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What kind of specialist can treat muscle disorders?

What kind of specialist can treat muscle disorders?

Neurologist: Neurologists diagnose and treat myopathies e.g. Muscular disorders. Neuromuscular specialists are mostly found at academic medical centers. For symptomatic treatments, orthopedists and physiatrists treat patients with myopathies. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Muscle disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle disorders?

Movement quality.: Muscle disorders can be described as the disruption of normal function resulting in, among other things, weakness, abnormal movement and pain. ...Read more

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What are different types of muscle disorders?

What are different types of muscle disorders?

Many: U have 2 google this or read a book @ the library. There r 2 many 2 list here. They include congenital-infective- injury-degenerative 2 give u a few areas to research. Sorry, if ur? Was a little more specific it would help. ...Read more

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Does an emg detect nerve issues or can it detect muscle disorders also? How do the results show on emg? Muscles so weak after small activity n spasms

Does an emg detect nerve issues or can it detect muscle disorders also? How do the results show on emg? Muscles so weak after small activity n spasms

EMG/NCV: The test are combined as EMG and nerve conduction velocity. They often point to possibilities and may not always provide a final diagnosis. They provide insight into defects but not always the cause. Suggest see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I currently have an ongoing (4 year) muscle problem with my left rib cage. What kind of specialist should I see?

I currently have an ongoing (4 year) muscle problem with my left rib cage. What kind of specialist should I see?

Shoulder Specialist?: Good question. Just from your description the pain could be multiple sources like the cardiac and pulmonary systems as well as GI system, but may also be musculoskeletal pain and/or referred pain from the shoulder so start with a thoughtful detailed examination with you preferred physician and go from there.
Learn more here: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm. ...Read more

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Which type of specialist do I see for a hip muscle problem?

Which type of specialist do I see for a hip muscle problem?

Ortho Sports Med: An orthopaedic sports medicine specialist is probably the best suited physician to help you with your hip muscle problem. ...Read more

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If my 2 year has increased muscle spascity in one leg does that mean she could have a muscle disorder?

Hard to say: Spasticity usually relates to lack of coordinated nerve messages from the brain and may indicate a subtle brain injury often called cerebral palsy in its more dramatic forms. A muscle disorder implies selective abnormality in the muscle, usually producing a weakness. An exam and testing if indicated can separate the likely cause. It is time for a discussion with your doc. ...Read more

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I need info for polymyalgia rheumatica muscle disorder?

I need info for polymyalgia rheumatica muscle disorder?

See below: The american college of rheumatology has good information on this: http://www. Rheumatology. Org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/polymyalgiarheumatica. Asp. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between neospora and muscle disorder?

HUMAN OR ANIMAL?: Neospora is a protozoal parasite in dogs and cattle, and has not known, YET, to afflict humans. I am unaware of any muscle disorder in homo sapiens or indeed any neuromuscular associated condition that has been described currently. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist doctor I should see if I am suspecting an internal muscle injury?

What kind of specialist doctor I should see if I am suspecting an internal muscle injury?

Different kinds: The doctors that typically deal with muscle injuries would be orthopedists and physiatrists (specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation). Sports medicine doctors would also be qualified to deal with this. ...Read more

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What is the most common muscle disorder?

What is the most common muscle disorder?

Sprains: Sprains/strains is the most common muscle problem. If you are looking specifically for a disease, then muscular dystrophy would be my top choice. Depending on how you want to classify fibromyalgia, it could rank as the top disease. ...Read more

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In any known muscle disorder, is it possible to have a ck level that rises and falls? Just curious.

In any known muscle disorder, is it possible to have a ck level that rises and falls? Just curious.

Curious: This would be a good time to go online to read about muscle disorder and CK.
It might take you a while to fully understand it but keep trying. ...Read more

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Does my 14 month old have a muscle disorder if he shivers sometimes?

Does my 14 month old have a muscle disorder if he shivers sometimes?

Not specificly: Some kids shiver as a normal event. There is also a transitional process some call shudder attacks that are brief shiver like events that last seconds while a kid is apparently awake & not bothered by the activity. Although any child demonstrating these events in childhood may have problems, there is no specific link. ...Read more

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If my daughter has increased muscle spasicity in one leg can she have a muscle disorder?

If my daughter has increased muscle spasicity in one leg can she have a muscle disorder?

Please Clarify: Yesterday your daughter was described as being two months old. Today you are asking the same question about a two year old. Can you please clarify this? ...Read more

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What genetic muscle disorder could make your knee hurt?

What genetic muscle disorder could make your knee hurt?

Many: Because many things can lead to the symptom you are experiencing, you need to see a doctor who will talk with you about this, examine you, and run appropriate tests as necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist should I see for dizziness, constant headaches, fatigue, and pain in muscles that jumps around?

Neurologist: Neurologist would be my recommendation but if the appointment isn't readily available then consider your primary physician. ...Read more

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43yom. Exercise intolerance/muscle fatigue out of blue last3-5wks. Tons of bloodtests, normal. How long if not better is rare muscle disorder likely?

43yom. Exercise intolerance/muscle fatigue out of blue last3-5wks. Tons of bloodtests, normal. How long if not better is rare muscle disorder likely?

See your PCP: Get a referral to a cardiologist.
Depends what blood test done and for what reason. Make sure do liver and kidney function test
if under stress talk to your friend. If lack of sleep get chamomile tea, or yogurt helps you to sleep. ...Read more

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I have a year old preemie that has a muscle disorder or seizures. Why now?

I have a year old preemie that has a muscle disorder or seizures. Why now?

Metabolic delay: Preemies have to "catch up" metabolically speaking. I suggest that you look for a doc registered with the american college for advancment in medicine (acam). ...Read more

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CT from ER shows something abnormal on abdomen muscle, 2 DRs say they can't tell what this is. What kind of specialist do I need to read CD and tell?

CT from ER shows something abnormal on abdomen muscle, 2 DRs say they can't tell what this is. What kind of specialist do I need to read CD and tell?

Abdominal muscle: You should follow up with a surgeon, and have them evaluate your abdomen. They would be most qualified to pin down what your abnormality is. The other specialist who would be helpful is a orthopedist., but surgeon would be my first choice. ...Read more

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Would restless leg syndrome be a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

Would restless leg syndrome be a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

Movement Disorder: Evidence shows that the disorder is related to problems with the dopaminergic circuits in the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia is intimately involved in the motor system and hence called the extrapyramidal system. ...Read more

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If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?

Acquired, congenital: Hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor first to determine if a hernia is really present and not just weakness of the muscle. A muscle weakness can be strengthened by exercise. A hernia can be fixed by surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms lower back, mostly right side. Been 3 mo's, stopped improving. No sciatica, don't think disc bulge. What type of specialist to see?

Muscle spasms lower back, mostly right side. Been 3 mo's, stopped improving. No sciatica, don't think disc bulge. What type of specialist to see?

Specialist: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Is restless legs syndrome a muscle disorder or a problem of the nervous system?

Not sure: I can't tell which but it can be due to low iron levels and it not this it responsed to Dopamine agonists like Requip (ropinirole) or sinemet implying a nervous system problem. Some people do better with anticonvulsant meds like Neurontin or Klonopin which may have some muscle relaxant effects. So it may have multiple causes. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of my neck is that a muscle disorder? And would that give me pressure in the back if my head on my forehead and cheek numbness

Pain in the back of my neck is that a muscle disorder? And would that give me pressure in the back if my head on my forehead and cheek numbness

Time for exam: It's a little difficult to put that all together. Head and forehead pressure could be sinus infection. If your neck is stiff and you have these symptoms go see the er today, it could be meningitis. Most neck pain is due to straining the muscles and ligaments of the neck, with lifting or sleeping in a strange position. True cheek numbness is serious, and should be examined by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Is coq10 (ubiquinol 50 mg) safe for chf/ckd patient? Was on statin, discontinued 6 months ago due to neuropathic issues, myoglobin in urine, but muscle loss persist. What is a good test for cariomyopathy and which specialist treats myog/muscle loss?

Is coq10 (ubiquinol 50 mg) safe for chf/ckd patient? Was on statin, discontinued 6 months ago due to neuropathic issues, myoglobin in urine, but muscle loss persist. What is a good test for cariomyopathy and which specialist treats myog/muscle loss?

Yes: Studies of coenzyme Q10 use in patients with CHF were dosed at 100 mg 3 times a day and studies showed improved exercise tolerance. Studies of coenzyme Q10 for statin-induced muscle aches are typically dosed around 200 mg once a day. Testing for cardiomyopathy requires a full cardiac workup by a cardiologist, treating muscle loss depends on the cause, consult your internist ...Read more

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Have disc-degenitrive disease with l4, and L5 rupture without physical therapy, with recent severe muscle spasms through-out body with un-biopsied nodules in both lungs totalling! 5, cancelled pulmonary specialist appt due to fathers recent death and mov

Have disc-degenitrive disease with l4, and L5 rupture without physical therapy, with recent severe muscle spasms through-out body with un-biopsied nodules in both lungs totalling! 5, cancelled pulmonary specialist appt due to fathers recent death and mov

You: You have two major issues going on and you need to have an immediate medical evaluation. Please call the nearest hospital/doctor referral line, and ask for a neurosurgeon and a pulmonologist. It is very important that you be seen immediately for a complete evaluation. Please be sure that you have your old records faxed immediately to yourself or your new doctors so that your care is not delayed. ...Read more

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Spasm of Pubococcygeal muscles after orgasm. Any solutions. Which specialist to visit?

Spasm of Pubococcygeal muscles after orgasm. Any solutions. Which specialist to visit?

Spasms: This is an odd occurrence and not that common. A Urologist would be the Doctor who can possibly help. A possible treatment option may involve a trial of a Muscle relaxant prior to sexual relations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been to 2 Dr.'s 1 PCP sees no MS. On MRI but, 2 one MS specialist did nerve, muscle test both normal. What that mean.

I've been to 2 Dr.'s 1 PCP sees no MS. On MRI but, 2 one MS specialist did nerve, muscle test both normal. What that mean.

Normal, but: The PCP did not read the MRI. If the neuroradiologist who read it says it is normal then it is. If the neurological tests are normal then the possibility of multiple sclerosis is low. If a spinal tap and test for such proteins as myelin basic protein is normal, that would be the end of your worries. Best talk to your doctor and best wishes ...Read more

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Muscle Disorders (Definition)

Muscle disorders can be described as the disruption of normal function resulting in, among other things, weakness, ...Read more