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Spasms In Muscle
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
A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metabolites from heavy activity are not removed there can be spasm. Other causes can be a trapped nerve root irritating the muscle. Some people have greater likelihood of spasm due to underlying genetic causes. ...Read more
Low back nerve root : Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spasm, the pain is usually aching, cramping, dull, and the muscles are stiff and tight.You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more
Depends: Muscle spasm in the vagina, also called vaginismus, often causes pain when you have sex. It is frequently the result of sexual trauma, either a physically or emotionally difficult experience, although sometimes an infection, variations in anatomy, skin disorders, or dryness in the vagina can also cause similar sensations.. Treatment with a sex therapist or other specialist can help with this issu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?
Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No short answer: Medically it is called fasciculation. It is a quivering of a tired muscle. Most people have them at times, some frequently. Sometimes it seems to center on an area where there had been an injury. Ofter it may involve the corner of an eye or the neck but may be any place in the body. ...Read more
Food intolerance: Stomach spasms are usually related to diet, but can also be due to gastritis, gall bladder, stress infections or inflammation. See your doctor to help sort this, but i also recommend that you look at your diet. See if there is something you are eating repeatedly that may be the problem. In my practice gluten and dairy are high on the list. Do an elimination diet with them for a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can muscle spasms or tight muscles in the neck muscles cause random stabbing/shooting pains in back of one side of head?mainly when bending over?
Tight neck muscles: Yes, try some stretching exercises to relax the muscles in your neck. ...Read more
Many things..: The causes are many, so when i see patients with this symptom, i start by asking about recent stressors, anxiety, symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, any new medications they're taking, associated symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, wheeze)... And then i'd think about getting an esophagram, and consultation with ENT if the problem's persisting. ...Read more
Muscle strain/tear: Over working abdominal wall muscles without properly warming them up by stretching them for example before doing multiple long sets of situps will often result in abdominal wall muscle fatigue with resultant abdominal wall muscle spasms. ...Read more
Not usually: Common TMJ symptoms include pain/tenderness in the face, jaw, neck and shoulders, and around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth; clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth; difficulty chewing; face swelling. See your physician for evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001227.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: To have spasm in general means the muscles this means the muscle irritated it? The irritation could come from the muscle itself or from the nerve feeding that muscle. The cause for the first one, injury to the muscles, lack of fitness, overwork those muscles. Nerve injury, if the nerve to muscles is injured, that leads to the same thing. ...Read more
Muscle Cramps: Usually due to dehydration or loss of electrolytes when rehydrating with just water. Make sure that you replenish electrolytes including magnesium (magox 400mg). This is especially true if you take anti hypertension medications that have diuretic properties, or if you drink caffeinated drinks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it examined.: Since there are a lot or reasons for rectal spasm, I would have it checked out and examined. ...Read more
Hercules!: That was pretty heavy! Especially if you don't lift heavy things often. After 10 minutes it is no surprise to have some muscle twitches and feel weak. If you make a habit of this, or want to, do regular weight training (3 times a week) and you can do Herculean feats without suffering (unless extreme). ...Read more
Voluntary/involuntar: Muscle contraction is voluntary, like when you are picking something up off the table. Muscle spasms are involuntary, and often painful, as they happen wuickly and forcefully for no apparent reason, there are many causes of muscle spasms, if they happen to you often seek medical attention to determine the cause. ...Read more
Can mediazolan and diazepam used to treat muscle spasms cause muscle spasms or other movement disorders?
Muscle Spasms: Both drugs are in the benzodiazepine class but Midazolam is short acting and primarily used as a premedication for anesthesia. Diazepam (valium) is a longer acting version that I use for postoperative muscle spasm in the hospital but avoid following discharge due to the addiction potential for this longer acting version. There are other options for movement disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a herniated disc at L5-S1 lead to spasms and muscle guarding of back muscles? Would a microdiscectomy operation help get rid of the spasms?
Possibly: A neurosurgeon is best qualified to evaluate you and review your mri. It's possible that the back muscle spasms is the body's way of reacting to pressure on a nerve root by the herniated intervertebral disc. After the evaluation your treatment options will be explained to you. ...Read more
Pain in lower back, tingling in legs, leg spasms and muscle cramping. Could it all come from my back?
Yes it could: But if persistent you must have a neurological consult. ...Read more
What is the difference between muscle spasms and muscle cramps? I have cervical spondylosis and I call it spasms. Accurate?
No: You are referring to 3 different diagnoses, tho they are related. Muscles spasms are intermittent as in on and off. A cramp is unrelenting that is constant w/o intermittent relief. Both can be caused by spondylosis, which is a type of dislocation of the vertebra in the spine, putting strain and tension on ligaments and tendons, which leads to the mucsular pain. Txs are avalable. Talk to your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last two days tip of thumb tingling, recently had alot of stress that caused spasm, could muscle spasm have caused tingling? or stenosis worse?
Thumb: The most likely diagnosis is a mild contusion to the tip of the thumb and of no importance. Good Luck ...Read more
I am experiencing limb spasms.and muscle twitches in upper and lower limb, dx benign but can it turn to als muscle twiching , no other symptoms?
Unlikely: This coud be benign fasiculations. I asume your evaluation did not show ALS - This does not turn into ALS ...Read more
Neck/Elbow Rash (10 years), sudden Hair Loss, Fatigue, Severe Joint Pain, Heart Flutter/ Chest Spasms, Anemia, muscle Weakness, Headaches, Skin Pain?
Stress and spasm: Muscle spasms can be the result of tension. Massage can be helpful in the acute stage of a muscle spasm. Progressive muscle relaxation can be a tool that you can learn from a stress management program or from a recording, or stress reduction workbook, or an app. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i wake up from a short nap (2-5 min.), it feels like my heart is pounding. But my heart rate is norm. Feels like a spasming muscle though. Why?
Cure Difficult: Some attention to finding out the cause of your spasm is necessary. Cures are difficult of most causes of muscle spasm but with attention to local conditions like trigger points, the use of therapeutic exercise such demonstrated by a physical therapist can be valuable. Also, don't overlook, activity like yoga or pilates which over time can help tremendously. ...Read more
Can muscle spasms trap nerves? Is this what a trigger point is-a point at which a nerve is trapped by a spasmed muscle? Don't understand referred pain
2questions-2 answers: 1. Yes muscles can trap nerves. Muscle spasm can put pressure on the peripheral nerve, producing symptoms along that nerve’s distribution. 2. A motor excitatory effect on muscle may cause formation of a trigger point, also called muscle tightness or twitching located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and referred pain to other sites. ...Read more
Spasm vs cramp: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. The muscle cramp is thus an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax despite our desire to relax the muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a herniated L-5 with annular tear plus oa in the spine cause pain and spasm in calf muscle In the leg?
Sharp pain in abdomen below button and in center of chest at the same time. Comes and goes for a day now. What could this be? Gerd spasm? Muscle
Spasms: This sounds more like recurrent intestinal spasms although simultaneous spasms of intestines, esophagus and outlet of stomach(pylorospasm) could occur. Such irritability could be stress related,food intolerance,or early viral gastroenteritis. If symptoms persist consult your physician. In the meantime avoid caffeine, hot and cold beverages and take in a soft bland diet. ...Read more
Are involuntary muscle twitches a symptom of my invasive amebiosis(diagnosed)? I have spasms in every muscle you can think of, even inside my eardrum.
Many : Multiple issues could be. Check with your doc. ...Read more
I have a back spasm and shoulder muscle pain around rotatur cuff. What can I do beside hot compresses?
See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more