Back spasms be gone
The sudden and truly spasmodic tightening of a muscle in the back and you know you’ve done it- the dreaded back spasm. Often brought on by excessive strain or repetitive trauma that wears the back down over time, back spasms are noone’s friend. When a spinal condition or injury creates compression on the nerve roots exiting the spinal column, the pain itself can be excruciating; because that same nerve controls muscle contraction, spasms are a natural symptom as well. The pain is a preventative measure by your body- telling you to stop moving to prevent more pain.
Conditions that contribute to back spasms
- Disc herniation
- Muscle and ligament damage
- Degenerative disc disease
- Ruptured disc
Treating back spasms in Clifton
First, we have to figure out what is causing them. During your consultation, we talk with you to get an accurate picture of your medical history to supplement your physical examination. This give us the best chance of determining why you may be suffering from muscle spasms and what path to take going forward. Nerve compression is often alleviated through chiropractic adjustment, which also allows for healing of conditions such as a herniated disc. With a properly aligned spine, you can move more and move easier, allowing for any injury to heal quicker. Once the injury is rehabilitated, we can focus on strengthening the muscles that matter for keeping you injury-free. Give our office in Clifton a call to schedule an appointment today.