Posted by: Nins | 2009-07-23


I get spasms in my shoulders and neck. It feels like tension spasms, but I am under no stress. If I tell my doctor she says it is depression. I' m not depressed. I use Baclofen and Pur-Bloka to get through the day but it is getting worse and I have to take more and more pills. Are there other medication or therapy that can help? Is this how muscle dystrophy starts?

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Hi Nins
Why are you worried about muscle dystrophy -is there anyone in your family with this condition? ( it is an inherited disease)
Spasms in the neck and shoulders can be caused by your work ( especially if you work on a computer) your posture or the way that you sit ( too low chair with high table) Physiotherapy is probably your long term answer.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Ann (RSA) | 2014-06-19

I get spasms when I sit at a computer but it all started when got engaged and my brother got schizophrenia, breathing is painful it comes and gos

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