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Tight Paraspinal Muscles
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
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
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
Damaged paraspinal muscles in lower back. Was told by 3 spine surgeons that there is nothing surgically can be done please help?
Got my MRI results. I have paraspinal muscle edama at l5-s1 how can ihelp pain and reduce inflamation? Need helpfor pain
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
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
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?
20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sharp pains and muscle tightness in middle back area, its been lasting a couple days now. F, 21 yrs., 118 lbs?
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
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?
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
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?
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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
Over the past three weeks I have had 3 separate episodes of sever numbness and tightness in my muscles on the right side of my body and I collapse! ?
Have vaginismus but why do I have random sharp pains that make it feel extremely tight down there? I thought the muscles on tensed up with penetration
Feel it: Touch, palpate, stretch, walk'run'jump and touch your toes. ...Read more
Exercise: Stretch these muscles.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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