What does anyone reccomend for muscle pains in my legs, back, pretty much all over the body. Muscle spasms are the best I can to describe the problem. Nerve damage is causing the muscles to cramp. Besides muscle therapy I need something else to decrease my pain. I've got heated padding, vibrating mats to sit on or lay on. Anyone have a secret or 3 to share?
Nerve damage causing muscle to spasm and cramp. the pain is unbearable!
- 16 Apr 2012 by mr.ie
- 25 Nov 2016
- muscle spasm, pain, muscle pain, neuralgia, muscle, nerves, cramp
Added 16 Apr 2012:
Sorry for the spelling errors, I didn't correct any grammer or spelling before I submitted my question. Thank you
Also, be sure they do a full blood panel. Cramps increase for me when low in calcium and Vit. D. Since my muscles are under full attack, keeping those levels up is important. Mine are always borderline no matter what I take for supplements and routinely go on megadoses of Vit D from doctor.
Also be sure potassium is in balance as well as your thyroid is normal.
Sounds pretty crummy. Hang in there a good doc is your key right now. Let us know how you are doing...
Welcome mr.ie to the site, & don't worry about your spelling or grammer on here! We all make a mistake or two. We have often commented we wish there was a spell check on here to help some of us out! What is your diagnosis? Do you have back problems or is it just severe muscle cramps? I get them too from several different diseases, & I use the generic of flexeril. It works well for me, as it's pretty hard to walk out a cramp in the neck! Anyway, you have gotten lots of great responses. The vitamin D, & calcium are very important, & I also take vitamin C at 1,000 mg a day. If I forget to take it, I can count on waking up with calf muscle cramps in the middle of the night. Just another idea, & hope these answers help you out... Mary
Hello, i Have nerve damage all over my body to. I get cramps and sore muscles to. I go to pain management every 1-3 months to see my pain specialist. You might try to see if you are eligible for pain management. I take a drug called "Baclofen" for muscle spasms and spasticity. I take 10mg. 4 times a day. I started a t a lower dose but gradually went up to this dosage. Since i've started taking this much, I no longer feel any cramps!!! As far as my nerve damage goes, i started taking a drug called "Neurontin". It does have a generic for it called "Gabapentin". I have been taking it for 3 years now and it's done good for me but recently, my doctor put me on a drug called "Lyrica". Thanks, Jack.
I have a lot of problems with cramping in my legs, feet and toes especially during the night. These are extremely painful but have found something called Leg Cramps (Brand - Hyland's), over the counter pills. You can get it at Walmart for $3.97, usually in the vitamin area. Usually have to take 4 or so all at once but they do help. (Have also found it at other stores). It is great in that it does usually relieve the cramping within 5 minutes. Have no idea what causes the cramping/spasms but they are horrible!! They seem to come in cycles in that they are not present constantly and I can go months without them but once they start back up again they can go on for days and/or weeks. Have a lot of nerve damage in my back.
Hello. Wondering how you are doing and if you have received any help from the suggestions here. Is your doctor being responsive?
Also, no matter how crummy the day is get some type of exercise. Moving muscles is important and distributes the toxins that build up in muscles under stress, like cramping and spasms. The toxins move from the muscles as much through blood as the lymph system. If they stay present you will hurt. Keep up your exercises. I am pretty bad at it. Hope you are much better. Karen
I have spasms or cramps in most parts of my body and a pain which is like after cramp pain in my neck, shoulders, arms, back and chest. These can occur at any time when at rest or when active, they can be mile and ease after a short time they can also grow into severe cramping at the worst times they have radiated into my face, chest and back.
These severe attacks have taken place eleven times and on instructions of the hospital A & E dept on the eleven times we called 999 and I was taken in.
The last time the spasm started in my left arm spread across my chest and into my right arm, it was treated initially as a possible heart attack or angina but both seem to be now discounted and it appears to be muscular or trapped nerve problems, although no one seems sure.
I have been referred to a Neurologist and am awaiting the appointment.
I have confirmed Spondylosis and this is suggested as a cause.
Hoping for a result, soon!
I mainly have these terrible spasms in my thighs but also have experienced them in my sides and abdomen. For years I took 400 mg. of magnesium and that seemed to stop the cramps. Recently they have started again even though I am taking the 400 mg. magnesium. I get in a hot shower or use the heating pad to stop them once they start. Walking does not seem to help
I am going to try all of the suggestions on this site, calcium, zinc, more water. I have spoken to my doctor about this and they do not seem to have an answer as to what is causing this. I think it is something hereditary as my Grandmother had the same thing. I have recently been diagnosed with borderline diabetes but had these cramps long before that diagnosis. I get them with exercise or can get them while sitting and doing nothing.
I have severe spasms that radiate from my legs up to the stomach and cause an extensive tightness around my abdomen. Was recently diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica (NMO). I am unable to walk because of my ailment. I am on many of the tablets mentioned earlier. I think i am going to add back vitamin C as well as magnesium on high dose vitamin D already. The pain is so serious.
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