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    muscle spasms
    knotsure posted:
    I have muscle spasms that only occur at night after I go to sleep. Is there a cure or a medical specialist I should consult?
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Ouch - I had cramps in my legs when I was pregnant at night - it was a horrible way to wake up!

    An article from our Pain Management Center on muscle spasms, cramps, and charley horses reports that: In most cases, self-care measures are sufficient for dealing with muscle cramps, which typically go away within minutes. But if you experience them frequently or for no apparent reason, you should speak to your doctor. They could signal a medical problem that requires treatment.

    Click the link above to read about causes and treatment. I think a call to your primary care physician could determine if a specialist is needed.

    Let us know what you discover!


    p.s. One of our experts has addressed a question about the causes of muscle spasms here: What causes a muscle spasm?

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