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Left side of body numb, doesn't function properly. Left side of face, upper abdominal muscle spasms, severe nerve pain. Can not think or converse, memory?

Left side of body numb, doesn't function properly. Left side of face, upper abdominal muscle spasms, severe nerve pain. Can not think or converse, memory?

Left sided pain: The medications that you are taking can cause difficulty in thinking, speaking, and memory. It is important to review the proper dosages and timing of the medications with your prescribing physician to avoid an overdose. I am not sure what the cause of the left sided numbness, poor function, and spasms. This may be due to a previous stroke or a neck problem with spinal cord injury. ...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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Pain in the lower right abdomen in the groin area? Muscle pain? What is this? Thanks

Pain in the lower right abdomen in the groin area? Muscle pain? What is this? Thanks

Overlap area: Complex answer: muscle pull/ spasm, hip labral tear, hernia, (sports or inguinal), ovarian cyst, hip arthritis, appendicitis, vaginal? Multiple specialties for work up. Start with primary care, orthopedics or OB gyn. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in mid abdomen, right side, no bulge. Better when relaxing. Noticed the day after I split and moved firewood?

Muscle pain in mid abdomen, right side, no bulge. Better when relaxing. Noticed the day after I split and moved firewood?

Muscle Pain: Sounds like you strained it may have even torn your abdominal muscle. Heat, ibuprofen and tincture of time are the appropriate therapies. ...Read more

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I have a few fractures in spine can that make my abdomen bloat with muscle pain! I also have sarcoid in abdomin, broke my sternum wk ago?

I have a few fractures in spine can that make my abdomen bloat with muscle pain! I also have sarcoid in abdomin, broke my sternum wk ago?

What's the question?: You do not ask a question. However, what are you doing to prevent fractures besides alendronate? That is one of the least effective therapies for your situation. ...Read more

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Best way to get abdominal muscles?

Best way to get abdominal muscles?

Serious Training: Six-pack or eight-pack "abs" are particularly difficult to get, because you don't get them just from exercise. It also takes very low body fat levels, well under 10%. So you have to lift like crazy, probably 5-6 days a week, and observe a very strict diet, as well. I would advise finding a trainer and maybe even a nutritionist. You should be able to find instruction for training online. ...Read more

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I had muscle pain in my back very often..

I had muscle pain in my back very often..

Muscles: Rest your back, comsider massage, ice/heat, medications like antiinflammatories and muscle relaxers are often helpful when causing pain. If the pain continues or becomes worse see your doctor ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve muscle pain?

It depends: It depends on the cause. Is the pain a long-standing issue or is it just a temporary problem related to exercising? ...Read more

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What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

See details: The causes are too numerous to list. If the issue occurs frequently seek medical help. ...Read more

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Can you build abdominal muscle even in water?

Can you build abdominal muscle even in water?

Yes: Swimming will build abdominal strength and improve abdominal tone. Obviously not the best place to do ab exercises like crunches. ...Read more

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If I have muscle pain can I still lift weights?

If I have muscle pain can I still lift weights?

Wait: Stress is placed on your muscles with lifting weights. If done improperly or too much weight is used (different for every individual) muscle injury is more likely to occur. It is best to wait to avoid further damage if you have an active injury. Discuss with your md and consider working with a physical therapist to ensure you are ready to lift weights. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get muscle pain?

How common is it for somebody to get muscle pain?

Very common: Muscle pain can be caused by a variety of reasons. Overexertion of a muscle group through work or exercising. Sometimes there is no obvious cause of muscle paincertain diseases, autoimmune, can cause muscle pain. Sometimes a certain nerve can be irritated and it can cause it's related muscle to be painful.-like leg muscle pain whose origin comes from a nerve at the spine. Pain is a symptom not a dx. ...Read more

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Which muscle group opposes the abdominal muscles?

Back muscles: Back muscles support spine from behind, abdominals support the body from the front. ...Read more

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Something natural that I can take for muscle pain?

Yes: Exercise and massage can sometimes be very helpful. Other natural analgesics can be heat or cold. Many medications we use were natural products. There are other topical potions do have a analgesic effect. Colchicine comes to mind is not indicated from muscle pain. I cannot advise any "natural" products, but you need an evaluation to see why you have muscle pain. ...Read more

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What are some abdominal muscle flattening exercises?

What are some abdominal muscle flattening exercises?

Lose weight.: For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more

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What could be causing severe, localized muscle pain?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a muscle pain?

What would be a good way to take care of a muscle pain?

See details: If your pain only occurs after exercise or strength training, that is not a problem. If your pain is constant then it needs medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to exercise my abdominal muscles 5 consecutive weeks?

Is it okay to exercise my abdominal muscles 5 consecutive weeks?

Yes: You can exercise your abdominals every week. A day or two of rest every 5-6 days or so is a good general recommendation. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

Soreness ...Read more