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What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle spasm?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle spasm?

Family Doc: Usually i go to my family doctor to help me, if could not he will refer to the right specialist. ...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


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I have been having slight involuntary muscle spasms for as long as I can remember. What type of doctor should I see about this?

I have been having slight involuntary muscle spasms for as long as I can remember. What type of doctor should I see about this?

Neurology: A neurologist would be the doctor I would see. Not only do you need a compete history and physical and lab tests maybe needed. Also a test called an EMGNCV which checks nerves and muscles most likely will be needed to help figure out why the muscle spasms are occurring. That test is usually performed by a neurologist ...Read more

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My doctor says that I have muscle spasms in my chest and they were going to go away. Where are these muscles ?

My doctor says that I have muscle spasms in my chest and they were going to go away. Where are these muscles ?

Intercostal Muscles?: There are probably over 100 muscles effecting your chest movement with the intercostal muscles being the most numerous. ...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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Shootn pains up my back startn from right side wrap around 2 back n go up. doc says it's muscle spasms but I'm not convinced b/c it starts n mid chst ?

Shootn pains up my back startn from right side wrap around 2 back n go up. doc says it's muscle spasms but I'm not convinced b/c it starts n mid chst ?

Depends: background?: In isolation your pain could be intercostal nerve, as you've described it. In this case a mid-chest location is not typical for relation to muscle spasm. On the other hand, you have headaches and you are young. So, headaches plus back pains in young woman could be a stress syndrome, in which case muscle spasm is often the intermediary mechanism. Details make big difference in possibilities. ...Read more

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How did i fixed a strained neck. It's on my left side and it gives me excruciating muscle spasms. I can't go to a doctor.?

How did i fixed a strained neck. It's on my left side and it gives me excruciating muscle spasms.
I can't go to a doctor.?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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DOCTORS !Got muscle spasms while exercising at lower back! I feel more pain when i twist my left leg.What happened to me and where's the exact injury?

DOCTORS !Got muscle spasms while exercising at lower back! I feel more pain when i twist my left leg.What happened to me and where's the exact injury?

Three thoughts: This could be lumbar erector spine strain, trochanteric bursitis or something related to the hip musculature. If it persists beyond one week, you might want to seek medical attention for X-rays or MRI scans. ...Read more

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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


Twisted Muscles (Definition)

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