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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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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Really bad muscle spasm in my calf last night. Will taking magnesium prevent a recurrence?

Really bad muscle spasm in my calf last night. Will taking magnesium prevent a recurrence?

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

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head?  Could it stop it spasming?

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 more

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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 ?

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

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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 !?

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 more

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What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What stops facial muscle spasms!?

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

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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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Why do I keep getting muscle spasms in my neck and how can I stop it?

Why do I keep getting muscle spasms in my neck and how can I stop it?

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

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What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

Stretch: Sounds like piriformis syndrome. Hard to describe the stretches. Go on-line and search stretching or physical therapy for piriformis tightness or syndrome. If that doesn't help, seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I get night time leg and feet muscle spasms that are excruciating ....What can I do to treat and stop them?

I get night time leg and feet muscle spasms that are excruciating ....What can I do to treat and stop them?

First try: First try eating more potassium (like a banana) try doing this for awhile and if things don't change let me know :]. ...Read more

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What stops facial muscle spasms from twitching?

What stops facial muscle spasms from twitching?

Find cause first: You must first determine why you are twitching. Low calcium may be a sign of parathyroid hormone disorders. Brain tumors or injuries to the facial nerve may also be responsible and should be treated. ...Read more

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Muscle spasm constant in my lower back, sides, hips and lower torso. How do I stop this?

Conservative care: Try stretching and nsaids and heat. If symptoms persist, you should see a physician for further evaluation/treatment. You may have an underlying condition in your spine or abdomen which is causing the muscle spasms. ...Read more

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I strained my hamstring and had to stop running and now i'm getting muscle spasms in my lower back?

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

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Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?

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

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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

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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

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

Probably not: It is unclear what was causing the muscle spasms and it sounds like they didn't stop when you stopped the olanzapine. Sertraline is not prescribed for muscle spasms.. I would recommend that you see you internist and try to understand the cause of the spasms. ...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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more