muscle spasm


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spasm

(spazm),
A sudden involuntary contraction of one or more muscles; includes cramps, and contractures.
Synonym(s): muscle spasm, spasmus
[G. spasmos]

spasm

(spazm)
A sudden involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups; includes cramps, contractures.
Synonym(s): muscle spasm, spasmus.
[G. spasmos]

muscle spasm

Abnormally sustained and usually powerful contraction of a muscle. This may result from disorder in the muscle itself, from irritation to the nerve supplying it or from removal of the normal inhibiting influence on muscle contraction provided by nerve connections from the brain. Damage to these connections is common in CEREBRAL PALSY (spastic paralysis) or after STROKE or head injury and a spastic condition of the muscles results.

spasm

(spazm)
Sudden involuntary contraction of one or more muscles; includes cramps and contractures.
[G. spasmos]

Patient discussion about muscle spasm

Q. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO STOP YOUR PANCREAS FROM SPASMS, I HAVE A HARD TIME WHEN IT SEEMS MY PANCREAS IS ACTING UP IT HURTS SO BAD AND MY LIPIDS ARE HIGH HOW DO I GET RID OF THE PAIN OR CONTROLL IT.

A. the Pancreas does not have sensory nerves in it. this is the reason why pancreas cancer is the most deadly- you don't realize it's there until it's much too late. so this pain you describe does not ad up to be from the Pancreas.
i think this is a very good reason to see a Doctor.

Q. I ask a client's Dr. to script flexaril for a lower back spasm and he made it for a drug called zanaflex? I am unfamiliar with zanaflex, what is the difference between it and flexaril 25mg? Benefits? Risks? I got him to order the air mattress and extended bed because client is 6'3" and is already bedridden on my 1st day..try to beat the skin breakdown, already stage I decubitis ulcers. I tried to talk the client into slideboard and lift away arm wheelchair...noway..he wants to walk bent with a rolling walker. He already had a lift chair delivered, so he just goes from bed to lift chair. He refuses to let me bathe him. He can't see, and he has me check his draw up on insulin to make sure it's right. He sends the P.T. man right back out the door after he signs the sheet. Difficult pt.!

A. Flexeril and Zanaflex are different drugs but are both muscle relaxants. There are hardly any differences between the two, clinically wise. If the doctor thought one is better than the other for your client I would suggest you take his advice and use the one he gave you.

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In all participants, during follow-up, pelvic floor muscle spasm was not detected or occurred in fewer muscles.
Hence, the present study was undertaken to compare the efficacy and safety of thiocolchicoside and chlorzoxazone along with NSAIDS in patients with muscle spasm associated with acute lower back pain.
A total of 141 patients with muscle spasm associated with pain were screened, and 115 eligible patients were randomized into two groups.
"Anything from sleeping in a bad position to bowing your head at the computer keyboard can cause the neck bones to compress, triggering pain," explained chartered physiotherapist Sammy Margo, sammymargophysiotherapy.com Try this: Take an anti-inflammatory painkiller such as ibuprofen and hold a hot-water bottle to the back of your neck to reduce pain and muscle spasms.
History and physical examination both are important for ruling out other reasons for pain, including vulvo-dynia, pelvic floor tension muscle spasm, and interstitial cystitis.
AMRIX (Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules) is approved for use along with rest and physical therapy to help control muscle spasm associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions, added Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.
At times, I simply identified a set of stressors and described how they could be translated to a specific system in the body and lead to nighttime teeth grinding and muscle spasms during sleep.
The increased penetration of his torso and consequent neck hyper-flexion produced an immediate muscle spasm in his neck, especially in the left upper trapezius and left sternocleidomastoid muscles.
It reflects the referral of the muscle spasm to the ear as a representation of the vestibulocollic reflex.
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Anderson, M.D.'s theory that muscle spasm is the No.