Spasming Information and Chiropractic Care

A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle that can cause a great deal of pain. When the facet joints of the spine become injured or inflamed, the muscles supporting the spine can spasm causing low back pain and limitation in motion.

A muscle spasm is typically treated conservatively with relaxants and exercise therapy. Muscle relaxants inhibit painful contractions by sedating the muscle, while exercise stretches the muscles so they are less likely to strain, tear or spasm. Applying heat therapy using a heat pad may also help relax muscle spasms.

Muscle spasms – which feel like a tightness in the muscles area and may be accompanied by pain – often occur soon after an injury. If you have suffered from a workplace injury or auto accident injury, we can help.

Whether you were injured in an auto accident, from work-related activity, or have back, neck or joint pain from another cause, we will help you find the most effective treatment for healing and lasting relief. Call us at (619) 294-9205 for a Free Chiropractic Consultation appointment.