Patient Comments: Muscle Spasms - Cause of Spasms

What was the cause of your muscle spasms?

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: 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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Comment from: Collins Aneke, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 24

I had these pains on my waist a few years ago. This time around for the last 3 weeks, I have experienced excruciating pains with muscle spasms on my waist causing me to be off duty for the last 3 weeks. I can't stand erect properly or engage in any meaningful activities.

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Comment from: Graeme, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: August 15

I have torturous pains in my back at my shoulder level. This is because I perhaps injured my neck at work, and as a result, have these spasms, sometimes daily and overnight. I use a mixture of paracetamol and codeine in tablet form, but sadly I cannot take them all the time as instructed on the packet. Trying to relieve it with exercise is a waste of time.

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Comment from: Simi, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 06

I developed an allergy due to a different kind of woolen blanket I used for the winter. It took me a while to recognize that the cause of the allergy was the blanket. By the time I went to the doctor, the allergy (rashes) had spread all over by back and shoulders. The doctor advised me to have a blood test done and found that my RBC count was low and WBC very high. From past 2 weeks I am on medication but since past 4 days I am experiencing muscle spasm in my left mid back. The low RBC count is the cause of muscle spasm.

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Comment from: ceresmary, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

In the case of myself and my husband, we both have spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. This causes muscle spasms systematic from head to toe, without necessary cause that we've found! It can be anything from turning sideways (side twisting) that can cause diaphragm spasms, to a charley horse like feeling! As I have additionally fibromyalgia, the muscle spasms tend to be more pronounced than when I was younger and tend to last longer.

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