Muscle spasms, especially chronic spasms, detract from the quality of life of many individuals. They are painful and, if truly chronic, interrupt the daily life of patients in a negative way.
Muscle spasms have several different causes. Chiropractors have many ways to begin to start the healing process and help you to find relief.
Muscle Spasms Causes
There are many factors, which contribute to the development of muscle spasms or cramps. They include inappropriate stretching, vitamin deficiencies, aggravated nerves, dehydration, poor stretching techniques and fatigue, among others.
Muscle Cramp Symptoms
A muscle spasm is difficult to miss. The muscle will suddenly contract causing extreme pain in the area of the spasm, overwhelming discomfort and the ability to visibly see how your muscle has tightened unwillingly. An individual experiencing a muscle spasm has no ability to release the painful condition.
Theoretically, a muscle spasm can happen to any muscle, but muscle spasms happen most frequently with the thigh muscle, the calf, the foot or the back.
As a general rule, muscle spasms subside in a short amount of time and release on their own. When the muscle cramps chronically or the spasms last for a long time, it is time to discuss your spasm complications with a chiropractor.
How A Chiropractor can Help
Routine spinal adjustments (and other chiropractic techniques) offer relief and a way in which to prevent future muscle spasms. The treatments are typically hands-on techniques that are used to re-align the body. This ultimately removes pressure from the nerves that cause the discomfort and the spasm. These adjustments modify the number and severity of the nerve signals your brain receives.
Chiropractors often suggest the use of the massage therapy in conjunction with their chiropractic care. Massage therapy reduces inflammations and relaxes the muscles prone to spasm. It also is great for one's overall spirit.
It is unusual to witness someone experiencing a significant amount of spasms without needing to be analyzed by a professional chiropractor. Remember, it is not normal to experience muscle spasms frequently.