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Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Usually not. : Shingles usually develop when you have immune function weakness, such as after catching cold, stress, emotional disturbance, post prolonged stressful sport, medication use etc. However, some post shingle pain is apt to be diagnosed with muscle pain. ...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


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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension from anxiety cause you to have a muscle sprain/muscle tear/muscle pull, etc?

Can muscle tension from anxiety cause you to have a muscle sprain/muscle tear/muscle pull, etc?

Only part of problem: John, While anxiety can increase muscle tone, this is not likely the biggest reason for a tear. More likely the injured muscle was tight from lack of stretching, or even over-stretching/weakness. A muscle tear or sprain is diagnosed through a physical exam by a doctor and confirmed with an MRI. Although if the pain improves spontaneously an MRI often will not alter the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of fibromyalgia include muscle cramps & spasms and/or shooting pain from nerves?

Do the symptoms of fibromyalgia include muscle cramps & spasms and/or shooting pain from nerves?

Could be: Fibromyalgia is very difficult to diagnose because there is no good test for it, and it can appear differently in different people. Muscle cramps, spasms, and shooting pains are possible but can also come from other things. ...Read more

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Chest pain and muscle aches. Heart attacks don't give you muscle aches elsewhere, right?

Chest pain and muscle aches. Heart attacks don't give you muscle aches elsewhere, right?

They can...: Rarely, as the heart muscle receives less oxygen carried by (usually) blocked arteries (which causes a heart attack), the heart pumps less blood to the body. When this happens, it is possible to get muscle cramps, just like when you run a distance and blood flow can't keep up with muscle demand. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Are the symptoms of muscle spasm bad?

Pain: Usually muscle spasm is the bodies attempt to stabilize a bone or joint that hurts. It is seen most often in association with back and neck pain. As the muscle spasm continues, metabolites of muscle contraction build up in the muscle which add more soreness to the pain. Treatments can be aimed at reliving the source of the pain or relaxing the muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Having muscle spasm-like pain right lower back. Took muscle relaxer but no relief. Vomiting from pain. What could it be?

Having muscle spasm-like pain right lower back. Took muscle relaxer but no relief. Vomiting from pain.  What could it be?

Back pain: It could be a a kidney stone or UTI if pain is that severe that is is causing you to vomit you should go to the ER now ...Read more

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Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Yes: The sternocleidomastoid muscle can oftentimes get swollen from muscle spasms. However, please have someone evaluate this because recently i diagnosed a patient with a fluid cyst underneath that needed drainage. ...Read more

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Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more

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Will strengthening a pulled muscle eventually relieve the ache?

Will strengthening a pulled muscle eventually relieve the ache?

No: If a muscle is really strained, you should initially rest it and ice the area down. You should only begin working on strengthening it after the pain has subsided, to address any underlying weakness. If its torn, the pain will persist and you don't want to strengthen it until its been somewhat healed. ...Read more

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Can a pulled abdominal muscle cause scrotum pain?

Can a pulled abdominal muscle cause scrotum pain?

Not usually : Toe bone connected to foot bone......Testicle not connected to abdominal muscle. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing , muscle ache?

What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing , muscle ache?

Anxiety Disorder: I understand your discomfort' the stresses at age 18 of relationships, school, finances, peer pressure, and unresolved feelings with parents, siblings and friends can cause anxiety. Use of alcohol and drugs can make anxiety worse. Please see a therapist for understanding these symptoms, to deal with stresses, and treatment including therapy, relaxation, meditation, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

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Pulled muscle in shoulder, cause jaw pain?

Pulled muscle in shoulder, cause jaw pain?

Possibly could: Recommend bring checked out by your physician first. If your symptoms persist consult with your dentist as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disk cause generalized muscle fasciculations?

Can a slipped disk cause generalized muscle fasciculations?

Fasciculations: Fasciculations are muscle contractions easily seen by the naked eye. This condition usually is secondary to degeneration of parts of the spinal cord. They can be seen with als, spinal dystrophies, polio, and dilations of the central fluid canal within the spinal cord (syrinx). They are not typically seen with "slipped discs.". ...Read more

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Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

Charley horse: When the muscle is sprain badly enough the muscle tissue can be torn or damaged enough to result in spasms. Careful management is necessary with attention to avoid more serious damage. There may be rupture of the muscles or tendons or damage to structures of the joints. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What are kidney pain and pulled muscle?

What are kidney pain and pulled muscle?

Kidney pain constant: Pulled muscle pain will be aggravated by by movement such as bending forward, backward, sideways or twisting spine. ...Read more

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So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

Possible s/e: In fact, muscle stiffness, abnormal muscle movements are reason for very close medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication. Often meds are prescribed to prevent this side effect. Another strategy is to keep the dose as low as possible. If any unusual muscle stiffness, twitching or abnormal (dsykinetic) movements are noticed, be sure to tell prescribing doctor right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side effect profiles and cannot account for adulterants. ...Read more

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What type of muscle twitch fibers does the psoas muscle have?

What type of muscle twitch fibers does the psoas muscle have?

Type 1 and 2: All skeletal muscle has a mixture of type 1 (slow twitch) and type 2 (fast twitch) muscle fibers, including the psoas. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle and does it lead to swelling?

What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle and does it lead to swelling?

Possible: Muscle strain, pulled muscle, can have swelling depending on the number of fibers injured and the inflammatory response of your body. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause these symptoms of a pulled muscle on the left side of my chest?

Can anxiety cause these symptoms of a pulled muscle on the left side of my chest?

Nerve root irritatio: Anxiety will aggravate the pain symptoms but usually not the cause of your pains. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle that happened while doing leg press the pain is in my lower leg ?

What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle that happened while doing leg press the pain is in my lower leg ?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of a pulled muscle include pain over the muscle body, swelling, bruising, and weakness of the muscle. See your doctor if you have these symptoms, or are otherwise concerned of a tear. ...Read more

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Could u please tell me symptoms for a pulled pectoral muscle from repetitive work? Hve seen my dr and he says my aches r muscle related! suffer anxiety!

Could u please tell me symptoms for a pulled pectoral muscle from repetitive work? Hve seen my dr and he says my aches r muscle related! suffer anxiety!

Many: Chest pain, pain when you move you arm, could even be pain when you take a deep breath. Pain when you push on your chest or under your arm. Pain when you move. You can have weakness if really bad and trouble lifting or trouble moving the arm on the affected side across the body. Don't worry. Just follow your drs advice ...Read more

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36 yr old male non-smoker, experiencing occasional feeling like pulled muscle in mid/upper left chest. No other symptoms. Safe to wait it out a bit?

36 yr old male non-smoker, experiencing occasional feeling like pulled muscle in mid/upper left chest. No other symptoms. Safe to wait it out a bit?

See a doctor: Diagnosis of chest discomfort ca be a challenge, and it's best to err on the side of safety. Suggest you see your doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Pain in the calf when I walk or sit on my knees. No other symptoms but I fear blood clot. Pulled muscle or blood clot?

Pain in the calf when I walk or sit on my knees. No other symptoms but I fear blood clot. Pulled muscle or blood clot?

Calf pain: Need more info , How long have you had this ? Any history of trauma ? What medications do you take ? Any recent log distant travel or recent surgery. , most common in a young female would be muscle strain ...Read more

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How can I heal a pulled muscle?

How can I heal a pulled muscle?

Rest, ice, etc.: But time heals. Rest it from the activity which caused the problem. I would take an NSAID pain reliever if it interfered with sleep. Other than warming it, and using topical anesthesia-time! ...Read more

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How should I treat a pulled muscle?

Rest, stretch, NSAID: Stretch, reduce your activity level, anti-inflammatories, and then slowly get back into your activities again. Muscle pulls can take weeks or months to fully recover. Take it slow. ...Read more

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What does a pulled muscle feel like?

What does a pulled muscle feel like?

Hurts when used: A pulled muscle or muscle sprain hurts or feels sore when you use it. ...Read more

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What can you do for a pulled muscle ?

What can you do for a pulled muscle ?

Heat, massage, tape: This depends on what muscle. In general, heat applications & massage will help to ease symptoms as can icing. Otc medication will help. Taping or strapping/bracing the area can help as well if done correctly. Gentle stretching & mobilization can help. If severe enough, modalities & treatment through a physical therapist will help as time to heal. Prevention of recurrence through stretching. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a pulled muscle?

What are the signs of a pulled muscle?

Sign or Symptom?: Well, "signs" are what you see. So, you might see a black and blue mark if you really ripped it good. Also you would favor the use of that muscle, obviously--and tenderness ( sign) if you touched it Now, if you meant what do you 'feel,' that's a "symptom." And that would be pain using that muscle and probably less strength due to the pain from the injury. Muscles usually heal completely with time ...Read more

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How can I cure a pulled muscle quickly?

How can I cure a pulled muscle quickly?

NSAIDS, ice, walk: Low intensity cycling or walking, then gentle stretching exercises. Ice for about 45 minutes 3-4 times per day, will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a pulled muscle?

How to tell if you have a pulled muscle?

Pain &: Increased pain when contracting the "strained" muscle. You may have bleeding internally, seen as bruising of the skin. Serious sprains usually require medical attention! cold and compression immediately if you suspect this! ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a pulled muscle?

Symptoms: did you injure the muscle in question is the first issue. is it painful at the level of a muscle? a "pulled muscle" should get better in a matter of a few weeks. if not, get checked out ...Read more

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How can I treat a pulled muscle on my side?

How can I treat a pulled muscle on my side?

Depends: Make sure it is a "pulled muscle" first. How did it happen and what are the symptoms. If it is in fact a pulled muscle, ice, rest and Ibuprofen will help. Try not to strain it further for the next 10-14 days. You may get help by wearing an abdominal wall binder or brace (large velcro strap) around your abdomen. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more