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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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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 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 lie down flat without the pillow. With the help of gravity, the stiffness will reduce overnight, and you should be fine. ...  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 sh...  Read Full »

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 »

How can I cure hamstrings spasm caused due to exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, Today, I was lifting light weights on squats. As I went down into a parallel position, my back locked up and immediately began to hurt. I tried other lifts (hyperextensions) to loosen my hamstrings. It felt better at the time, but now I am at home and can barely stand and walk. How can...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your case, and what I found is that you must follow some basic stretching exercises with warm-up and cool-down phases to avoid the tightening of muscles. Do warm-up exercises like static jogging, and jumping with hands wide apart. Along with warm-up, 10 m...  Read Full »

Why do I have a back spasm?

Query: Hi doctor, I have narrowed disc in the center of my back. There were no problems for almost a year. I usually do surfing, yoga, and kung fu. But I woke up early around 3 AM last week with a super sore and stiff back. When I am lying down it hurts to cough, or I will roll from side to side. When I am...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The back spasm is due to excessive activity that could have aggravated due to faulty posture in the bed. Do a lot of icing. Stretch your back and your hip flexors. Do spine extension like cobra stretch. If you can, engage in glute stability exercises and do warm-up and ...  Read Full »

I am in extreme pain and not able to turn my neck to left. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor,Just a few minutes before I was trying to reach my forehead with my left arm and just after that, I think my nerve got stretched in the neck. I am in extreme pain and I am not able to turn my neck to left. When my neck is on right it feels little fine. I cannot do anything with this pai...  Read Full »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have understood your concern about pain in the neck region. Do not panic, this is called acute muscles spasm of neck muscles. You need to apply ice over neck muscles where you feel pain. See to that does not apply hot water over that area, otherwise, the pain will inc...  Read Full »

I still have lot of pain and back stiffness weeks after a fracture. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I fractured my pelvis in a car accident on the 7th. I was on crutches for six weeks and am now walking the past few weeks without. The fracture was a tiny hairline fracture of the sacrum and another two hairline fractures on the side towards the hip. No fracture...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain what you have could be due to SI (sacroiliac) joint which in turn may inhibit butt muscles and develop spasm. I suggest you do a lot of icing on the sacrum and on the butt muscles frequently, for 15 minutes every two hours once possibly. Since there is a f...  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 »

How can I cure muscle spasms and pain in back, neck and leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. I have been experiencing muscle spasms and pain in the back, neck, and leg since 10 years intermittently. I am currently undergoing physical therapy and chiropractic. However, I wanted to consult from a naturopathic perspective on what can be the root cause of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I looked at your laboratory report, and that is absolutely within the normal range (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I wonder whether your occupation or daily activities cause more stress to your neck and back muscles. If so, you may reduce giving stress ...  Read Full »

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