Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

How Do I Get Rid Of Muscle Spasms?

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:27 AM

Question: I have muscle spasms under my left shoulder. It’s very painful. I have high blood pressure. How do I treat this condition?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

Shoulder discomfort may be from many serious conditions:
• Arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, or myositis.
• Injury to the area.
• Problems in your neck involving nerve root irritation (such as disc disease or spinal condition).
• Referred cardiac pain, where chest pain is absent but poor blood supply (risk for heart attack) to the heart is reflected as pain in your shoulder.
• Lung lesions occasionally manifest with shoulder pain alone.
You need to go see your primary care physician for evaluation.

Treatment will depend upon the source of your discomfort. There is no place for "shotgun" therapy here.

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