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How to Get Rid of Lower Back Spasms For Good

According to the American Chiropractic Association, almost 80% of Americans are likely to have back pain. A back spasm is the uncontrolled tension or contraction of the lower back’s muscles. This condition varies from occasional with minor discomfort to chronic with severe pain. One can get rid of back spasm successfully without surgery. If the pain relates to the nerve in the spine, then some intervention must be necessary.

Chiropractors focus on treating nervous disorders and musculoskeletal system through non-surgical methods

Causes of lower back pain

Several factors can lead to one experiencing back spasms including injuries to tendons, muscles, and ligaments in the back. Some health conditions can also lead to back spasms. Moreover, lifting heavy items is also a common cause of back spasms. Activities that can put more stress on the ligaments and muscles in the lower back can bring about an injury. Sports like golf and football demand that the player turns repeatedly and suddenly hence, can lead to back spasms. An individual with weak abdominal muscles may lead to back muscles becoming vulnerable thus not supporting the back fully. When a back is stiff or weak, it becomes prone to injury.

Diagnosing back spasms

A chiropractor may take an X-ray to check for signs of bone fracture or arthritis. Your doctor may recommend a CT or MRI to have a better view of the muscles including other soft tissues. In addition to this, these kinds of scans can assist in recognizing any possible problem that is affecting the discs or what is affecting the blood supply to the problematic area.

Treating lower back spasms

Alternating heat and ice on the back can help ease the pain. Ice helps reduce inflammation while heat will help in improving the flow of blood. In addition to this, muscle relaxants and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help in relieving the symptoms as heals.  These medications do not address the underlying problem.

How to prevent back spasms through chiropractic adjustment

The good news is that chiropractic treatment, as well as advice, can treat most muscles spasm and cramps. Chiropractors uphold an exceptional focus on the manipulation of the spine as well as addressing surrounding structures.

Receiving precise adjustments can help one to avoid muscle tightness that causes spasms. Your chiropractor offers hands-on adjustments which assist in aligning the body to remove the pressure from the nerves and soft tussues. This reduces the signal that the brain receives that brings about involuntary contraction. In addition to this, the chiropractor may advise one to go for massage therapy or offer nutritional information which can help bring chronic spasms to an end.


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