Re: muscle spasms and bowel obstruction questions

From: Christine M. Smith (
Tue Jun 8 07:09:27 1999

At Mon, 7 Jun 1999, sherry wrote: >
>Hello everyone, it's nice to see how we are growing! I suffer from back
>spasms quite often. I seem to have more muscle spasms the worse my
>adhesions get. All of my back gets very tight,swells up, and the
>muscles are very hard to the touch. My range of movement is very
>limited and it's very painful.

Hi! Well, I guess the acute pain I am experiencing is not a muscle spasm because the area is soft to the touch while the pain is going on. Maybe an internal muscle that can't be felt on the surface? The colo-rectal doctor mentioned psoas muscle abscess but my pcp said he didn't think so becuase 1) a psoas muscle abscess makes you "really sick" and 2) definitely not something you have for 2 years. Forgot to ask him if that would've been picked up during a lap. I think the psoas muscle is in a retroperitoneal location so maybe not. I read somewhere that sometimes during appendicitis if the appendix points towards the back there can be back pain due to psoas muscle irritation.

Chris S.

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