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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Background: Musculoskeletal diseases with painful reflex muscle spasm have a high prevalence.
Prolonged pain from muscle spasm is normally because a muscle is protecting an injured part underneath it and won't go until it improves.
This case report highlights the anesthetic management of a child with cerebral palsy who came for contracture release and about post-operative muscle spasm which is one of the causes for severe pain in the postoperative period.
In case of muscle spasm, use muscle relaxants along with pain killers and use drugs in appropriate effective dosage.
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).
This often leads to hyperlordosis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, lumbar facet sprain, discogenic back pain, muscle spasm, and piriformis syndrome.
Although the concept of a muscle spasm is not foreign, the location is unexpected.
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.
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