you are otherwise intact, a,chiropractor or,pan doc,can help ...Read more

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Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed ?

Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed ?

No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more

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Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more

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Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more

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Could a bad sprained ankle cause muscle spasms in lower back?

Could a bad sprained ankle cause muscle spasms in lower back?

Ankle : Injury can lead to lower back problems. The injury is causing you when walking to compensate and use muscle groups you don't use that way with normal gait. If you are in a walking boot for ankle you may want to wear a shoe that is close to the level of the boot. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms in lower back with pulling sensation and sciatica type pain in legs,no disks problems but really tight hamstrings could this be the caus?

Muscle spasms in lower back with pulling sensation and sciatica type pain in legs,no disks problems but really tight hamstrings could this be the caus?

Causes of sciatica: There are causes for sciatica besides disc problems. Hypertrophied muscle or spasm can push on the sciatic nerve causing pain to radiate down leg. The muscle can be in the lower back or pelvis. Since it appears that there is no serious structural problem, then physical therapy is the best way to get muscles and ligaments to relax and stretch and reduce pressure on sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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I have been having muscle spasms in my lower back all week?

I have been having muscle spasms in my lower back all week?

Determine cause 1st: Postural or nerve compression are most likely the cause. Treating these conditions may help to resolve the condition. You may need an evaluation to determine what is the cause if these do not resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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What cause lower knots that seem to float on the lower back? Can they be caused by muscle spasms?

What cause lower knots that seem to float on the lower back? Can they be caused by muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms: Most likely muscle spasms. This is the most common cause of lower back pain. Usually self limited. Take some otc anti inflammatory meds and it should resolve. If it persists see a physiatrist. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop muscle spasm in your lower back?

Ice, stretching: I recommend, rest, ice, and stretching. You may also benefit from a muscle relaxer such as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) manipulation, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What could cause muscle spasms in the lower back and around the waist?

Think pelvic : In females these type of symptoms can be associated with pelvic inflammation. Most serious would be pyelonephritis (infection of kidneys) or ovarian cancer. Bladder infections or endometriosis may cause similar symptoms. Constipation may contribute. Disorders of the spine may be a consideration, but usually cause more pain down the legs. ...Read more

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I have muscle spasm at left side of lower back from doing deadlifts what to do?

As: We age, our disc spaces narrow and flatten, our muscle loose elasticity and don't heal as well. Stretching and warm up is important to avoid injury. Once injured, you need to rest, take an anti-inflammatory and or muscle relaxant. Consider different exercises in the future. ...Read more

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Really bad muscle spasms in my lower back. Can I use one of those stickon warm pad things from walgreens?

Really bad muscle spasms in my lower back. Can I use one of those stickon warm pad things from walgreens?

Give it a try: Warm compresses to help relax muscle spasms are some times efffective along with a nice warm jacuzzi. Also massage and light muscle stretching exercises can be helpful for prevention and treatment. If pain persists then see your physician for possible Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) or other muscle spasm treatments. ...Read more

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Muscle spasm in lower back, paining from last 6 months.. How should I prevent it?

Exersise: Muscle spasms for 6 months requires examination@your young age.If nothing is formally diagnosed i would encourage you to begin a williams flexion exersise program and incorporate abdominal strenthining(sit-ups, crunches, rtc) into your work-out.Hopefully your back spasms will resolve w/ this regimen.Good luck! ...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