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Muscle Spasms Specialist

Alexander Kulick, MD

Pain Management located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Muscle spasms can strike at any time, regardless of whether you’re asleep or awake. If you have recurring muscle spasms, contact Alexander Kulick, MD, at his office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Dr. Kulick can identify the issue causing your muscle spasms and offers treatments to reduce your discomfort. Call or make an appointment online today for expert treatment of muscle spasms.

Muscle Spasms Q & A

What are muscle spasms?

Why do your thighs have pain? Typically, it is due to muscle overuse or a trauma to your leg. At the Center for Integrated Pain Management we will diagnose the issue and devise a customized treatment plan to relieve your leg pain. Below is a list of upper leg conditions that the Center treats. 

A diagnosis will be made once Dr. Kulick reviews your family history, completes a thorough physical examination and conducts an in-office ultrasound. If necessary,  Dr. Kulick may request that you obtain an MRI, CT Scan or additional X-rays in order to precisely determine your diagnosis and treatment plan.

To learn more about the treatment and relief of upper leg conditions please contact our office at 212-867-1777.
 

The feet support the body and are susceptible to daily wear and tear and to injuries that can cause discomfort and pain affecting your daily quality of life. At the Center for Integrated Pain Management, conditions are diagnosed and treatment plans are tailored for the patient’s optimal health and pain relief. Below is a list of hip, foot and ankle conditions treated at the Center. 

A diagnosis will be made once Dr. Kulick reviews your family history, completes a thorough physical examination and conducts an in-office ultrasound. If necessary,  Dr. Kulick may request that you obtain an MRI, a CT Scan or additional X-rays in order to determine the diagnosis and treatment plan.

To learn more about the treatment and relief of foot conditions please contact our office at  212-867-1777.

Muscle spasms are involuntary contractions in your muscles. They can develop in your skeletal muscles, like the muscles in your thighs or back, or the smooth muscles that line your organs, like your intestines or bladder. 

Muscle spasms are painful but, fortunately, they usually resolve quickly. If you have recurring muscle spasms, they can severely disrupt your quality of life. 

What causes muscle spasms?

Many factors contribute to muscle spasms. For example, skeletal muscle spasms are often the result of injury or overuse. 

Athletes who don’t warm up or cool down correctly increase their risk of muscle spasms. Over time, you can develop micro-tears in your muscles that can cause swelling and weakness. 

Chronic or recurring muscle spasms could be due to underlying conditions like nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, or metabolic issues. 

In some cases, chronic muscle spasms are due to a neurological disorder or nerve damage. Conditions like herniated discs can compress your nerves, and trigger muscle spasms; multiple sclerosis affects nerve signals, which can cause painful spasms. 

When should I talk to a doctor about muscle spasms?

If you’re experiencing muscle spasms, try at-home treatments like ice, heating pads, and rest. If your pain doesn’t subside within a few days, or if you have chronic muscle spasms, call Dr. Kulick to schedule a consultation. 

How are muscle spasms treated?

Dr. Kulick begins with a comprehensive exam to assess your condition and look for the underlying cause of your muscle spasms. He might order additional diagnostic tests, including blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, or nerve conduction studies. 

Then, he creates a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs. He might recommend dietary changes — potassium deficiencies can cause muscle spasms and cramping — or physical therapy.

Dr. Kulick also offers ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections, trigger point injections, and prolotherapy to relieve muscle spasms. He might also prescribe anti-inflammatory or muscle relaxant medicine. If your muscle spasms are neurological, Dr. Kulick offers nerve blocks and hydrodissection procedures to release trapped nerves. 

Don’t let muscle spasms interfere with your quality of life. Call the office of Dr. Alexander Kulick or make an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment.