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Reducing muscle spasms

Jun 08, 2016 9:40 PM

Hey everyone! What is something you do to reduce the pain of muscle spasms? My neck and shoulder area tightens up so badly that it causes severe pain and headache and radiates down my arms. What works for you when you're going through this horrible muscle aches?

Jun 08, 2016 11:02 PM

I feel your pain. Massage therapy can help although it can be expensive. Dry needling helps too.

Jun 08, 2016 11:07 PM

Stretching, heat packs, pilates, yoga, hot shower and long hot Epsom salt bsths. If you look on YouTube foe physical therapy techniques for neck stretching there should be good tips. Always warm up myscles, tendons and ligaments before. This can be done with a hot shower or heating pad. I take ubiquinol which is a high quality CoQ 10 very bioavaiable for your body to absorb easily. There is an awesome one from Sam's Club made by Quinol available online aswell. It costs 34.00 go a 90 supply. Makes a huge difference in my muscle aches and muscle fatigue.

Jun 08, 2016 11:09 PM

Thank you! I'll look into CoQ 10 and try what you recommended. I'm desperate for relief.

Jun 08, 2016 11:09 PM

for-should be for. Someday we will hopefully be able to edit or posts.

Jun 08, 2016 11:13 PM

No problem. I understood you!

Jun 09, 2016 12:22 AM

I have found coenzyme q10 to be helpful as well. For a specific pain area, TENS unit!

Jun 09, 2016 12:24 AM

I've heard so much about TENS unit. Any brand recommendations?

Jun 09, 2016 12:28 AM

Yes, I have recently tried two units by Omron ~$40 which were good, available at Target. However, I ordered one online from Costco that is much better and also has an EMS function which helps increase strength. The TENS function is more effective even if I don't use the EMS. I do 15 minutes of TENS followed by 15 minutes of EMS. iReliev Dual Channel TENS & EMS $78. Good luck!

Jun 09, 2016 12:30 AM

Thank you so much. I'm going to look into it!

Jun 09, 2016 1:05 PM

I was told D3 & magnesium helps with nerves and muscles. Since I've been taking it I do have less severe muscle cramps and spasms. I use to get them nightly. I was in PT recently and the PT tech suggested getting lavender oil to massage into the knots in my shoulders and back. I've yet to find it, but I'm looking in stores. Hugs & prayers you get relief soon! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jun 09, 2016 2:46 PM

Medicalproductsonline.org great choices and prices. After you get to the checkout there is a line that states you need a script. Well you do not they take your credit card and ship your product no script was ever turned in. The unit I purchased is a twin stim. This means it can be a tens unit or an e-stim unit. It has many settings and I like the fact that I can program the time and I have mine programmed so that it is like a wave that amps up then comes back down to a gentle pulse. It works for me.

Jun 09, 2016 3:05 PM

I will look into that! Thanks all for the recommendations. I've never used a TENS unit but looking forward to it!

Jun 09, 2016 3:07 PM

flappyslady81 - I love essential oils. Will try the lavender on muscle knots. You should check out edens garden.com. great essential oils for an affordable price!

Jun 09, 2016 3:55 PM

Thanks for the website! I'll do that 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jun 10, 2016 8:00 AM

Have you tried marajuana. Some hospitals prescribe it for patients with MS as it helps elasticity. Can smoke or vape to of course but youlle get stoned. Good kuck

Jun 11, 2016 11:14 AM

Baclofen pump

Jun 12, 2016 6:25 PM

Muscle relaxers, tens unit, edible marijuana

Jun 14, 2016 3:32 AM

The marajuana sustitute in uk is called NABILONE.

Jun 14, 2016 5:16 AM

A bloke I met yesterday has had chronic migraines every day for 30 years from a car accident. He reckons tonic water helps ease cramps and that it is the quinine in it that works for him. My dad says that magnesium does the trick for him.

Jun 15, 2016 9:09 AM

I've been taking magnesium supplements for awhile now and have less cramps and migraines. That's interesting!

Jun 15, 2016 9:34 AM

Calcium, magnesium help. And the tonic water is very interesting!

Jun 15, 2016 6:07 PM

Tonic steer is a classic for cramp over here in the UK, because the quinine in it is meant to help with the muscle cramping, cause, when it gets as severe as some of our spasms, I doubt it would help one micro-cosm unfortunately

Jun 17, 2016 7:09 PM

I used to get muscle spasms behind my shoulder blade and up into the base of my skull. Since I've been going to physical therapy it's helped so much and I rarely get them anymore. She does a massage called Gua sha that uses a bar to scrape the muscles. It can be painful but it isn't near as painful as living with chronic pain. She also does cupping massage on me and it helps a lot, instead of pressing the muscles down, it pulls them up into the cup which massages it a different way.

Jun 17, 2016 8:17 PM

Tonic Steer=Tonic Water good lord,autocorrect 😂

Jun 17, 2016 11:25 PM

Glad I kept reading to learn what that was JAHMAC I enjoyed the chuckle. Tonic water is helpful. I also do cupping and should probably have gills for all of the time I spend in Epsom salt baths. I used to feel guilty for filling the tub and soaking for hours but not anymore. If it helps my quality of life bonus. I put 7 cups of Epsom salts in the jacuzzi tub turn on the Jets then grab my waterproof ebuds turn on an awesome Playlist and just have a concert moment for 2 hours or more. I add hot water as needed. Good thing Epsom salt is cheap. Last time I got it at Sam's club it was $6.00 for 10 pounds, I bought 100 pounds ten buckets. They looked at me strange but I just smiled and had it loaded in my vehicle, it works for me. Gotta find happiness and joy wherever you can especially when your in pain.

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