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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. 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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Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse.  Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms.You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you if you do or not based on your symptoms, examination and MRI exam etc . So consult your neurologist about ms and you. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed ?

Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed ?

No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more

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Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

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Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more

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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

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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How is botox used to relieve muscle spasms?

How is botox used to relieve muscle spasms?

Botox: It weakens the muscle for a short period of time like 3-4 months resulting in less muscle spasm. It also has specific qualities of inhibiting substance p which is a chemical that causes pain in the area as well. ...Read more

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Can Cortisone medication relieve painful muscle spasms throughout your body?

Can Cortisone medication relieve painful muscle spasms  throughout your body?

Possibly: All corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory effects, affecting cyclooxygenase pathway, interfere with inflammatory cascade, reduce the release of inflammatory mediators, cytokines, TNFs involved in the inflammatory response. Muscle tone and spasm are mediated through intrafusal and extrafusal fibers with gamma motor neurons. Corticosteroid may reduce muscle spasm caused by inflammation. ...Read more

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My mom is having severe muscle spasms all over her body what causes them and what relief can she get?

My mom is having severe muscle spasms all over her body what causes them and what relief can she get?

There are a few: Causes, including severe dehydration or deficits in certain things like potassium or magnesium, which can be life threatening. Is she on a statin? That can cause it as well. If she is having other symptoms, this could be something emotional or neurological as well. Hard to tell without a physical exam and labs. If they are acute in nature, i would recommend seeing a physician sooner than later. ...Read more

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Muscle spasm headaches, makes it difficult to do anything, what can be done to help relieve pain. Everyday I do stretching, shouldn't i be ok?

Muscle spasm headaches, makes it difficult to do anything, what can be done to help relieve pain. Everyday I do stretching, shouldn't i be ok?

Mechanical traction: Mechanical cervical traction is great for neck muscle spasms that transmit to the scalp muscles and cause headaches. A trial can be done in physical therapy, and a home unit can be prescribed. Massage therapy works well also. ...Read more

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Greeting;What is best relief for mighty muscle spasms during resting or sleep hours, please. They are worst than ever in strenghth. Thank you.

Greeting;What is best relief for mighty muscle spasms during resting or sleep hours, please. They are worst than ever in strenghth. Thank you.

Answer is obvious: If your car was making a funny sound, would you think, "How can I get rid of that funny sound?" or would you think, "I need to take my car in to the mechanic to find out what's making that sound so HE can get rid of the sound"? It's just as true in medicine as in auto repair: First diagnosis, THEN treatment. How can you treat something when you don't know what is causing that something? ...Read more

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How can I relieve painful muscle spasms in leg?

How can I relieve painful muscle spasms in leg?

Massage: Massage and stretch the leg, make sure you are well hydrated. Sometimes magnesium supplements are helpful. Potassium deficiencies are also an issue but i would not self supplement potassium oher than a bananna without a doctors recommendation. ...Read more

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Are there exercises I can do to relieve leg muscle spasms, cramps?

Are there exercises I can do to relieve leg muscle spasms, cramps?

More than exercise: Exercise means to most people using your muscles, and this can cause the spasms and cramps. Stretching, flexibility exercises, hot packs, even topical creams are the remedies. But you must know why you are getting these cramps. There can be many reasons, from simply poor nutrition to serious diseases. See your doctor! a simple thing to try, as long as you are healthy is magnesium citrate. ...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


Traction (Definition)

Traction is the use of a pulling force to treat muscle and skeleton disorders. Compliments of the ...Read more