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med mom

Cookeville, TN

#21 Jul 13, 2012
in pain wrote:
Hey yall! I hurt my back 3 weeks ago, and had an xray done and it came back and they said it showed a muscle spasm. This was relayed to me by a girl at the front desk of the dr's office, so she couldn't answer any questions. What I'd like to know is, how do they see a "muscle spasm" on an xray? I thought xrays only showed hard masses, such as bone. How could they come to that conclusion from an xray?
The doctor or radiologist can tell by the curvature of your spine and neck if you are in spasm.
starr

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Oct 16, 2012
i recently had a work related injury. the " results"re a lumbar sprain... what exactly is that? i feel a pop or a teist in my mid lower back...
Justin

UK

#23 Jan 7, 2013
I noticed a pain in my lower back a number September and left it for a month expecting it to go away. It gradually got worse with pains in my left leg developing, so I decided to go to the physiotherapist. I had started to develop scoliosis, just mildly so i've been in physio ever since.I went to my doctor, got a referral for an xray and have just been told it's muscle spasm. With 10 sessions of weekly physio completed and at least 1 hour of exercises every day too, I still have the same pain. It just seems a bit strange to me that a muscle spasm can last for this long. Especially with all the physio.
victor

Cookeville, TN

#24 Jan 7, 2013
I've got a muscle for ya, and if you throw enough money way you can see it spasm. Just saying.
Justin

UK

#25 Jan 7, 2013
victor wrote:
I've got a muscle for ya, and if you throw enough money way you can see it spasm. Just saying.
Im on NHS, so it's free.
True

Cookeville, TN

#26 Jan 7, 2013
The previous posts stating that a muscle spasm CAN be diagnosed via X-RAY is true. We can tell that the spine is more rigid than it is supposed to be normally, which is caused by the muscles being too tight. Heat, stretching, anti-inflammatories, and rest will help. Strengthening exercises are helpful to prevent this from reoccurring.
rabi

United States

#27 Apr 17, 2013
please consult your doctor
rabi

United States

#28 Apr 17, 2013
we can give you ideas but whats problem with you have they can tell you clearly wish you best of luck I'll pray for you
IKR

Cookeville, TN

#29 Apr 28, 2013
Justin wrote:
I noticed a pain in my lower back a number September and left it for a month expecting it to go away. It gradually got worse with pains in my left leg developing, so I decided to go to the physiotherapist. I had started to develop scoliosis, just mildly so i've been in physio ever since.I went to my doctor, got a referral for an xray and have just been told it's muscle spasm. With 10 sessions of weekly physio completed and at least 1 hour of exercises every day too, I still have the same pain. It just seems a bit strange to me that a muscle spasm can last for this long. Especially with all the physio.
But it can, and will if in a bad place. I've got a,(what feels like a HUGE) muscle spasm under my left shoulder blade. That whole muscle is one big painful spasm. And because it is where it is, every day, the first thing I do is use that muscle when getting my child out of the crib. Then while giving him a bath, and every time I bend over or especially to bend over to pick something up. It's virtually impossible to NOT use the muscle unless your completely imobile. Theirs nothing a dr can do for it except perscribe muscle relaxers which will help tremendously & an anti-inflammatory. Use heat compresses, rest it as much as possible and a massage never hurts. Actually a massage on my back where my muscles stay so tense ALL the time, is priceless. Once you have correct meds, no need in waisting any more $ on drs. & x-rays. I would much rather pay for massages. I've also learned the hard way over an 11 year period of having muscle spasms and such bad lower back pain that it took me a long time to finally accept that the muscle spasms could be the cause of so many problems and pains with my back. I read a study in a health magazine that said 70% of back pain suffers have yet to find ou the cause. So many Americans that suffer with back pain never get an answer what-so-ever. Unless its something that shows up on an MRI/CT scan, you more than likely wont find a quick-fix solution besides the temporary relief from the meds.
pringle5

Littlehampton, UK

#30 Apr 30, 2014
my son has boarder line scoliosis doc said its because he has muscle wasting he then had an mri went back to the doc she said he need physiotherapy and another xray in 6 months time I said has he got md she said no his mri show he has good muscles I don't understand whats going on some one help ?
Hihihi

Chicago, IL

#31 Dec 21, 2014
I'm 12 and I have arthritis

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