People with muscle spasms, trigger points, neuromuscular pain and difficulties, fibromyalgia, and other related ailments are seeking chiropractic care in record numbers because it works. In one study, 5 men and 18 women aged 11 to 76 years old with chronic fatigue syndrome, trigger point pain, and fibromyalgia who had been suffering for 2 to 35 years began chiropractic treatment.
Every patient was able to resume normal activities, including a full-time job, after a series of spinal adjustments, and their improvements were maintained one year later at a follow-up appointment. According to the study's authors:
"In both of these disorders, 92-100 percent improvement in symptoms was attained."
Muscle spasms are muscle rigidity that can be accompanied by discomfort and occur frequently after an injury. It's critical to recognize the necessity of prompt treatment, as delaying therapy raises the risk of painful muscle knots, which normally appear two weeks after the initial injury.
Muscle spasms occur when a muscle is overstretched or damaged, causing inflammation. It starts as a muscular strain and progresses to severe low back pain. Every year, a large number of people visit the emergency room due to a muscular strain. In fact, the majority of bouts of acute lower back pain are caused by damage to the low back muscles and/or ligaments.
A pulled muscle is another term for muscle strain. The area around the muscles in the lower back can become inflamed when they are strained or damaged. Muscle spasms can occur as a result of inflammation, resulting in significant low back pain and difficulties moving.
Muscle strains in the lower back are most common after moving a big object, lifting while twisting, or a sudden movement or fall. The discomfort is usually limited, which means it does not spread to the leg. The affected area may be tender to the touch, and the patient usually feels better when he or she is resting.
If you have muscular spasms, you know how unpleasant they can be, and how painful they may be if they are severe. Muscle spasms are uncontrollable muscle contractions that shorten your muscle. When you have a muscle spasm, you will feel tightness or cramping in your muscles. Muscle spasms can affect any part of your body, but the neck, legs (hamstrings, quadriceps), arms, and back are the most prevalent.
Muscle spasms are most likely caused by low-intensity cramping, twitching, or a tick in the muscle. Severe muscle pain, muscle tightening, and a sudden acute, unpleasant sensation in the muscle, as well as muscle weariness, are all prevalent symptoms.
For chiropractors to help, the first step is to find the source of the muscular spasms. Depending on the location, different treatment options will be available. Let’s look at some common treatments for muscle spasms in different areas of the body.
One common cause of neck spasms is poor posture. When you spend a lot of time looking down at your phone, working on a computer, or driving, the muscles in your neck can become shortened and tight. This can lead to muscle spasms.
Chiropractors can help improve your posture by gently manipulating the bones in your spine into proper alignment. This will take the pressure off of your muscles and allow them to relax. Chiropractors may also recommend exercises and stretches that can help improve your posture and prevent future neck spasms.
Leg muscle spasms are often caused by overuse, such as during running or playing sports. They can also be caused by dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, or muscle fatigue.
To treat leg muscle spasms, your chiropractor will first work to identify the underlying cause. If your spasms are due to overuse, they may recommend rest, ice, and heat therapy. They may also recommend stretches and exercises to help improve flexibility and reduce the risk of future leg spasms.
If dehydration is the cause of your leg spasms, your chiropractor will recommend drinking plenty of fluids and may also recommend electrolyte supplements.
Arm muscle spasms are often caused by repetitive motions, such as typing or playing an instrument. They can also be caused by dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, or muscle fatigue.
To treat arm muscle spasms, your chiropractor will first work to identify the underlying cause. If your spasms are due to repetitive motions, they may recommend taking breaks and stretching your arms regularly. They may also recommend exercises to help improve flexibility and reduce the risk of future arm spasms.
Here at Peak Potential Family Chiropractic - Houston Heights, we offer comprehensive chiropractic care for the whole family. If you are dealing with muscle spasms, our experienced and caring team can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.