muscle spasm


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Related to muscle spasm: Muscle cramp, Muscle twitch
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Noun1.muscle spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contractionmuscle spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
charley horse, charley-horse - a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise
graphospasm, writer's cramp - muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil
blepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
crick, kink, rick, wrick - a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
myoclonus - a clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group
opisthotonos - severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back
twitch, twitching, vellication - a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
tenesmus - painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces; associated with irritable bowel syndrome
trismus - prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles
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But so long as what I'm getting told by doctors and the physios is, if it is just a muscle spasm, then that's nothing to be overly concerned by, (then I will play).
But Murray said: "As long as what I'm getting told by doctors and the physios is, if it is just a muscle spasm, then that's nothing to be overly concerned by, (then I will play).
Other symptoms include muscle spasm, seizures and dementia.
Richard Jones, Swansea, South Wales THE "hypnic jerk" is an involuntary muscle spasm that usually occurs just as we're falling asleep.
The horse should not be stopped even for a second after a hard race, as it can cause a muscle spasm.
A DOCTOR who diagnosed a woman dying from a heart attack as having a harmless muscle spasm is to be sued.
These are "hypnagocic jerks" - a form of muscle spasm caused when your heartbeat slows down.
Because botulinum toxin relaxes muscle spasm and has been effective in the treatment of headache and myofascial pain, her group decided to test its effect on pelvic floor muscle spasm, she said.
When the pressure is released, the blood flow increases, reducing the muscle spasm and easing pain.
Outskie: Black Cash, who had a muscle spasm in his hind area Monday, wasn't entered in the Juvenile.
The benefits of this procedure translate into enhanced, safe pain-relief for many of the people suffering from chronic muscle spasm in the neck, back, and leg.