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What are remedies on paraspinal muscle spasms?

What are remedies on paraspinal muscle spasms?

Treatment of spasm: Treatment of paravertebral muscle spasm includes pharmacological (muscle relaxants) and non-pharmacological such as heating pad, massage, physical therapy and stretching. ...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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How much time does it take paraspinal muscles to heal in your neck?

How much time does it take paraspinal muscles to heal in your neck?

Depends: Hi
Depends on the injury and how large an area was involved, but I would expect that it could take weeks. Some injuries, like muscle tears and detachments may not heal fully on their own. Keep in mind also that there are other anatomical structures in the neck other than muscles that can be injured. If you're in severe pain, please see your local doctor. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Can the paraspinal muscles be repaired if they tore? Who could evaluate, treat, diagnose a paraspinal tear? Can muscles pulled from neck be repaired?

No, not Realy: Paraspinal muscles have good blood supply and may be expected to heal when the injury is supported. Ligaments can also be injured when muscles tear, and they do not heal easily. Prolotherapy is a technique to stabilize them. The issue is not repair, but how to maximize healing. A physiatrist who specializes in spine can diagnose and treat these injuries. ...Read more

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What is paraspinal muscle spasm?

Spine muscle pains: Pain and tenderness in the large muscles near the spine are common with many forms of arthritis, strain, or injury. ...Read more

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Damaged paraspinal muscles in lower back. Was told by 3 spine surgeons that there is nothing surgically can be done please help?

Damaged paraspinal muscles in lower back. Was told by 3 spine surgeons that there is nothing surgically can be done please help?

They are right: First of all how was this "damage" caused and how was it diagnosed? When fusing spines for scoliosis I rip all the "paraspinal muscles" off the bone and they heal fine. I would suspect that your symptoms are due to something else. ...Read more

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Does tenderness of the paraspinal muscles near the shoulders indicate a neurological dysfunction?

Does tenderness of the paraspinal muscles near the shoulders indicate a neurological dysfunction?

Paraspinal tendernes: Not always. It could be inflammation in the muscle or from a strain. A physical exam and history would narrow the diagnoses ...Read more

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I'm 36& have severe paraspinal muscle atrophy. What are the odds of me ending up in a wheelchair? I have frequent falls&was told no cure?

I'm 36& have severe paraspinal muscle atrophy. What are the odds of me ending up in a wheelchair? I have frequent falls&was told no cure?

Depends on diagnosis: I am assuming that you have seen multiple neurologists and neuro muscular specialists. It is not possible to predict the prognosis with the information provided. Your neuro muscular specialist will be in best position to tell. Please see one if you have not. ...Read more

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What is loss of normal lumbar lordosis paraspinal muscle spasm?

What is loss of normal lumbar lordosis paraspinal muscle spasm?

Lumbar lordosis: Lumbar lordosis is a normal inward curve of our lower spine. Our natural spinal curvature functions as a cushioning effect during movement. When the muscles that lie along the sides of the spine become tense with spasm, they pull the spine straighter than usual. This results in discomfort. ...Read more

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My mid to lower paraspinal muscles are constantly pulled. All mri's, xrays, and CT scans normal. Is there a condition that could cause this?

My mid to lower paraspinal muscles are constantly pulled. All mri's, xrays, and CT scans normal. Is there a condition that could cause this?

Lumbar strain: If all tests are normal its probably myofascial in origin. If an injury was part of this we call it lumbar strain. First stop should probably be physical therapy. ...Read more

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20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?

20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?

Myositis ossificans: The location of the muscle calcification is not located near the vagus nerve based on your location description. Would look for another source of complaints. ...Read more

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What reliefs tight shoulder muscles?

What reliefs tight shoulder muscles?

Tight shoulder: Adequate warmup, stretch before. Adequate cooldown, stretch after a workout or exercise. Ice followed by heat. Occasional topical creams. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles cause blurrly vision?

Can tight muscles cause blurrly vision?

Unlikely: Where are the tight muscles? If you are referring to tight muscles of the face then the answer is no. The eye actually has a focusing muscle, called the ciliary body. With prolonged near work, this muscle can cramp, causing blurred distance vision in some folks. Rest usually clears up this blurring, but glasses may be necessary. ...Read more

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Tight shoulder muscles for almost a year?

Tight shoulder muscles for almost a year?

Stretch?: With the information given, the first suggestion is stretching. You can use a broom handle and your good arm to push the stiff shoulder to a comfortable limit and hold it. You can also use the hand on the bad side to crawl up a nearby wall to that same comfortable limit. If you are really stiff, a physical therapist may help. Failing this see your primary provider or a sports specialist. ...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

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What to do about body/muscle tightness post exercise?

What to do about body/muscle tightness post exercise?

Stretching and moist: Are often helpful to minimize Lactic Acid build up and counteract contracture and tightness. ...Read more

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What I need to do to release/reduce muscle tightness?

Muscle tightness: May result from overuse, injury, stress, misaligned structures, etc. Removing the cause if possible is important to interrupt cycle of spasm. Moist heat, stretching exercises, physical therapy, therapeutic massage, osteopathic treatment, muscle relaxers are some of the ways to relax tight muscles. ...Read more

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What's the best way to stretch my tight back muscles?

What's the best way to stretch my tight back muscles?

Bending: Stretching exercises that bend, extend and twist at the waist are good starters. Don't bounce when you stretch though. Stretch as far as you can, then hold that position for a count of thirty seconds, then try stretching farther two more times in the same directions. Don't just stretch in one direction, but try to stretch you back in all directions. You can find some good stretches on the net. ...Read more

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What can I do about tightness in the lower back muscles.?

What can I do about tightness in the lower back muscles.?

Stretch: Long term answer is low back strengthening through therapy and exercises, but if you are currently suffering you should start with rest. Take anti inflammatories, rest at least for 8 hours (sleep) and then perform stretching exercises to help take away your muscle spasms. If this does not help you you may need a short course of muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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I experience I lot of muscle tightness. How can I get looser?

I experience I lot of muscle tightness. How can I get looser?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is flexible muscles better than tight muscles?

Can you tell me is flexible muscles better than tight muscles?

Flexible is better: If you work out it is important to maintain flexibility to help prevent injuries. Warm up first before you stretch since the muscles will stretch better when they are warm. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a loose piriformis muscle or tight?

How can you tell if you have a loose piriformis muscle or tight?

Hip rotation: Theoretically internal rotation of the hip may help to determine tightness, but this would be nonspecific since there are multiple external rotators of the hip. If the piriformis is felt to be a pain generator for you, my suggestion would be to go ahead and treat the piriformis with stretches and direct modalities (i.e. massage, heat) and see if you have improvement. ...Read more

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My body/muscle tightness post exercise remain same throughout, why is this?

Tightness requires.: Stretching & it takes a lot of work & time to overcome this, muscle aches R a sign of a good workout. ...Read more

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Sharp pains and muscle tightness in middle back area, its been lasting a couple days now. F, 21 yrs., 118 lbs?

Tension: Much of backpain is tension and poor posture. The area is easily overused and inflammation is the common pathway of the problem. ...Read more

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My dr. Told me my back muscles are tight and that's what causes my upper back to hurt. What can I do to help loosen these muscles?

Tight back muscles: Stretching exercises e.g. Gentle yoga would probably be of benefit to you. Also check your posture standing and sitting. Also check how you work with computer etc. ...Read more

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What does a crackling sound that is emitted when rolling the shoulders indicate? Back muscles are extremely tight, lots of knots and pain

Time for care: Massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, or combination to reduce stress/spasm in muscles. The noises are usually hydraulic if from joints--fluid being forced from one spot to another quickly. Sometimes attributed to muscle / tendon / ligament bands if more generalized. Should be seen and evaluated for mgmt plan. ...Read more

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I have very tight knots on the tops of my shoulders with pain in my back and torso muscles. What can I do to relieve the pain of my shoulders?

Exercise/stress man.: Sounds like musculoskeletal manifestations of stress. Some patients will develop a condition called myofascial pain dysfunction which is treated with some simple stretching and strengthening exercises but also learning to manage stress for which there is a ton of literature.
Red flags for immediate eval: unexpected weight loss, weakness or muscle atrophy, or loss of bowel or bladder control ...Read more

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I'm not able to exhale fully. My back muscles are tight, I have rounded shoulders and forward head posture. Does this have anything to do with it?

More info needed: How long has this been going on? Do you exercise? Have any history of asthma? Try taking a hot shower and see if this helps your "tight" back muscles. The warm moist air will be easier to breathe. You really should see a physician and describe these symptoms to the doctor who can examine you.

Good luck ...Read more

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How does someone tell whether or not a muscle is tense or tight?

Feel it: Touch, palpate, stretch, walk'run'jump and touch your toes. ...Read more

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If your tfl muscles are extremely shortend could this cause tight lats?

TFL: Tensor Fascia Lata is the typical for the acronym TFL, which is on the lateral thigh. This would not affect the latissimus dorsi muscles. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes muscles to constantly be super tight all over body? Especially in the evenings?

Likely emotional: Tight muscles is likely an emotional/psychological issue. You may wish to try doing aerobic exercise in the late afternoon. Exercise enough so that you sweat and that is likely to loosen the muscles. ...Read more

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Is there a condition where the muscles of a 25yr become rigid, tight and shrunken like someone 30 yrs older?

Drug effect: A drug reaction is the most likely explanation in your case. Serotonin syndrome may be present. Generally pediatric muscle diseases are inherited and show up at a younger age. If the muscles were normal and now aren't, it's an acquired problem. Rare muscular conditions can occur too. See your doctor to check out the sertraline first. ...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