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Doctor insights on: What Does It Feel Like To Have A Muscle Spasm

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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


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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

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Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Are you under stress: Or tension? Just as the muscles of the neck can tighten with stress - the muscles on the skull can too. ...Read more

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What can be done when you have a muscle spasm and how long can it last.?

What can be done when you have a muscle spasm and how long can it last.?

Muscle Spasms: There are several causes of muscle spasm from muscle injury, nerve injury and pressure effects on trigger points. Even stress. ...Read more

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Can you have a muscle spasm in / on the head?

Can you have a muscle spasm in / on the head?

Yes: Many times but not always from clenching the teeth or grinding the teeth. Bite appliance from a dentist may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is heat the best thing to do when you have a muscle spasm?

Depends: The best thing to do when you have a muscle spasm is use what makes you feel better. In many cases it may be heat, but in others it may be ice. Newer injuries tend to respond better to ice because it reduces inflamation. Older injuries that flare up may respond better to heat. ...Read more

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Can you have a muscle spasm in your head?! and what would cause them?

Can you have a muscle spasm in your head?! and what would cause them?

Yes it is possible: Yes, there are muscles on your face and head and they can go into spasm much like any other muscle. It is less common than other areas of the body such as the back, but it is possible. Insufficient hydration is a cause of muscle spasms. See you pcp if the spasm is not going away. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it serious to have a muscle spasm last two days after a chiropractic adjustment?

Is it serious to have a muscle spasm last two days after a chiropractic adjustment?

Nor necessarily : Muscles, tendons and joints sometime take longer than the 24 hours that you would anticipate to recover from manipulation.. This would be particularly true if the was damage to the area prior to treatment. ...Read more

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Could you have a muscle spasm or charlie horse in your jaw?

Yes: Sore muscles, muscle spasm are common in people who clench or grind their teeth. This can also happen from trauma. Your dentist can help you with this problem. In the mean time don't eat chewy or hard foods. Stick with a soft diet. Ice packs can help. Ibuprophen can also help but only for temporary relief. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a muscle spasm in my left knee is that okay if i leave it alone?

Most likely: If you allow a minor injury some time of relative rest it will usually resolve on its own. If the pain or spasm persists, or worsens then seek medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more


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Twisted muscles are muscles that spasm and contract spontaneously, ...Read more