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Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Smith
Neurology
50 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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


Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer Chu Dr. Chu
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
46 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can result in muscle spasms in your buttocks?

Low back nerve root : Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spasm, the pain is usually aching, cramping, dull, and the muscles are stiff and tight.You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Weston Dr. Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Wats muscle spasms?

Wats muscle spasms?

Spadm explaination: Involuntary sustained contraction of muscle without relaxation phase of skeletal muscle our motion is a combination of contraction and relaxation of groups of muscle no contrtactiona paralysis no relaxation spasm paralysis of a different sort. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Greenly Dr. Greenly
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What causes muscle spasms?

What causes muscle spasms?

Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle spasms. The most likely causes of these involuntary nerve impulses would be nerve root impingement of electolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley Dr. Badgley
General Practice
49 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What causes muscle spasms?

Various: Acute biomechanical stress and overuse, genetic causes, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic asymmetric body postures can all participate, in varying amounts, to occurrence of muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock Dr. Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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How can I prevent muscle spasm?

Mineral Balance: I agree with stretching prior to exercise, but some cramping may be due to mineral deficiency. The most likely culprits are magnesium, calcium or potassium. Coconut water helps with potassium depletion. Many patients may require pill supplementation of any of these 3 minerals to help stop muscle cramps. Always consult your physician for what is right for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum Dr. Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
33 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What is paraspinal muscle spasm?

Spine muscle pains: Pain and tenderness in the large muscles near the spine are common with many forms of arthritis, strain, or injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What is causing them: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can Prilosec cause muscle spasms?

Probably not, but...: ...it can cause "Muscle weakness, myalgia, muscle cramps, joint pain, leg pain" per Reference: http://www.rxlist.com/prilosec-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

Dr. Robert Dorsey Dr. Dorsey
Wound care
32 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Severe muscle spasm with gallbladder?

Need a wu: Check with your doctor. Obtain a gall bladder ultrasound and or a hida scan. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Shannon Dr. Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery
4 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Can muscle spasms cause brief sciatica?

Can muscle spasms cause brief sciatica?

Muscle spasms: Typically it's the opposite. Compressed nerves or nerve irritation as what happens in "sciatica" or sciatic nerve pain cause the muscle spasms. The spasms themselves can then worsen the irritation of the nerve(s) leading to further symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Morgan Dr. Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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How do you cure hamstring muscle spasms?

How do you cure hamstring muscle spasms?

Stretching: Cramps at night are not uncommon. You should consider stretching your muscle groups prior to bed time. In addition you should make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Low potassium may also be an issue. Try eating a banana once a day to increase your potassium level. ...Read more

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Dr. Ian Stein Dr. Stein
Neurology
17 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What does traction relieve muscle spasms?

What does traction relieve muscle spasms?

Disc: It may stretch muscle and relieve tension of the discs. ...Read more

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Dr. Atif Malik Dr. Malik
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
19 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How does someone get rid of muscle spasms?

See below: Often times stretching will help, daily vitamins with mineral supplements, increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher Dr. Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Continuous muscle spasm in chest randomly?

Continuous muscle spasm in chest randomly?

See a doctor!: Could be many things but what you do not want to ignore is a heart problem. Pain from the heart can feel like many different things including heartburn, chest ache, arm pain and jaw pain to name a few. This definitely should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Waldman Dr. Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
25 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What can I do for lower back muscle spasms?

What can I do for lower back muscle spasms?

Rest: Rest, ice and gentle stretching. If not effective, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues Dr. Rodrigues
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Gumma Medical College AKA Gunma University School of Medicine
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Having facial muscle spasms, ?What do I do?

Magnesium deficiency: Low mag means a true deficiency or relative. Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet. Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your jaw, face and neck/shoulders. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...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
434 doctors shared insights

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