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Spasms In Muscle
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
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
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 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 more
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?
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
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 more
Can a herniated L-5 with annular tear plus oa in the spine cause pain and spasm in calf muscle In the leg?
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
Does, HIV cause muscle twitching or muscle spasm. Lately my muscle twitch but only wen im up. It haven't started until I've been stressing.?
HIV: As a general rule, HIV itself does not produce central nervous system symptoms or peripheral neuritis or myositis, but if you have profound immune suppression the myriad of infections and tumors which occur can produce nearly anything. Doubt this is hiv, but if you are worried about being infected, please go get tested. Early diagnosis and treatment are best. ...Read more
Yes/No: Rare that the SI joint can cause true sciatica, however it can cause a referred pattern of pain that is known to radiate down the back of the leg up to about the calf. Traditionally SI Joint pain most often causes tenderness and pain in the buttock area. Piriformis muscle may cause sciatica, but that is also not common. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to determine which is occurring. ...Read more
I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.
Electrolyte problem?: The nature of your symptoms - muscle spasms in different areas - suggest a systemic problem (something affecting the entire body), rather than a regional one. Electrolyte abnormalities come to mind, specifically low potassium (hypokalemia). Talk to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to get blood, urine tested to see if there's an explanation as to why it's occurring. Good luck & thanks for posting ...Read more
I have burning neck pain and been getting migraines daily with nausea, xray says the neck has muscle spasm, could the muscle spasm be causing migraine?
Yes: Muscle spasm may cause reversal of the cervical curve (lordosis), and cause increased pressure on the spine. If you have a chiari malformation, this also increases pressure on the brainstem. Trigger point injections to selected muscles, with myofascial release or cranial sacral manual therapies often provide relief. If persistent, get MRI cervical spine. ...Read more
Had a bowel resection 3 years ago, I have Crohn's disease. Gettin lots of muscle spasms in the muscle under the scar trembles now it tightens and cramps?
Left shoulder burning with some muscle spasm along with muscle spasm along left side of chest by armpit area. I do have hi blood pressure 186/103. any chance it's affiliated?
Maybe yes?: First, would absolutely get evaluation for heart stability, as this could represent anginal pain. Secondly, investigate potential of problem within brachial plexus, or even referred pain from neck. Imaging and EMG studies may be needed to pin this down. But due to prime concern, do not delay. (Kehr's sign in this location may represent issue with spleen) ...Read more
I have both robaxin and zanaflex (tizanidine).One was for bladder spasm other for muscle pain. Which would be better for knotted muscles & soreness in abs/ribs.
Here are some...: Both drugs share similar mechanism and indication to ease musculoskeletal pain as well as have similar profile of side effects. Before succumbing to their long-term use, ask the treating doctor about why you have had the pain - if physically related or of unknown cause? Based on such, formulate a long-term plan of caring your pain. And behavioral modification & physical therapy are the first line. ...Read more
Very bad spasms & muscle pain primarily in calves (both legs) MRI came out good. Doc says therapy. Wht best doc 2 go 2 2 prescribe best treatment.
Orthopedic or PMR: Well first make sure your internist has checked your electrolytes and taken a good history to makes sure there is nothing making you at risk for cramps. Then either a physiatrist or orthopedic doctor could rule out that whether the problem is coming from your back, (such as lumbar stenosis). Physical therapy can be helpful for many conditions, so it can not hurt to try as it could bring relief. ...Read more
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Yes: Skin and muscles on back also usually tender to touch. ...Read more
I sufferred from injury during swimming in may 2015 and since then sufferring from whole body muscular spasm. I have taken muscle relaxants & nerve re?
Muscle tightness: You did not specify if your injury was to a joint or to the muscles. If you have been in active since May 2015, what you are experiencing could be deconditioning. Other things to consider include electrolyte imbalance, or malfunction of the nervous system. I would start with basic conditioning exercises. ...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
Got spasm in depressor labii muscle after facial paralysis 15 months. Is there surgery such as selective myectomy to treat this aside from Botox?
How long can muscle spasms last for? Took muscle relaxant worked for a bit but now are back and stronger. I can't really walk properly im am tilted
Depends: Muscle spasms can be difficult to treat if the underlying cause cannot be determined and/or eliminated. Further, muscle spasticity after injury is also very individual and some individuals may suffer much longer than others despite adequate rest, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxant medications. ...Read more
Acute severe recurring neck and shoulder spasms, calf pain after resting, Upper right abdo painful spasms. Serious or gen. Muscle problem Sister TIA@41?
Muscle pains: Given provided details one is unable render a valid opinion, I suggest you consult local physician and undergo physical examination ...Read more
I'm gettting a bad spasm in the temporalis muscle above my ear. What could cause this? It's keeping me awake at night
How old are you: There is a blood vessel in the temporalis muscle caled the temporal artery. It can get inflammed wiht what we call temporal arteritis. This can be very serious and you need to conact your physician. This usually occurs when we are older. It this is not the case you need to evaauted to see the cause of this. If itis you may need a temporal artery biopsy to help decide therapy. ...Read more
My friend has muscular spasms of the facial muscle, especially around the eye, please what cud be the cause and what disease is it, if its a disease.?
If you have lesion in thecal sac at L4 and weakness in muscles of neck w/ spasms of right neck muscle, and feeling of pressure in vessels of neck, plus weakness at neck base, could it all be related?
You need to have your neck evaluated also. Also need a good examination and a better diagnosis.
Gbr. ...Read more