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My husband was diagnosed with tonic spasms. Very painful how…

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My husband was diagnosed...

My husband was diagnosed with tonic spasms. Very painful how do we get help

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Start slowly but now almost constant... maybe really bad 7 mos. pain is worse when he lays down

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Overcome with carbon monoxide and almost died in 1993/94

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Hello. Has your husband seen a neurologist? Is he taking any muscle relaxers?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
he sees a neurologist. He is on Baclafen
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Did I get an answer?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Again, did I get an answer?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hoping this is a free trail, because I did not get an answer.
Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Have you been told what the cause of his tonic spasms is?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No
Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Hi Lucy. Has he had these spasms since his carbon monoxide injury, or did it come on much later? Does he have any other neurological symptoms? Also, has he tried anything besides baclofen?

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Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Hi again. I would suggest you have your husband see a specialist in PM&R (physical medicine and rehab). These doctors are specially trained in chronic neuromuscular disorders, including tonic spasms. They are also experts in diagnosing and treating the long term consequences of head injuries, whether they be mechanical, vascular or chemical (such as carbon monoxide). The issues that arise from such an injury can be subtle, vexing and longstanding, requiring a holistic approach to the patient and his family. These doctors are very sensitive to this, and also know how to access the appropriate therapists and community resources to improve one's quality of life.

I hope this is helpful to you. Let me know if you have any follow up questions. I would be happy to help further.

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