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What symptoms can be associated with muscle spasm?

What symptoms can be associated with muscle spasm?

Pain tightness: A muscle spasm is a painful over tightening of a muscle. It is most commonly caused when a muscle does not have an adequate supply of oxygen to perform the task that is being asked of it. Then it kind of seizes up and stops working until you can get some blood flowing into it again. ...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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What can cause muscle spasms with movement?

What can cause muscle spasms with movement?

Specialist will help: Usually tight muscles, ligaments and tissue. See a musculoskeletal specialist, usually a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) that specializes in omm (osteopathic manual medicine) or nmm (neuromuscular medicine) with a sports medicine background. You'll be given simple exercises, stretches and along with heat usually helps. ...Read more

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Can chronic joint and muscle pain be a symptom if multiple sclerosis along with weakness?

Can chronic joint and muscle pain be a symptom if multiple sclerosis along with weakness?

Pain not unique: At least 90% of MS patients have significant issues with pain, but am not convinced that you have MS at all. See your doctor and uncover why you are suffering your symptoms, and get a diagnostic confirmation. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with muscle tension dysphonia in hand?

What symptoms are typically associated with muscle tension dysphonia in hand?

Dysphonia?!! : You mean dystonia which causes prolonged spasm of a hand usually as part of a movement disorder dysphonia is having problem with the quality of your voice (phonation). ...Read more

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Can ehler-Danlos cause painful muscle spasm? What age is someone typically diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos?

Can ehler-Danlos cause painful muscle spasm? What age is someone typically diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos?

Indirectly, yes.: Ehler-Danlos syndrome is a genetic defect in the structure of collagen (or its building blocks). Collagen reenforces the connective tissue that provides strength and form to the soft tissues of our body. Abnormal collagen can cause weakness of muscles & joints, leaving them more prone to injury & pain. Milder cases are often overlooked until well into adolescence & beyond. Helpful? ...Read more

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What type of symptoms are associated with pelvic imbalance? Can it cause sciatica?

What type of symptoms are associated with pelvic imbalance? Can it cause sciatica?

Yes: yes, but causing spasms of the periformis muscle or causing sacroileitus, both of which can cause sciatica due to pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on a high b12? Should the cause be investigated with symptoms such as spontaneous bruising, muscle atrophy, parathesias

What are your thoughts on a high b12?  Should the cause be investigated with symptoms such as spontaneous bruising, muscle atrophy, parathesias

Needs evaluation: B12 is not toxic so high B12 due to taking it is not bad. If someone has high B12 without taking it then it can be a sign of serious problems including liver & kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia & polycythemia vera & hypereosinophilic syndrome. High B12 does not cause these but caused by them. Further tests are needed to find the underlying cause: http://bit.ly/1hVpCY7 ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms that can manifest after muscle strain?

What are the presenting symptoms that can manifest after muscle strain?

Swelling,pain,bruisi: Swelling, tenderness, bruising, localized pain, limping, etc. ...Read more

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What symptoms can be associated with jaundice?

What symptoms can be associated with jaundice?

It depends: Jaundice is a symptom of liver disease or hemolysis. Depending on the cause of the jaundice (assuming it is liver disease), associated symptoms could include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, weight loss, fever, pale grey stools, dark urine, and diffuse itching. ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Muscle pain?

The following cause or are associated with Muscle pain:: Adrenal suppression, Berger's disease, Chlamydia infection, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Common cold, Dermatomyositis, Dystonia, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Ehrlichiosis, Familial Mediterranean fever, Hantavirus infection, Hyperparathyroidism, Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, Inflammation of lining of the heart, Leptospirosis, Malaria, Persistent pain, Polyarteritis nodosa, Rhabdomyolysis, Rocky mountain spotted fever, SARS, Sjogren's syndrome, South American trypanosomiasis, Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis, Swine Flu, Takayasu arteritis, Toxic shock syndrome, Trichinellosis, Vitamin B1 deficiency, West Nile Virus, Influenza, Anxiety disorder, Underactive thyroid, Mono, Stress headache, Muscle strain, Muscle tear, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Flu & Cold, Anxiety, Sprains and strains, Adrenal insufficiency, Campylobacter, Churg Strauss syndrome, Dengue fever, Scleroderma, Chronic pain, Eclampsia, Adrenal fatigue, Bubonic plague, Polymyositis, Myositis, Valley fever, Fever. ...Read more

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I have bone pain and muscle spasm could these be related condition ?

Yes: There could be toxicity in your body that is causing this. Cadmium poisoning gives bone pain with itai itai disease called ouch ouch as touching the bones anywhere is painful. Need to be involved with chelation of toxins. Find an acam doctor who does that near you. ...Read more

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What can cause headaches joint pain fatigue and muscle twitches? Please be specific

What can cause headaches joint pain fatigue and muscle twitches? Please be specific

Pain: Usually, there should be disturbance of your own pain control mechanism. The most common is outside narcotics use inducing your own endorphine secretion relatively or absolutely decreased. The treatment should use physical ways to stimulate your endorphine secretion. Acupuncture, heating, deep massage, exercise, recreating activity, sexual intercourse etc may induce your endorphine secretion. ...Read more

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What would cause muscle weakness, joint pain, and fatigue as your only symptoms?

What would cause muscle weakness, joint pain, and fatigue as your only symptoms?

Many possibilities: The symptoms you present are not specific they may represent metabolic problems like thyroid or parathyroid disease, true arthritis, muscle disease and many other possibilities. If symptoms persist further evaluation needs be done see your physician. ...Read more

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Can vague anal/rectal pain be associated with ibs? Can it be psychological?

Can vague anal/rectal pain  be associated with ibs? Can it be psychological?

Not usually painful: Ibs is not usually painful. But people with ibs are often stressed, and stress could cause vague anal/rectal pain. Consider meditation or other stress relievers. ...Read more

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What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

Many: The workup would start with metabolic tests, thyroid function tests, serum chemistries, blood counts, and could progress to electromyograms, nerve conduction tests, and also muscle biopsy. ...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

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