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Are You Having Back Spasms? Chiropractic Can Help!

By Donna Stark

Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point or another in their lives, and a huge amount of the back pain they have to deal with comes from back spasms. Back spasms occur when the muscles in your back tighten up, or contract. They can happen infrequently and may only cause some mild discomfort or they can turn into an extremely painful, chronic condition that makes it very difficult for a person to move. And while most people feel the spasm in their backs only, some may find that the pain radiates to other areas of the body. In other words, back spasms can make your life pretty miserable so it is good to know how to address them when they occur.

Are You Having a Spasm?

Just like most things involving health issues, it can often be difficult to know exactly what is causing your symptoms. Here are some red flags to look for when determining if you are suffering from a muscle spasm in your lower back or not.

  • Muscle tension and tightness
  • Irregular cramping
  • Intense pain that comes on suddenly
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty moving after bending over
  • Tightness after standing, sitting, or driving for extended periods

What Causes a Spasm?

I bet by now you are wondering how back spasms occur in the first place, aren't you? Well, there can be many different causes, but you can check out a few of the main reasons below.

  • Repetitive motion and overuse
  • Poor posture  
  • A sedentary lifestyle and limited exercise
  • Nerve damage from injury or certain medical conditions
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Medical conditions such as scoliosis, fibromyalgia, and arthritis

How Can You Treat Spasms?

Treatments may vary depending on the underlying cause of spasms, so it is important to seek help as soon as you can. Fortunately, you can find the perfect approach at The Joint Chiropractic. Chiropractic adjustments help to align and relax your body. The added pressure is taken off of your nerves and the excess tension is released from your muscles. It's one of the best solutions for those who are looking for a safe, effective, and completely all-natural approach that will reduce their pain and decrease the risk of future spasms.

So, if you are experiencing signs of lower back spasms and would like to get some more information on a course of treatment, come on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today! They are eager to help get you back on the path to pain-free days!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.

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