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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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I have stomach pain after taking alcohol on an empty stomach. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 years old male. On the weekend, I drank alcohol on an empty stomach, only cause my stomach was full. Then on Sunday again, I drank alcohol without eating, then I ate around 21:00. Tuesday, when I woke up, I had severe stomach pain. I thought I was hungry, but still, it is hitti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain is due to muscle spasms and consuming alcohol for a long time. So there is dehydration caused by alcohol, and abdomen muscles are spasm. In such cases, sometimes IV (intravenous) fluids are required and injections to relieve the pain. It might also be due to ga...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for right upper quadrant pain or discomfort?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing right upper quadrant discomfort for about a year now. First, the doctor I consulted believed it to be intercostal neuritis and gave me an injection. However, the pain or discomfort did not leave. I have had three ultrasounds. The first and third did not show anyth...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and understand it. The most common causes for such symptoms are a fatty liver (excessive fat buildup in the liver) or liver abscess (a mass filled with pus inside the liver), which are identifiable with ultrasound, and problems in other organs ...  Read Full »

I have been having chest discomfort. What could it be?

Query: Hi, I am a 31year old male. I was recently diagnosed with minor gastritis after EGD. I was having stomach problems but have recovered at present. Last two weeks I have been having some chest discomfort. ECG and other tests show normal heart function. Since two days, the chest sensations are more p...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have mentioned that ECG and other tests came out to be normal, it is not associated with any cardiac abnormality. As you have a history of gastritis confirmed through EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy), there is more possibility of association with acid reflu...  Read Full »

I have neck spasm and difficulty in walking. Please help.

Query: Hello, I weigh 39 kg and I am 31 years old. I have lost two kilograms in the last two months. I am having spasm in the neck since 2 months. It started when I had sudden sneezing and was not able to move the neck soon after that. Neck movements got restricted. I consulted a doctor and took tablet...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whole event started with a sneezing after which you developed muscular spasm in the neck. You took pregabalin for neuropathic pain but due to its side effect you discontinued.  After that you had physiotherapy and developed other neurological symptoms and you...  Read Full »

Why do I have muscle spasms, numbness, and pain in my neck following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ACDF of C3-C7 seven years back. After the surgery, I have had chronic muscle spasms, numbness, and pain on the left side of the neck. For the last five months, I have increased tenderness in the left neck and shoulder. For the past week, I have had excruciating pain running fr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your first query consult is on us! You still have cervical central canal and foraminal stenosis between C5-C6 post-surgery which is the reason for your pain. You need to continue the medicines. You may have neck pain post one year of C4-C7 fusion. I will suggest you...  Read Full »

My mother has tongue spasms for 30 years. Please help.

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 »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

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 »

How to recover from a muscle injury in the hip due to running?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a regular runner and have recently been trying out a new program running five days per week, with lots of gentle short runs. I have had a few running-related injuries in the past year. I got shin splints and peroneal tendonitis on the outside of my left foot for several months last y...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very difficult to be precise without examining you. Your recent injury could be an iliopsoas strain or a rectus femoris strain from the hill run. Is the pain deep within the groin? Is the movement of getting up from a sitting position uncomfortable? Is there an...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain after laparoscopic appendicitis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a laparoscopic appendicitis surgery six months back. I started going to the gym two days back. There is a slight pain in the lower stomach now. Is it normal for a gym beginner or a problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand all your concerns. Your laparoscopic operation must have been healed completely and there are no contraindications to exercising in the gym. The pain is most likely due to muscle spasms due to the exercises you do, especially if related to movements. I recomm...  Read Full »

My daughter has left side spasm and vision deterioration. Why?

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 »


Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

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 »

I am suffering from shrunken penis skin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few problems with my body. Since last year I was under work pressure. I could see my blood sugar gone up to 289 mg/dL on post prandial (PP) last month and reduced to 175 on PP and 109 on fasting last week. In the meantime, for the past two weeks, I suffer from fissure. I am a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I have checked all the attached reports thoroughly (attachments removed to protect patient identity), and here are my notes: 1. Repeated high post prandial sugar above 200 means that you are diabetic and need to start therapy. Do you hav...  Read Full »

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