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Vitamins For Tight Muscles
Will b-6 deficiency or vitamin d deficiency cause tight muscles like an 8 for several weeks at a time? Cramps, twitching headache, severe pain?
Not typically: What you are describing does not sound like a typical nutritional deficiency. I would start with a good medical checkup and some baseline bloodwork. But no, I don't think it is simply because you are deficient in vitamin d or b6. ...Read more
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
Possibly: Pain from the heart can be refer to the back, so if you have any doubt about the cause of your pain then you should immediately seek a medical evaluation to rule out a cardiac cause. More typically cardiac pain refers to the arm, and it would be rare to have palpable muscle spasms in the back form a cardiac cause. If your symptoms have not resolved then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the neck is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital, temporal areas, dizziness, vertigo and lightheadedness.
Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more
Be happy: It sounds very likely that there is a cause and cure. Get the work up and opinions. I'd go to an orthopdist & a neurosurgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
? Diagnosis: Your description does not indicate any particular diagnosis. Your symptoms are non-specific and you should see aneye doctor for an exam to determine the diagnosis and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Physical therapy: Topical creams can soothe the pain, ie aspercream or tiger balm. Warm soaking baths or showers to help relax the muscles. If you access to a pool, being weightless for a sustained period of time will also help. ...Read more
Hamstring tightness: Spondylolisthesis (slipping of a vertabra 'in front' of the vertabra below it) generally results in back pain and back spasms which can lead to compensatory 'tightness' in the hamstring muscle group (back of thigh muscles/ tendons that flex knee and span both the hip and knee joint.)'Tight' quads (though it may also be present)is not a typical of spondylolisthesis. Hope that helps! Good Luck! ...Read more
Back pain.: Spondylolisthesis can be associated with back pain and stiffness. Due to the lack of activity, the muscles around the listhesis (such as the quad lumborum) can secondarily get tight. Gentle stretching exercises can be helpful. I suggest initially doing this under the supervision of a physical therapist. ...Read more
I've been having muscle tightness & pain near my right shoulder blade for the past 4-5 wks & wondering what would help?
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the cause of the problem. If it is a soft tissue problem such as a "pulled muscle" or a peri scapular bursitis, rest, an NSAID and ice could potentially help. If it does not improve or if it worsens, being seen for a specific diagnosis would probably be a good idea. ...Read more
My question is what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness?
Positional change.: The veins in the neck just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the neck, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more
Is it possible that my tight muscles all over are using up my energy faster making me feel weak and the need to eat every few hours?
Food to revitalize: More likely that the muscles are tight from exhaustion / overuse and need the food for building blocks in order to repair and revitalize the muscle. ...Read more
See your doctor: 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
As a result of being at computer for 9 hours/day, I have developed patterns of muscle tightness/twisting, what is best way to fix, no time for yoga?
Computer Problems: Sometimes you have to do things you don't have time to do. You need to take more breaks and get a better chair. Stretching may help if done through out the day. ...Read more