Muscle Spasm

A muscle spasm is a sudden involuntary movement of one or more muscles in the body. It is caused due to dehydration, stress, muscle fatigue, restricted blood supply, inadequate stretching, and depletion of electrolytes. There is muscle twitching with spasm in the affected region. It is treated by stretching, doing massage, doing exercise, keeping the body hydrated, and applying ice packs helps to provide relief.

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What can be done for lower back muscle spasms due to playing baseball?

Query: Hi doctor, I am coming here for what I think may be possible lower back muscle spasms. I originally felt the pain after playing lots of baseballs (swinging a baseball bat many times). I have symptoms such as tightness, limited mobility or restricted range of motion, throbbing pain, and sometimes it...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. I feel that spasm could be due to less core stability and excessive spasm. Invariable loading hip joint reducing its range on movement. I would like to suggest you get more insight of your symptoms like is there any pain on bending forward touchi...  Read Full »

I have struggled with my SCM muscles and tried exercises. But still, I struggle with stiffness that radiates to my eye. Please advice.

Query: Hi doctor, I have struggled with my SCM muscles for a long time. I have tried strengthening exercises (that have helped on my right side), SCM stretch, self-massage on SCM, changing to a side sleeping position, and working on a better posture. But still, I struggle with stiffness that radiates to my...  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Good to hear you are doing self-massage for SCM (sternocleidomastoid muscle). Here are some more things you can do to relieve pain and stiffness which are easy to perform. Set aside at least 15 minutes daily to do simple stretches or yoga poses. Here are a few examples...  Read Full »

My elbow has been sore for a month ever since I got kicked on my hand. Could something be wrong, considering it has been a month since the injury?

Query: Hello doctor, This girl kicked my hand or wrist area a month ago. My elbow was sore for three to four days, and ever since, I would wake up with a sore elbow, which would calm down in half an hour or so. It was not swollen, but the pain came from the inside and was really sensitive when I would ten...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern and understand your situation. Your morning stiffness could be due to some muscle spasms triggered due to the way you sleep. The initial spasm would have been there from the injury that you had due to the kick. I recommend you do a lot of icing fre...  Read Full »

Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower back and left abdomen after sleeping with one leg bent up?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in my lower back and left abdomen. I was sleeping with one leg bent up, and suddenly in the morning, I experienced sharp pain. I did exercise the day before; I do not have problems with my urination and bowel movements. However, I am unable to have food because of the...  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Muscle spasm can be the reason for your pain. As you have a history of lower back pain, I suggest you go for an X-ray of the lumbar spine (LS). I also suggest you apply ointment Diclofenac to the affected area, cover it with a cloth for ten...  Read Full »

I have had pain in my upper back after falling on the floor during deadlifting. How can I treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old male. My weight is 76 kilograms, and my height is 5 feet 11 inches. I go to the gym and lift weights to compete in powerlifting. When I was deadlifting, I was pushed off the floor. I twisted my head to the left, and I assumed that there was a lot of pressure on the ri...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to I read your concern. In my opinion, the pain could be due to facet joint irritation, irritating the adjoining muscle, and inducing spasms. I would advise you to 1. Do lot of icing to relieve pain and spasm. Icing to be done frequently once in a hour for 15 m...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a Siddha or Ayurveda medicine to relax my abdominal muscles.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis before five years. Now, I am taking an injection of Glataxone to manage my problem. I do not have any inflammation in my spine. I have severe dorsal spine muscle spasms or tightness in my right abdomen for more than six months...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Multiple sclerosis usually shows slow improvement. We can stop the disease progression by taking Siddha or Ayurveda drugs. You have muscle spasms in the abdomen due to lower motor neuron issues. It means that brain signals are not reaching muscle tissue. In Siddha, ...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my middle back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been doing regular exercise like morning walk for about 50 minutes and pranayama, yoga for another 50 minutes. Presently I am experiencing sharp pain in the middle of the back (and little on the left side) for more than 20 days. When I try to identify the pain's exact area by t...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Mahaveer Jingonda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and found that there are two possibilities. 1. Soft tissue inflammation like muscle spasm, fibromyositis, or maybe a postural back pain. 2. Disc prolapse causing reduction of disc space and nerve compression. The good thing is ...  Read Full »

What is the cause for radiating pain in the upper back?

Query: Hi doctor, I started working 12-hour shifts about a month ago. My upper back has been hurting. It feels like it starts from the middle up to the upper back. It is not a sharp pain, but it is like a tension. We are supposed to wear steel toe shoes. I just recently changed to tennis shoes since I wo...  Read Full »

James. F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing upper back pain. In your question, you said you recently started working 12 hours shift and since then, your upper back has been hurting. It is not a sharp pain but feels like tension. Most likely, you expe...  Read Full »

I have a stiff neck, and some movements cause my neck to spasm and feel being pinched. What should be my sleeping position?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a stiff neck, and some movements cause my neck to spasm and feel like something is being pinched. Which position should I sleep in tonight?  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This appears like a muscle spasm. Doing hot water fermentation and gentle kneading massage should release the neck spasm and make it comfortable to lye down flat without the pillow. With the help of gravity, the stiffness will reduce in the overnight, and you should ...  Read Full »

I have knee pain with pressure on chest. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I helped my cousin move and I hurt my back now. My left leg hurts by the knee and I feel a pressure on my chest, those hurt more than my back does.  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you be more precise about where exactly does it pain? And what is the nature of the pain? If this pain is dull aching in the knee then should be muscular. Because heavy work most of the muscle lands in DOMS and the pain arrives. Regarding pain in the chest, it shou...  Read Full »

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