A muscle spasm is a sudden and intense cramping in a skeletal muscle. These intense muscle contractions cause your muscles to shorten. You might also hear muscle spasm referred to as trigger points or knots. They are painful and accompanied by tightness in the surrounding muscles.
Muscle spasm usually are caused by inflammation following an injury or overuse leading to a muscle to over stretch or tear. They often occur after prolonged exercise or if you start an exercise regimen suddenly after a long period of inactivity. Muscle spasm also may be triggered by a misalignment in the spine that puts abnormal and excessive pressure on the muscles in the back. Muscle spasm, especially in the back, can feel excruciating and cause mobility issues. Some people may experience muscle spasms in their lower back and it is also common to experience muscle spasm that causes pain in the neck and difficulty in turning the head.
Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for muscle spasm. Many patients find significant relief after receiving chiropractic spinal adjustments. If you experience muscle spasm, Dr. Key offers effective care restoring the structural integrity of your spine, healing the root cause of your pain. You don’t need to put up with pain when effective treatment is available. If your pain is preventing you from going to school or work or from participating in any of your normal hobbies and activities, you should seek treatment with Dr. Key right away.
Dr. Key offers effective structural chiropractic care to ensure that your spine is in correct alignment and not placing undue pressure or stress on the muscles of your back, neck, or elsewhere in the body. When the spine is misaligned, it can pull the muscles out of alignment and the surrounding muscles to overcompensate for the abnormality. In addition to spinal adjustments, Dr. Key may use soft tissue treatments like massage to help release the muscular contraction, providing pain relief and making the body more receptive to adjustment. He also may suggest gentle exercises or stretches to keep your muscles supple and strong.
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