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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. 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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Feels like a muscle spasm on the back lower left part of my head. Its been happening on/off for the past 2 days. Feels like I am getting shocked.?

Feels like a muscle spasm on the back lower left part of my head. Its been happening on/off for the past 2 days. Feels like I am getting shocked.?

Nerve: Without an exam, I can only give general information. And, electrical component, spasm, in a dirction of a nerve, in a spot where nerves are generally pinched... implies a nerve pinch. The cervical spine can have disk disease. It produces pain the shoots out from the neck down the arms to the hands. ...Read more

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What do middle back muscle spasms feel lie?

What do middle back muscle spasms feel lie?

Pain: Pain, tightness, cramping; inability to straighten up all describe symptoms from muscle spasms. ...Read more

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I have been having muscle spasms in my lower back all week?

Determine cause 1st: Postural or nerve compression are most likely the cause. Treating these conditions may help to resolve the condition. You may need an evaluation to determine what is the cause if these do not resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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How could a six year old boy get muscle spasms in his back?

How could a six year old boy get muscle spasms in his back?

Trauma: Usually from an injury, either blunt trauma or strain from lifting or overuse. Rest, Ibuprofen and ice treatments may help. ...Read more

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What should ibtake to reduce pain in back im laying all day I have muscle spasm?

What should ibtake to reduce pain in back im laying all day I have muscle spasm?

Stretching, ibuprofe: Try stretching and moving around every few hours first. The best first medication to use is Ibuprofen (if you have no kidney disease, stomach ulcer history, or bleeding problems). ...Read more

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What cause lower knots that seem to float on the lower back? Can they be caused by muscle spasms?

What cause lower knots that seem to float on the lower back? Can they be caused by muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms: Most likely muscle spasms. This is the most common cause of lower back pain. Usually self limited. Take some otc anti inflammatory meds and it should resolve. If it persists see a physiatrist. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my upper back I think and it keeps spasming. Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

I pulled a muscle in my upper back I think and it keeps spasming. Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

Ok to try: Gentle massage along with mild anti inflammatory is fine in short term. Can also try alternate heat and icing. If doesn't improve over 5-7 days you get formal exam. ...Read more

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Middle left side muscle spasms on outside of back feels like it goes in to my gut. I do have as. Could my as be causing this. If yes why now after 5yr

Middle left side muscle spasms on outside of back feels like it goes in to my gut. I do have as. Could my as be causing this. If yes why now after 5yr

AS and Back Pain: There are a few studies that took a look at this possible correlation, and found only a vanishingly low number - less than 1%. Certainly, with as, pain perception can be altered and predilection to injury enhanced, but if the usual remedies of applying a heat pad or creme to the local area and aspirin/nsaids (if you are permitted these), don't work, I would see your doctor for the back pain. ...Read more

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How can you treat muscle spasms in back?

NSAIDs and exercise: 85% of us will have an episode of back pain at some point in our lives. The treatment is generally non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, light exercise. Physical therapy and muscle relaxers can also be helpful. The pain generally improves over a few weeks. ...Read more

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What can be done for muscle spasms in my back?

See below: Muscle spasm is usually secondary to something else. For instance a disc herniation can cause muscle spasm. Treating the spasm is ok but is only treating the symptom not the cause. See a doctor who specialized in the treatment of spine conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have black dots on back and muscle spasms?

See physician: These may not be related. See your physician for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Agonizing muscle spasms whenever bending of back, with pain, help?

Nerve compression: Anytime the spinal nerves are compressed or irritated there can be pain from the point of irritation all the way to the end of the line (your feet). Relieving the pressure on the spinal cord will lessen the pain.
Some types of stretching might help you, check with a professional to help you. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop muscle spasm in your lower back?

Ice, stretching: I recommend, rest, ice, and stretching. You may also benefit from a muscle relaxer such as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) manipulation, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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WHat can I do if my upper back muscle spasms woke me up last night?

Stretches: You can try stretching, as well as ice/heat, and anti-inflammatory meds, and topical treatments such as aspercreme, capsaicin cream. See a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a slipped disc or just muscle spasms in your back?

What distinguishes a slipped disc or just muscle spasms in your back?

Spasms tender: Spams are tender to touch disc give referred leg pain you can't find with your fingers. Making physical exam most impt sensitive test for muscular back pain. ...Read more

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Upper right on back hurting? Why? And what is it called? Muscle spasm

Trigger point: If isolated area of pain with or without radiation, and spasm most likely a trigger point. An area of inflammation causing muscle spasm and / or neuritic pain. Seek further care with pcp or physiatrist, they often times respond to an injection. ...Read more

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What could cause muscle spasms in the lower back and around the waist?

What could cause muscle spasms in the lower back and around the waist?

Think pelvic: In females these type of symptoms can be associated with pelvic inflammation. Most serious would be pyelonephritis (infection of kidneys) or ovarian cancer. Bladder infections or endometriosis may cause similar symptoms. Constipation may contribute. Disorders of the spine may be a consideration, but usually cause more pain down the legs. ...Read more

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I have muscle spasm at left side of lower back from doing deadlifts what to do?

As: We age, our disc spaces narrow and flatten, our muscle loose elasticity and don't heal as well. Stretching and warm up is important to avoid injury. Once injured, you need to rest, take an anti-inflammatory and or muscle relaxant. Consider different exercises in the future. ...Read more

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I have back muscle spasms mostly at night on the left side of my upper back. Why?

If this is mostly: On one side it is probably related to the position you are sleeping in or activity during the day that is leading to issues when your body starts to relax as part of the sleep process. ...Read more

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I was treated in an e.R. For muscle spasms in my back. What is a more permanent treatment?

I was treated in an e.R. For muscle spasms in my back. What is a more permanent treatment?

Depends: There are many potential causes of low back pain with muscle spasms. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I am having muscle spasms, The back hurts. What can I do to ease pain. Should I keep my walks on. Help.

I am having muscle spasms, The back hurts. What can I do to ease pain. Should I keep my walks on. Help.

Musculo-skletal pain: Take rest couple days and pu t warm compresses to the affected area few times per day. Also get muscle relaxant prescription from your doctor and take it with advil (ibuprofen). If you have queries shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...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