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Twisted Muscles (Overview)

Twisted muscles = non-medical term for sprain or strain


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Could worry and stress cause muscle spasm in injury?

Could worry and stress cause muscle spasm in injury?

By altering posture: People who worry or stress tend to have altered body posture and causes strain - esp worry and stress cause muscle tension and lead to chronic neck pain, which is often burning in quality. People who worry also tend to keep their body rigid while driving with a tendency to whiplash injuries. It depends on body posture and not being loose and relaxed with flow of movements in body uninterrupted. ...Read more

Twisted Muscles (Overview)

Twisted muscles = non-medical term for sprain or strain


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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
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Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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How do I treat a muscle spasm?

Heat and TENS: Heat and trascutaneous electrical nerve stimulation also help with muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for muscle spasm?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for muscle spasm?

It depend: Fortunately, muscle strains usually heal with time in a couple of days or weeks because muscles in the lower back have a good blood supply to bring the necessary nutrients and proteins for healing to take place. If the pain is severe, the patient may be advised to rest, but for no more than one to two days. Pain medications and applying ice or heat may all help alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm symptoms be cured? Why do they come off and on?

These are treatable: Muscle spasms unfortunately may not be curable depending on their etiology, but they are most definitely treatable.
Many patients with upper motor neuron syndrome from cord of brain lesions due to a stroke, a spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis for example, will experience increased muscle tone, muscle spasms and spasticity. There exist several pharmaceutical agents aimed at decreasing the f. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm in chest and back? Which is better - drugs or physiotherapy?

Is there any permanent cure for neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm in chest and back? Which is better - drugs or physiotherapy?

See below: Neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm are symptoms and do not describe the cause, therefore it is not possible for me to advise about "cures". You should see a doctor to determine the cause of these symptoms if possible. ...Read more

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My mother (60 yrs old) has facial muscle spasm near lower eyelid for 1-2 weeks each time, 2-3 times a year for the last few years. How can she prevent?

My mother (60 yrs old) has facial muscle spasm near lower eyelid for 1-2 weeks each time, 2-3 times a year for the last few years. How can she prevent?

Hemifacial spasm: Is irregular twitching or spasm of the muscles on one side of the face. The first symptom is usually an intermittent spasm of the lower eyelid muscle that can lead to forced closure of the eye. The treatment of choice is injection of botulinum toxin type A (Botox).
Rec.: see a neurologist for definitive diagnosis, lab tests, imaging (MRI_MRA) and management. ...Read more

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What food avoid having muscle spasm?

What food avoid having muscle spasm?

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Are there some genetic reasons I get muscle spasm off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get muscle spasm off and on?

None known: "muscle spasm" can mean different things to different people. It is not known to be a genetic problem. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a diaphragmatic muscle spasm?

What are the consequences of a diaphragmatic muscle spasm?

Hiccup: The common hiccup (hiccough) is simply a repetitive spasm of one-half of the diaphragm. Incomplete respiration and chest pain. The condition although painful and annoying, is rarely long-standing or serious. ...Read more

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What is a muscle spasm?

Muscle Spasm: A sudden tightening of any muscle is a muscle spasm. This can be caused by excessive use or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is a Muscle spasm?

What is a Muscle spasm?

Irritated Muscle: Generally a muscle spasm is an irritation of that muscle. Sometimes this results in an abnormal continuation of muscle tension that results in pain longer than expected. Muscle spasms have a reason, its your body's way of telling you not to do what you just did. ...Read more

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How can I treat muscle spasm?

How can I treat muscle spasm?

Stretch: This depends on what's causing the muscle spasm. Usually pain from muscle spasm can be relieved with gentle massage/stretching, alternating ice/heat, medication, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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How do I treat a muscle spasm?

Heat and TENS: Heat and trascutaneous electrical nerve stimulation also help with muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Can you die from muscle spasm?

Can you die from muscle spasm?

Depends: Spasms of the laryngeal muscle could cause death. However muscle spasm is a very rare cause of death unless it is part of an other illness, e.g., tetanus, rabies, severe hypocalcemia etc. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm lead to death?

Can muscle spasm lead to death?

VERY rarely: For 99.999% of us, no, muscle spasms will never kill us. If you have some underlying neurological condition with extraordinary generalized muscle spasticity, or if you have never been vaccinated against tetanus, in either case you really need help, but these are the only conceivable instances where spasms could kill you. Muscle spasm is very treatable, ask your doctor for help with this. ...Read more

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How long can a muscle spasm last?

Until muscle tires: A spasm can be fleeting or sustained, depending on what is causing it. An extreme example is sustained electric shock will cause spasm as long as the shock lasts. If there is a stimulus, such as a back muscle injury, use of the muscle will cause it to spasm. In this case the spasm will and go. This situation can persist for weeks because in spasming the muscles further injures itself. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get muscle spasm?

Do a lot of people get muscle spasm?

There are many cause: There are many causes of muscle spasm. This is a common problem and could indicate local injury or relate to a more chronic condition. An evaluation by a physician is important to assess the source of symptoms and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What food avoid having muscle spasm?

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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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Is muscle spasm a sign of some disease?

Depends: The occasional muscle spasm can happen to anyone. Recurrent spasms of the same muscle or muscle group may be indicative of some other type of problem & should be more thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about muscle spasm?

Depends: It depends on which muscles, how frequent, how painful and any underlying pathology. Occasional muscle spams may be due to electrolyte imbalance due to heat and may not be a cause for concern. Torticollis is also a muscle spasm and can be disabling. Muscle spasms may occur due to low calcium, or manifestations of nerve disorders. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like muscle spasm go away quickly?

They can: They can but it depends on the reason why you have developed muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What symptoms can be associated with muscle spasm?

What symptoms can be associated with muscle spasm?

Pain tightness: A muscle spasm is a painful over tightening of a muscle. It is most commonly caused when a muscle does not have an adequate supply of oxygen to perform the task that is being asked of it. Then it kind of seizes up and stops working until you can get some blood flowing into it again. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get muscle spasm?

Spasm: Extremely common. Does not necessarily point to any disease state. You may want to consider seeing your pcp for some blood work e.g.Electrolytes

4 ounces of tonic water may help at night for a week or so. ...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


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