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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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I have stiff tight muscles on left side of my body for the most part of the time. Cause? Any remedy?

I have stiff tight muscles on left side of my body for the most part of the time. Cause? Any remedy?

Need a scan : This symptoms are often seen in patients with spine and brain related concerns. I would get an MRI of the cervical spine and brain. We do use often a muscle relaxant in this situation. ...Read more

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Does dry needling actually work for trigger points and tight muscles? If so how many sessions needid?

Does dry needling actually work for trigger points and tight muscles? If so how many sessions needid?

It can work: Sometimes one is sufficient. If it is helpful but not completely gone you can consider repeating. I have never personally exceeded two treatments. ...Read more

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If plica syndrome is so controversial how can I have been medboarded from the army for it? Im now told its muscle tightness by a pt.

Hard to diagnose: Plica syndrome is a cause of inflammation of the knee. It is difficult to diagnose because it does not show up well on mri. It only occurs when the synovial capsule is inflamed. Chronic inflammation of the knee capsule would make service in the army difficult. Muscle tightness can irritate tendons and also cause inflammation.Magnesium oil applied topically to tight muscles can help. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle tightness & pain around my middle back & my spine. Very painful. Hard to move. Muscles in other parts feel different. ?

I have severe muscle tightness & pain around my middle back & my spine.   Very painful.  Hard to move.   Muscles in other parts feel different. ?

Muscle strain: It sounds like you have back muscle strain from weak back & core muscles, & poor posture. Plan on starting exercises to build your back and core strength and flexibility, as well as your overall fitness. This might be all the help you need. ...Read more

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I feel like i constantly have tight muscles in my back... I am an ER rn... I stretch and take otc..What else can I do it hurts ps can't do narcs?

I feel like i constantly have tight muscles in my back... I am an ER rn... I stretch and take otc..What else can I do it hurts ps can't do narcs?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. They would be able to help decrease the tightness and pain through manual therapy and possibly evaluate the cause of your discomfort. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can tight muscles cause blurrly vision?

Can tight muscles cause blurrly vision?

No: Tight muscles do not cause blurry vision. I would recommend seeing an eye doctor for a complete exam to determine the cause of your blurry vision. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles in back causechest tightness?

Can tight muscles in back causechest tightness?

Back muscles: Yes, but make sure it is not of cardiac origin. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more