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Stop Muscle Spasm Recurrence
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
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
Maybe: Magnesium is necessary for normal muscle performance. Given in higher doses it can restore normal function and impede cramps. Whether or not it will work for you rather depends on what is causing the cramps. Usually we recommend keeping well hydrated, making sure you get adequate potassium and magnesium and not overworking the muscle. ...Read more
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
I've been having muscle spasms in my butt for hours now and it's really bothering me what does it mean ? And how to make them stop ?
Isolated muscle spsm: Most of the time symptoms like these are related to changes in exercise. If they occur on only one side, they could also be due to a mild injury. Having the symptoms for hours though does not indicate injury. Normally symptoms like these will improve with stretching and rest. ...Read more
Can somebody tell me please why I am having muscle spasms all over my body and they just wont stop! and its causing me pain everywhere ! had them for 8 or 9 months now! please help !?
Myalgia: We tend to see a lot of young people with intermittent muscle spasms. Some call it a form of fibromyalgia. Often from poor diet or excessive exercise or use of drugs or medications that affect the muscles. Even during hormone phases there is a tendency for muscle cramps. Primary muscle disease needs to be ruled out. Good health habits and proper diet with good fluids and minerals is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is causing them: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more
See orthopedist: Neck pain commonly is due to muscle spasms, poor posture, arthritis, herniated disks etc. If you are symptomatic in your neck and back then seek an orthopedic surgeon or preferably an orthopedic spine surgeon. They can prescribe medications and therapy that can help your symptoms. ...Read more
Have been getting muscle spasms atbvleast once a week for about 6 months under right ribcage usually when I bend forward. They are so painful I just push on it till it stops. Usually a minute or so. Feels like a Charlie hourse and always the same spot?
See your PCP: for investigation and tests. Referral to a specialist may be appropriate for some of these tests. ...Read more
What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.
I get night time leg and feet muscle spasms that are excruciating ....What can I do to treat and stop them?
I strained my hamstring and had to stop running and now i'm getting muscle spasms in my lower back?
Possible: I see lots of low back issues and many are linked to tight hams. Home heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock you entire back, gluts, hams and calves. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more
Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?
Yes: Hi Charles That is a great question. Depending on the degree of the musculoskeletal spasm, there certainly can be a curvature that develops. There are many ways to alleviate a spasm. Some alleviators are rest, stretches, heat, anti-inflammatory medication, and muscle relaxant medication. ...Read more
After flexor tendon surgery on 1/21, muscle spasms on 2 of the fingers. Afraid of ripping the repair, should I use heatpad to stop the spams?
Call your MD: I assume u had flexor tendon repair following a laceration to your hand( most common). Ice, elevation is important first24-48 hrs; and elevation of the hand really the first week.U likely are in a splint for comfort and to protect repair.If you're spasms continue call your md ... Splint should protect the repair but he may advise a muscle relaxant and to be seen. Best of luck! ...Read more
Was takin olanzapine and got muscle spasms everywhere! they said it was anxiety? Come off olanzapine now they said try sertraline would it stop spasms
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
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