Things to include in a pain diary are:. If your pain has been undiagnosed, your healthcare provider may order certain tests or examinations based on your pain. Your healthcare provider will order the exams that are right for you.
Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders. Volume 44, No. Chest pain is a common general practice presentation that requires careful diagnostic assessment because of its diverse and potentially serious causes.
English PDF. Spasticity is the uncontrolled tightening or contracting of the muscles that is common in individuals with spinal cord injuries. The nerves of the spinal cord and brain form a complex communication circuit that controls our body movements.
Sudden, sharp chest pain that goes away can happen for a number of reasons. There are different kinds of chest pain. Chest pain may not be a sign of a serious illness.
Jump to navigation. Stabbing, pricking or other sharp and well-localised and transient chest pains are usually not related to angina. These could be due to indigestion or a muscle spasm.
Although chest pain is often—and rightfully— associated with heart disease, other medical problems can be causes of chest pain. Angina—feelings of pressure, heaviness, tightness. You can learn more about angina in the Harvard Special Health Report Diseases of the Heart: A compendium of common heart condition and the latest treatments.
Hemifacial spasms happen when the muscles on only one side of your face twitch without warning. These types of spasms are caused by damage or irritation to the facial nerve, which is also known as the seventh cranial nerve. Facial spasms occur when the muscles contract involuntarily because of this nerve irritation.
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The coronary arteries supply blood and oxygen to the heart. Coronary artery spasm is a brief, sudden narrowing of one of these arteries. The spasm often occurs in coronary arteries that have not become hardened due to plaque buildup.
Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS is a syndrome that can cause any combination of pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, sensation of coldness or, sometimes, a more general feeling of discomfort in portions of the upper body. The area above and behind the clavicle collarbone from the neck to the shoulder forms an "outlet" through which blood vessels and nerves pass before they enter the arms to supply them with circulation blood and oxygen and sensation pain and feeling. The underlying cause of the compression itself can vary. It may be the result of an extra rib known as a cervical ribhypertrophic enlarged muscle or scar tissue, or abnormality of muscles in the neck.