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Spasam cause

Anyone have any ideas?
First my Right forarm painfully tightens then my left calf painfully tightens then the back spasms hit like a hurricane !!
It happened again yesterday in that order while I was meeting with another new Dr. 2nd time I've been in a hospital and they called an ambulance for me. I'd say the arm pain is from my neck? And the calf pain from my lower back?? Nerve damage from my previous tumor in my cervical spine? Removed October 2013 .


  • I don't know why or even what context but I read in another post it is sometimes helpful for muscle spasms.
  • Magnesium is recommended not only for muscle spasms but for nerve pain. I have been taking it for months. I have had a lot less muscle spasms since then. I still get them but they don't last as long and are not as intense. Bananas are good for that too.
    Tracie C
  • PlumbTuckeredOutPlumbTuckeredOut Philadelphia, PAPosts: 325
    Both of these minerals are good for muscle spasms IF the spasms are caused by a lack of the minerals in the body in the first place. On the other hand, please be aware that magnesium and potassium are cardio toxic if too much is taken. Ask your doctor to run a baseline blood chemistry. I know, they're natural so they're safe- not true! If we stuck with getting potassium from bananas we'd be vomiting bananas before we hit the upper levels of safety but with supplements we cannot be careful enough!
    Muscles will spasm if they haven't been properly "warmed up" before exercising. Try gentle stretches and massage to do away with spasms. Also, if you go to physical therapy ask your therapist about these. Often your muscles are trying to tell you that your form is wrong.
    People also find that tonic water is helpful for spasms for the quinine it contains. Quinine used to be available in supplement form too but again, too much of a good thing! You would be peeing out the danger if you choose to drink tonic water for its effects.

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by...... (Robert Frost)
    I still don't know if I should have taken the one that said, "Caution! Dead End" (Me)
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