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What Does A Muscle Spasm Feel Like In The Back
Trapezius muscle: The trapezius (connects the neck and mid back to the shoulder blade) is the most common muscle to develop 'trigger points'. Usually associated with poor sleep, stress, poor posture or long periods of sitting, insufficient stretching/exercise. A 'pinched nerve' root will cause pain down the arm and is not a typical cause of neck or shoulder blade pain. ...Read more
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
After a muscle spasm in trapezius area i notice that when i swallow just saliva i get pain in the muscle that spasmed. Goes into chest. What is this?
Need chest pain eval: It is easy to say that your pain is associated with your history of acid reflex. But your chest pain should be evaluated by your physician and an ekg should be recommended. Your muscle pain may represent residual pain from your spasm, or referred pain from the gastric reflex. ...Read more
I have what I think is a muscle spasm in the middle to right side of my chest is it just a muscle spasm or something else?
How does the pain of fibromyalgia originate.Could you define how does the pain feel like?Is it a pain in flesh around joints or what?
Variable: The pain from fibromyalgia originates from hypersensitivity in your nervous system. This hypersensitivity comes about from the wrong physical and emotional stressors in the wrong person at the wrong time. When you system becomes overwhelmed, neural changes happen that cause the sensitivity. The pain is usually aching to sharp and located in the muscles and joints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pins and needles: The pain can many times feel like electric shocks going down your upper extremity, in some it can feel like pins and needles. And some people it can be a burning discomfort. ...Read more
When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?
I can feel a hard muscle or ligament on each side of my lower abdomen above the hip bones. What is that muscle or ligament called?
Rectus abdominus: The paired muscles of the abdomen that run vertically are the rectus abdominus muscles. I cannot be sure from this description, but that is most likely. ...Read more
Muscle pain in the left side of my lower back. How can I exercise it or stretch it to feel better?
What causes a knot or a rolling muscle to form in your stomach by your rib cage. It hurts like a sharp pain or a charlie horse feeling in stomach?
What causes middle back pain only on the left side that feels like a tight muscle being stretched out? What can I do to ease the pain?
Many possibilities: Many times the cause of middle back pain is referred from another body part or organ such as stomach, lung, or kidney. If caused by a back or spine problem, would initially treat with first aid measures such as ice , over-the-counter pain remedies, etc. If symptoms persist or associated with other symptoms, you should your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between muscle pain and nerves pain ?Because recently I have lower back pain but it feels like a shock
Midback: Gas trapped in the esophagus may cause midback discomfort but usually there is associated discomfort in the anterior chest area as well. If there is recurrent upper or midback discomfort, I would suspect a musculoskeletal cause more than gas entrapment. It's best to have your physician evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more
I have upper back and neck pain that does not feel like a muscle strain. The pain is worse when doing standing lifts like squats. Happened for 2 weeks?
What type of headache can be a pounding pain on top of head or in back of the head. Mostly in back but does not go to neck. Moving makes it worse.
They vary: Typically when people refer to a ruptured disc they are describing pain from pressure on the root of one of the radicular nerves that emerge from either side of the spine at every vertebral level and sense pain from a particular area of the body. The most common are the sciatic nerves which serve each leg hence sciatica is pain shooting down one leg usually from disc pressure on the sciatic root. ...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
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