Patient Comments: Muscle Spasms - Cause of Spasms

What was the cause of your muscle spasms?

Comment from: Fibro gal, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 19

The article on causes of muscle spasms, including large muscle groups, fails to mention fibromyalgia. Recent research has shown that elevated lactic acid levels in muscles that fail to clear normally, is present in fibromyalgia patients. This leads to cramping, muscle tightness and soreness in every muscle similar to having run a marathon. Extreme muscle spasms can result with just the simplest repetitive activity, or body position. It would be good to include this since fibromyalgia is still a difficult diagnosis to get to, in the absence of a definitive lab test.

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Comment from: johanne, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 15

I get this pain right across my chest and my back. I do cleaning as a job and it might be the cause for my muscle spasm.

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Comment from: Amber, 65-74 (Patient) Published: January 27

I fell on icy ground last week badly bruised my hip. Now I am having dreadful groin spasms and cannot stand. The muscle spasms are so painful.

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Comment from: Abid, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 11

I have pain in right leg and lower back. I have had MRI of spinal cord. It shows there is muscle spasm and due to it a little space has been created between two disks and back bone has been straightened a little bit from lower back.

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Comment from: Saladbar, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

Prescription opiate withdrawal caused my muscle spasms.

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Comment from: Vonda, 55-64 (Patient) Published: May 12

I have upper and lower back spasms.

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Comment from: Af, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

My spasms hurt so badly in the stomach or chest.

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Comment from: num48, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 14

I have 2 herniated disks in my lower back which causes me extreme pain and difficulty walking. I usually get a shot of Toradol in the buttocks on my right side for it. I recently had another injection but on the left side of my buttocks. For some reason it caused me severe pulsating lower back spasms that were unbearable. I was barely able to reach my medication and when I finally did I took a Hydromorph Contin pain killer and in 5 minutes it went away.

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Comment from: jprotten81, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 07

A few years ago my left shoulder was injured due to a fall. I get spasms that feel like someone grabbing very hard on my shoulder. Right now it is giving me constant pain. I have been prescribed Flexeril and tramadol but they seem to not be helping.

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Comment from: monica, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

I have been suffering from pain for last 4 years it started after my son was born, first it was just waist down, in the buttocks but now is in every major muscle of my body calf, shin, back, shoulders and thighs. I feel all these muscle are in spasm all the time and I am in pain 24/7, 12 months a year. I need to figure out what's causing these pains.

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