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How're spasms diagnosed?

Abnormal contractions are diagnosed through a careful medical history, physical and neurological examination, and electromyography of the affected muscles. Electromyography records electrical activity in the muscle during rest and movement.

More information on muscle spasms

What're muscle spasms? - Muscle spasms and cramps are spontaneous, often painful muscle contractions, including types of abnormal muscle activity other than sudden painful contraction.
What causes muscle spasms? - Spasms can be caused by certain mechanisms within the brain. Possible causes include stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy.
What're symptoms of muscle spasms? - The pain of a muscle cramp is intense, localized, and often debilitating coming on quickly. Contractures develop more slowly.
How're spasms diagnosed? - Abnormal contractions are diagnosed through a careful medical history, physical and neurological examination, and electromyography.
What's the treatment for spasms? - Most cases of simple cramps require no treatment. Cramps may be treated or prevented with Gingko.
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