Muscle spasm appointments
About Muscle spasms
A muscle cramp or spasm is a sudden and involuntary contraction of your muscles. Though muscle cramps are generally harmless, they can make it hard to utilize the afflicted muscle for some time. Muscle cramps can be caused by certain medicines, medical disorders, and long durations of physical labor or activity. These types of spasms can usually be treated and prevented with at-home remedies.
Myoclonus, or “muscle jerks” are characterized by uncontrollable muscle spasms. They might be harmless, such as a hiccup or a "sleep start" as you fall asleep, or they can indicate a major health problem like multiple sclerosis, dementia, or Parkinson's disease. Myoclonus might manifest itself as jerking, quivering, or twitching in the muscles, and may last for a few seconds to a few minutes.
Below are common treatment options for muscle spasms. During your appointment, talk to your doctor about what treatment plan is right for you.