Back Spasm Pain? Learn How Chiropractic Treatment Helps
Recurring back spasms are more than just an annoyance – they can be incredibly painful and affect your ability to live a full, active life. While a low intensity back spams may seem manageable at first, without effective treatment these spasms can intensify. Back spasms typically feel like a sudden intense twitch or tick, followed by a sharp, unpleasant sensation in the back. You may also experience unexpected back muscle fatigue.
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Alleviate Pain from Back Spasms
If you are suffering from back spasms, you may be wondering if chiropractic care can make a difference for this pain. The good news: it definitely can! Below, our chiropractor shares three things you need to know about back spasms and chiropractic treatment.
#1: Back spasms are caused by muscle inflammation due to over-stretching or tears.
These spasms are involuntary contractions that cause your muscles to shorten, which then causes you to experience muscle tightness and cramping. While muscle spasms can occur all over the body, they are very common in the back as the result of an injury or trauma to the muscle. For example, you may experience painful back spasms if your injury your back after improperly lifting or carrying a heavy object.
#2: Chiropractic care can help reduce back spasm pain.
Joint manipulation and soft tissue manipulation are two common and effective chiropractic treatment techniques. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine bring a normal range of mobility back to the joints. These adjustments reduce pain and decrease muscle spasms. Soft tissue manipulation is also beneficial. Therapeutic stretching and massage therapy helps to reduce fluid build up and scar tissue, providing relief from back spasm pain.
#3: At-home corrective care is tailored to your needs.
Our chiropractor will demonstrate corrective care exercises and stretches that you can do from the comfort of your home. These exercises will help increase circulation to the muscles in your back, reducing inflammation. At-home exercises and stretching will also help to reduce the risk for future injuries.
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