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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I have muscle spasms and was diagnosed with sciatica but none of the treatments helped. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle spasms and the doctor diagnosed me with sciatica. I have been through chiropractic therapy and had one round of neck injections last year which did not help much. No doctor has ever explained to me what this all means and who to seek further treatment from. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I studied your MRI reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and found there is a disc prolapse at multiple regions in your spine. When pain lasts longer and irritates the patient, then the ps... Read Full »
Is the irritation on the back of my neck due to poor posture?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irritation on the back of my neck. Sometimes, it extends up to the throat. But, I do not have any problem in speaking or swallowing. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.comI understand that you have some irritation at the back of your neck that extends to your throat sometimes. However, there is no difficulty in swallowing or speaking. The details provided by you are not sufficient enough to make a decisive diagnosis. Please get me the foll... Read Full »
I have chronic sialadenitis inside my right cheek. Do I need antibiotics or any test like MRI or CT?
Query: Hi doctor, I have chronic sialadenitis inside my right cheek (where parotid glands are), as told by my ENT specialist here. He ruled out some tumors and did not prescribe me any medicine. I also do not feel any pain, redness, or swelling. I just want a second opinion. Do I need to take any antibioti... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic inflammation of the parotid gland is known as chronic parotitis. Sialadenitis is a term generally used for submandibular and sublingual salivary glands. Common symptoms of chronic parotitis are repeated swellings in the parotid area associated with pain and tend... Read Full »
I am a 18-year-old female with tangled muscles and cannot straighten my leg like before. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18-year-old female, and I cannot straighten my left leg quickly. It is like the muscle is tangled. I have been experiencing this frequently. Kindly help. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It can be acute muscular or due to trauma. For that physical examination is necessary. If swelling is present along with pain and restricted movement, then fracture should be ruled out by digital X-ray. According to t... Read Full »
How to get rid of frequent muscle twitching?
Query: Hi doctor,I have frequent twitching in the muscle above the knee. It has been going on for four to five days. I have tried eating bananas, increasing electrolytes, and hydrating. I have reduced or nearly stopped caffeine too. I do not feel stressed, and I get enough sleep. I do not over-exert my mus... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. In most cases, it is not a serious issue. Some general measures to control twitching are, If over-exhausted, give it a rest. If sedentary, do exercise, aerobic, and isometric such as stretches. Take proper sleep. Avoid dehydration. Check your calciu... Read Full »
I am a 20-year-old female, but my legs and back are always aching. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female, and I live a healthy lifestyle. However, my legs and back are always aching. It has gotten progressively worse over the last few years, and it is beginning to affect my quality of life. When the pain is intense, I get nauseous and throw up from the pressure it... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sounds like you are experiencing several symptoms impacting your quality of life. The aches and pains in your legs and back, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, muscle spasms, and bowel urgency could be symptoms of various conditions. It is also possible that it is rela... Read Full »
What causes a left side spasm with muscle pull and vision disturbance in a 15-year-old girl?
Query: Hi doctor, I am the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was adopted. She has no family history and no medical history. She started experiencing back pain in her lower central back. The pain felt like sharp jabs at sometimes and dull at others. This pain progressed to the hips and shooting pains down ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data that you have posted. I can understand your concern being a mother of 15-year-old and facing all this. I will try to help in my way. The first thing is complete detailed neurological examination is very important in this case. Due to ... Read Full »
Why am I having leg cramps after taking a gluten-free diet?
Query: Hi doctor,I am having leg cramps, especially after taking lunch. I am on a gluten-free diet because of irritable bowel syndrome. This gluten-free diet helped cure my loose motion. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a lot of reasons for leg cramping: Muscular spasms. Least physical activity. Hemoglobin and other constituents of blood not in the normal range. If the blood supply to muscles is interrupted for a short time. Fluid and electrolytes imbalance. ... Read Full »
My mother has had spasms in her tongue for 30 years. What is wrong with her?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother seems to have some sort of spasm in her tongue, which she has had for 30 years. She also says that she randomly gets headaches for no reason. Her spasm occurs when her tongue is sticking out, and it looks like it is twitching or something. I have looked into oromandibular dys... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that her symptoms could be related to oromandibular dystonia, an isolated form called lingual dystonia. For this reason, I would suggest trying Clonazepam or Baclofen at low doses to help improve her situation. Other treat... Read Full »
What could be the reason for pain on the left side of my head that gets relieved on turning the head?
Query: Hello doctor, I have pain on the left side of my head near my neck. I feel that it is my neck pain that is hurting my head. Sometimes, when I turn my head, the pain is relieved. What could it be? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The pain is not due to bone, as the pain will be constant and does not subside on turning the head. Given that it does subside with the turning of your head, it can be due to the tendon that connects your neck and head, like the sternocl... Read Full »