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Muscle Spasms on the Back


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Back pain is one of the most common debilitating symptoms affecting a majority of individuals. A greater number of people though will often overlook the possible source of their pain and continue throughout their regular lifestyles, postponing medical attention when their symptoms lessen. But, what happens when one day, you bend over to pick up a small object and you can’t stand up? Back pain or spasms are usually a sign of spine complications that, if left untreated, can ultimately alter your lifestyle.

Back spams are a sudden and involuntary contraction, or tightening of a muscle in the back as a result of strain, overuse, weakness, or muscle pain relating to an injury or condition. While the most appropriate action would be to seek immediate medical attention, back spams can be temporarily relieved using ice therapy. Also, after experiencing a back spasm, make sure to keep moving. With back pain or other symptoms, an individual’s natural response is to lay down and avoid movement but, in fact, resting and immobilizing the body after a back spasm will only cause the surrounding muscles to spasm and tighten further. Then, it’s time to seek medical attention. A chiropractor can diagnose the underlying cause of your back pain and follow with an appropriate treatment procedure depending on the individual’s level of injury or grade of condition. While the back spasm that brought you to seek medical attention came on suddenly, the problem that caused your symptoms generally developed gradually over time. Receiving chiropractic treatment for any spine complications is crucial in order to avoid a back issue that could drastically affect your quality of life.

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Back spasms can cause debilitating pain and other symptoms that can impair an individual’s lifestyle. When experiencing these type of symptoms, its crucial to seek medical attention to treat any possible injury or underlying condition that could be causing the back complications. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
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