Muscle Spasm

Muscle Spasm

Muscle spasms in your back can be so painful that they may have you headed for the emergency room. If you experience a back muscle spasm, make sure to stop and listen to your body. Either your back is telling you not to do that activity ever again, or it’s warning you that there’s a more serious underlying issue in your spine.

If your spasm has occurred as a result of an overuse injury or muscle strain, these measures will get you through the relatively small amount of time it will take for the muscle to heal and go back to normal.

On the other hand, if your spasm is occurring in response to an underlying spine or disc dysfunction, the osteopathic treatments will help treat the pain, but the underlying cause of the problem will still need to be addressed.
Whatever the cause of your back muscle spasm, after the acute pain has resolved you will want to consider manipulation and physical movement , as usually a controlled, progressive exercise program that is tailored to fit your needs will give you the best chance of avoiding a future flareup of pain!

Whatever the cause, the pain is usually quite restricting. Treatment should be sought ASAP.