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Doctor insights on: Severe Spasms From Back To Front When Laying Down

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My whole left side felt like nerves popping/tearing. Then over few weeks developed spreading of severe spasticity down left leg, butt, back &bladder?

My whole left side felt like nerves popping/tearing. Then over few weeks developed spreading of severe spasticity down left leg, butt, back &bladder?

See your physician: Without more information and the ability to ask you many focused questions it's difficult to give you specific advice other than your symptoms suggest a possible nerve impairment such as from a herniated disc. In order to get a precise diagnoses and treatment you must see your physician ...Read more

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Bladder spasming/tensing up slight pain in back, constant urinating anything I can take to help? Not sure if its kidney stones, the pain isn't severe.

Bladder spasming/tensing up slight pain in back, constant urinating anything I can take to help? Not sure if its kidney stones, the pain isn't severe.

Likely have UTI (Cyst: Your symptoms are very suggestive of Urinary tract Infection (UTI). You will need to see a doctor, get your urine tested for infection. Very likely the doctor will advice you to take an antibiotic. Drink extra fluids until you get started on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Multiple hnp in thoracic and lumbar spine, causing severe spasticity in flanks/ribs. Anyway to prevent or learn them? Ortho and pcp were of no help.

Multiple hnp in thoracic and lumbar spine, causing severe spasticity in flanks/ribs. Anyway to prevent or learn them? Ortho and pcp were of no help.

Second opinion: I would assume that you have had an MRI. It seems no physicians are helping you. Get a second orthopedic opinion and clarify what YOU mean by spasticity. You symptoms cannot be diagnosed online- sorry! ...Read more

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I have pain in my back front and sides down to my butt bone. Some poses prevent me from breathing like laying down. I cant move because of pain any ans?

I have pain in my back front and sides down to my butt bone. Some poses prevent me from breathing like laying down. I cant move because of pain any ans?

Back pain: IF it is really so bad that you can't breathe or move because of the pain, go see a doctor. Most of the time, back pain resolves after several days, but your doctor can do an exam to look for serious problems, and offer advice about how you can help yourself feel better. Until then, try a heating pad for 20 min at a time. Don't lift anything. Use ibuprofen 600 mg every 6 hrs with food. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I have severe low back pain when standing or bending but none at all when sitting or laying down?

Why do I have severe low back pain when standing or bending but none at all when sitting or laying down?

Instability: It sounds like some form of instability. The spine cannot bear the normal loads of carrying your body when upright (standing) or bending (even higher loads). Sitting and recumbency lowers the stress. You should see a spinal specialist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Severe back pain only when laying down, at night, or standing after sitting. Switching positions in bed does nothing. Bad Headache when awake?

Severe back pain only when laying down, at night, or standing after sitting. Switching positions in bed does nothing. Bad Headache when awake?

Pelvic girdle?: 38y w. HA, back pain lying/standing, not sitting. Sitting: both ischial prominences contact seat surface forcing sacroiliac joints, SIJ, into neutral anatomic positions. Sleep: surface ground forces translate around pelvic bony ring to loose/pained SIJ. Standing: upper body weight upon SIJ's; torquing loose SIJ. Loose SIJ evokes functional scoliosis as upright, head tilt & neck muscle tension HA. ...Read more

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Severe shoulders, back, and neck pain which make sitting or laying down difficult for long periods of time. No known injuries. Shoulders are the worst?

Severe shoulders, back, and neck pain which make sitting or laying down difficult for long periods of time. No known injuries. Shoulders are the worst?

Go to doctor: You may need an evaluation by tour doctor. May have a cervical pinched nerve or pinched root. On the meanwhile take some NSAIDS IF NOT ALLERGIC. Take care. ...Read more

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Left clavical pain, radiates into left front shoulder. Only feel pain laying down on back. Pain med doesn't help. Relief if lay on rt side. Come & go?

Left clavical pain, radiates into left front shoulder. Only feel pain laying down on back. Pain med doesn't help. Relief if lay on rt side. Come & go?

Clavicle: Perhaps there is inflammation of the joint between the clavicle and shoulder joint. Another possibility is sprain from some activity she is doing. Consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Lp&2 blood patch within a wk. B4 BP I was able 2 get relief laying down. Symptoms worst after bp. Severe sore back, neck & headaches. What 2 do?

Lp&2 blood patch within a wk. B4 BP I was able 2 get relief laying down. Symptoms worst after bp. Severe sore back, neck & headaches. What 2 do?

Tell your doctor: Blood is irritating to the central nervous system. Your body has set off an inflammatory cascade in response to the introduced blood, meant to seal the hole in the dura which is causing your headaches. If you were given a healthy dose of blood during the procedures, it can sometimes make you ill. It takes the body time to heal the hole (as long as 12 weeks) so symptoms may regress slowly. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my back? The pain is severe and excruciating and sometimes shoots up to my neck. It worsens at night and when laying down. Sometimes it causes my knees or thighs to numb a little bit, as well as my hips. It's in the middle of my back and

Back: Back pain can be debilitating and signficantly can affect a person's quality of life. The only way you will know for sure what is going on is to have a complete evaluation by your primary care provider and/or orthopedic specialist.
You could be dealing with a sprain, herniated disc, sciatica, scoliosis, lordosis, etc.
In the meantime try an anti-inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen and try stretching every morning and evening. Your doctor may refer you to physical therapy and/or a pain management specialist based on his/her findings.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I get numbness in the front part of my left thigh when I lay down, have also had eye twitching and severe back pain at times. What is it?

I get numbness in the front part of my left thigh when I lay down, have also had eye twitching and severe back pain at times. What is it?

Varies: They may not all be related. The two most common causes of numbness in the thigh is a "pinched nerve" in the upper lumbar spine or a condition known as meralgia parastetica, in which a nerve known as the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is irritated at the pelvis. Neither would typically becrelated to a twitching of the eye. Getting a good medical check up might be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed Wed & have had severe back pain since Sat. Doc said it was from laying down more than usual. Today there was white mucus in my stool. Read in another post it could be a colon infection. How do you get this & does it cause backpain?

Gallbladder removed Wed & have had severe back pain since Sat. Doc said it was from laying down more than usual. Today there was white mucus in my stool. Read in another post it could be a colon infection. How do you get this & does it cause backpain?

Postoperative Pain: Surgeons worry about a few things postoperatively. They worry about bleeding, they worry about pulmonary embolism, urinary tract infection from the catheter, and they worry about wound infections. If you have any shortness of breath or pain with breathing, pain in your calf, go to the ER for examination. Back pain can be caused by positioning during surgery, etc. Good idea to be seen, call surgeon ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

Bile leak: I always worry about a bile leak after a cholecystectomy. I would be urgently evaluated by the surgeon who performed the surgery, if it continues to be of discomfort for you through the night, have a very low threshold for being emergently evaluated in the emergency department by an ER doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do you think of botox shots for spasticity in hamstings (back of the knee)?

I was wondering what do you think of botox shots for spasticity in hamstings (back of the knee)?

BOTOX can Help: Botox can help with spasms.
Botox would last for some months and can be given in small or larger doses as necessary.
It the spasms are intermittent, then a long-lasting 24 hour a day treatment may not be the best.
Hamstrings are large muscles and the cost to relax them could require a lot of botox. ...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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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?

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?

Ok to try: Gentle massage along with mild anti inflammatory is fine in short term. Can also try alternate heat and icing. If doesn't improve over 5-7 days you get formal exam. ...Read more

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Can I take a baclofen, if I had taken a tramodol 2 hours ago? I am having 10 out of 10 on the pain scale back spasms. I just n back has been spasming for about 6 hours. Some positions help but not for long. They just seem to come in waves.

Can I take a baclofen, if I had taken a tramodol 2 hours ago? I am having 10 out of 10 on the pain scale back spasms. I just n back has been spasming for about 6 hours. Some positions help but not for long. They just seem to come in waves.

Drug interaction: Tramadol is a opioid pain killer. Baclofen is a muscle relaxers. It is common to have them prescribed together for pain. You can take Baclofen for spasm. Please be aware that taking tramadol and Baclofen together can increase risks of dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with my left side of my back cramping/spasming. Other than drinking water, is there anything I should be doing?

I woke up this morning with my left side of my back cramping/spasming. Other than drinking water, is there anything I should be doing?

Back Pain: Conservative measures in my opinion for back pain include the following: NSAIDS, muscle relaxers short term (not soma), stretching and range of motion exercises, physical therapy, osteopathic manipulation, in some cases chiropractic care, very short term use of pain medications in the acute phase, local heat, rest for 24-48 hours, plain X-ray. No CT or MRI without neuro deficit for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I can no longer swallow with out severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

I can no longer swallow with out severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

Get evaluated: Despite previous repair, your hiatal hernia may be back with symptoms. A CXR, EGD, exam with your regular doc will help determine what is going on. Get evaluated more urgently if fever, coughing blood, or pain. Be well. ...Read more

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My thumb has been spasming (not a light tic) all day down to the webbing. Never happened before. No pinched nerves or hyper/hypo calcemia. Any idea?

My thumb has been spasming (not a light tic) all day down to the webbing. Never happened before. No pinched nerves or hyper/hypo calcemia. Any idea?

Irritation: This kind of situation, a muscle spasm, is not uncommon. An irritation of the nerve supplying the involved muscle (not necessarily a pinched nerve), trauma to or over use of the involved muscle, transient disruption of the normal electrolyte movement into and out of the muscle cells, and electrolyte deficiency like low potassium and or magnesium. Keep the hand warm, rest the thumb and Gatorade. ...Read more

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Intense, stabbing pain, bottom of my rib cage over a 4 hour period, almost feels like really bad heartburn. Went away, now coming back w spasming feel?

Intense, stabbing pain, bottom of my rib cage over a 4 hour period, almost feels like really bad heartburn. Went away, now coming back w spasming feel?

See your doctor: Pain at the bottom of your ribs can be from many sources, and certainly, heartburn can be one. However, gallbladder disease and other intestinal problems which often feel like spasms. However, that location can also reflect cardiac pain. Although you're a 30 year old female and that's unlikely, it would be wise to see your doctor in person to explore causes. Especially it's hard to breathe. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had lower back pain since the end of January. Since then the majority of the pain has switched to the right side of my butt and my right thigh. The pain stops at the knee. I also have considerable tightness in my thigh which has been spasming.

Hi, I have had lower back pain since the end of January. Since then the majority of the pain has switched to the right side of my butt and my right thigh. The pain stops at the knee. I also have considerable tightness in my thigh which has been spasming.

Sciatica: 34yo w. several weeks of low back pain & radiation into unilateral buttock, thigh & knee has sciatica, which is a pain pattern w. several causes; including lumbar disk disorder, sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder w. presacral plexus impingement & pyriformis syndrome. The best doctor to diagnose is not Rheumatologist or Orthopedist, but an Osteopath, who understands soft tissues disorder diagnosis. ...Read more