Lower back stiffness - spasticity?

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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:51 pm

FYI this is a good but not the best source for info on magnesium and ms.

this source usually has great citations but not always the best (ie there's more to magnesium insufficiency than ms) and/or most recent or thorough info (lit review = five references only).

all the same:
Symptoms of MS that are also symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle spasms, weakness, twitching, muscle atrophy, an inability to control the bladder, nystagmus (rapid eye movements), hearing loss, and osteoporosis...

odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Postby elliberato » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:09 am

surfbird wrote:Thanks to both of you for your input! I'll ask my doc about the magnesium, that's interesting. I eat lots of spinach but not the rest, so I'll add that to my diet too.

Have either of you had spasticity or know of someone with it specifically in their lower back and not anywhere else?

Hope y'all are having a great day :D

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I get the low back stifness horribly. To the point when I walk the stifness gets so severe that i have to sit. Valium is about the only thing i have found, but you have to be careful because it makes the legs so weak!
Did i mention MS sucks?
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Re: Lower back stiffness - spasticity?

Postby anastasiatatiana » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:47 am

Dear Aloha, Medical cannabis changed my life with spasticity. I used to have chronic, painful spasticity, the MS girdle, and back pain. Baclofen turned me into a zombie, and sedated my spasticity, but did not give me ease of movement. Then I joined the growing number of people throughout the world who use medical cannabis, and it changed my life. Within minutes, or even seconds, my ease of movement was restored. The effects often last for days. I take it at night before I go to bed, because I don't like to be "high." I sleep much better too, and that helps me a lot.
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Re: Lower back stiffness - spasticity?

Postby Luvsadonut » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:03 am

I tried Charlottes web tincture which didnt help at all, what medication are you using?
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