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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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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


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What are the effects of a diaphragmatic hernia?

What are the effects of a diaphragmatic hernia?

Lung hypoplasia.: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a rare but devastating anomaly that affects mainly the fetal lung growth and development to the point that perinatal survival is jeopardized unless prompt and expert care is instituted. Even then, the prognosis depends more on the severity of the diaphragmatic defect than on the quality of care. Several lethal syndromes are associated with it so seek multi-d care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a diaphragmatic hernia?

What are the symptoms of a diaphragmatic hernia?

Respiratory failure: Infant will be unable to breathe for themselves. They will require intubation and a ventilator. They will have pulmonary hypertension which affects ability to oxygenate blood. This symptom is transient and resolves with good medical support in a level three intensive care nursery. Once circulation is normalized surgery can be done to close the hernia through abdominal incision. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Usually around the eye and corner of the mouth. It is thought to be caused by an artery that compresses the seventh cranial nerve. Treatment begins with medications to calm the nerve irritation. Botoxin injections is the next option and surgical microvascular decompression of the seventh nerve is performed for intractable spasms. ...Read more

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Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?

Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. They would be able to help decrease the tightness and pain through manual therapy and possibly evaluate the cause of your discomfort. Best of luck! ...Read more

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A progressive weakness and shrinking of the muscles is a symptom of what birth defect?

A progressive weakness and shrinking of the muscles is a symptom of what birth defect?

Amyotonia Congenita: Slow detrioration of anterior motor neurons of the spinal cord may occur. Etiology of this condition is not well understood. The condition is progressive with eventual respiratory muscle compromise. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn muscle in leg?

What are the symptoms of a torn muscle in leg?

Pulled leg muscle: This depends on location. For example, if in calf muscle u get sore tender stiff calf, if in hamstring u get tender swollen back of thigh, if in quadriceps muscle u get swollen tender front of thigh. The first one is common in golfers, the second in football, & the third in climbers. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a stomach muscle injury? Where would the pain be?

What are the symptoms of a stomach muscle injury?  Where would the pain be?

Stomach or abdomen?: If you mean muscles of the stomach, injury likely will result in both dysfunction (slow stomach emptying) and/or perforation (example: ulcer, ith associated burning). On the other hand, if your question pertains to the abdominal wall, then injury can include herniation, incarceration of an organ, muscle tear (with associated pain), puncture wound from a sharp instrument versus blunt trauma. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of muscle stimulation therapy?

What are the consequences of muscle stimulation therapy?

Increased Strength: If the muscles are stimulated, by most any means, then they will become stronger, have more power and enable that muscle to do what it is supposed to do. If all muscles become stronger, then they will act in concert to give better function, mobility and performance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psoas muscle problems?

What are the symptoms of psoas muscle problems?

Back pain: Psoas muscle can compress your l5-s1 disk with 500 newtons of pressure when it's in a spasm. Psoas will pull femur against the ilium and ilium against the sacrum to cause sacroiliac joint dysfunction and facet (spinal joint) related pain in the spine. ...Read more

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How does control of the contraction of skeletal muscles to the cardiac muscles happen?

How does control of the contraction of skeletal muscles to the cardiac muscles happen?

Different: Cardiac muscle is different than skeletal muscle (arms, legs, back, etc). Skeletal muscle contracts when stimulated by the nerves that supply it. Heart muscle fires spontaneously as various electrolytes change concentration in the surrounding tissue. The area called the sinus node typically passes the threshold first thus firing the electrical impulse. This area is modulated by brain inputs. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent prolapse? Is it genetic or a result of strain on the vaginal muscles?

Are there ways to prevent prolapse? Is it genetic or a result of strain on the vaginal muscles?

No / Yes / Yes: There really isn't a way to prevent prolapse. Pregnancy and childbirth tend to be the more common factors predisposing patients to prolapse, however, women without children can have it too! so, there is a genetic component involved and well as a mechanical damaging/weakienng of the pelvic floor muscles. Kegel's exercises can sometime improve matters. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of death with a tension pneumothorax?

What is the main cause of death with a tension pneumothorax?

Bloodflow: A tension pneumothorax causes death by pushing against the heart and moving it over until it cuts off the blood return to the heart. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of esophigal spasms?

What are the symptoms of esophigal spasms?

Spasm: Esophageal spasm usually causes discomfort in the middle of the chest and it may occur without eating or drinking. The discomfort may be quite uncomfortable and may also cause discomfort in the midback region. Some people get relief by drinking water. Spasm may occur during eating preventing food from descending into the stomach. Consult a gastroenterologist as needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a soleus strain?

What are the symptoms of a soleus strain?

Varies: Soleus muscle injury may be under-reported due to misdiagnosis as thrombophlebitis or lumping of soleus strains with strains of the gastrocnemius. The classic presentation is of calf tightness, stiffness, and pain that worsen over days to weeks. Walking or jogging tends to provoke symptoms . Swelling and disability are generally mild. ...Read more

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What is the probability of physical therapy helping a thoracic muscle strain in back?

What is the probability of physical therapy helping a thoracic muscle strain in back?

Make a correct diagn: It is important to try to make an accurate diagnosis of possible. I have seen some patients diagnosed with strains when in fact the cause was something else. If it is indeed a muscle strain, then yes, physical therapy can be helpful. Most muscle strains if not too severe will heal even without treatment because muscles have a good blood supply. If it is not getting better see doctor. ...Read more

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What would happen in the blood as a result of an increased contraction rate of the diaphragm and rib cage muscles?

What would happen in the blood as a result of an increased contraction rate of the diaphragm and rib cage muscles?

This would be hyperv: -entilation, ,it would result in lower CO2, which leads 2 molecular exchanges that result in a person to loose consciousness. ...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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more