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Chiropractic Care for Muscle Spasms

By Donna Stark

Many of us have experienced a muscle spasm in our back at some point or another and know them to be at best annoying, and at worst, terribly painful. And while most spasms aren't particularly serious and can be treated effectively, that doesn't mean you shouldn't seek out their underlying cause. By finding out what the source of the problem is, you can make the necessary changes in your life and start looking forward to spasm-free days in the future.

Lifestyle Changes to Alleviate Spasms

It's easy to reduce the risk of muscle spasm pain by making just a few simple lifestyle changes and by seeing your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. Take a look at the following suggestions on where those changes should begin.

  • Lift and play safely - Heavy lifting and sports that involve repetitive movements can place excess strain on the muscles in your back. Make sure you are using the proper technique while lifting and always practice good form while playing your favorite game. Avoid those awkward twists of your back too!
  • Strengthen muscles - Weak back and core muscles are a recipe for disaster, so be sure to keep them strong and healthy! Add some strength exercises into your daily fitness routine to improve their function.
  • Support your back - Whether you are sleeping or sitting, it is important to provide your back with adequate support. You can do this by investing in a quality mattress, using body pillows while you sleep, and placing lumbar support on your chairs.
  • Maintain a healthy weight - Carrying extra pounds on your body frame can place excessive stress on your spine and joints which can impact the function of your muscles. Try to incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity into your days and fill your diet with nutrient-dense foods.
  • Improve your posture - Hunching over your desk every day and constantly looking down at your cellphone can increase your risk of back spasms. Take the time to make your workstation ergonomically correct and try to use your phone less often. If that is too hard to do, just be aware of your head position at all times. Bring the phone up to eye level instead of leaning your head forward and down.

Chiropractic Care for Muscle Spasms

If you notice that your spasms aren't improving, or continue to occur, there may be an underlying issue with your spine. Fortunately, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help you get to the bottom of the issue. Getting regular adjustments will correct any alignment issues, eliminate joint dysfunction, and ease muscle tension. It's the easiest and safest way to bring all-natural healing to your body so come on in to get adjusted today! Your chiropractors are ready to help!

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

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