Do you suffer from muscle spasms? It’s hard to understand how debilitating chronic muscle spasms can be until you experience them
Most people experience the discomfort of a muscle spasm at some point in their lives, however, some people suffer from chronic, persistent muscle spasms that make them feel completely unable to carry out any day-to-day actions, severely affecting their work life and sleep.
A spasm is a sudden, involuntary muscle contraction, which quickly and abruptly tightens the muscle. It can affect one or several muscles, and can occur in isolation or in sequence.
A distinction is made between tonic spasms (intense and prolonged) and clonic spasms (intermittent, short and rapid). There are also tonic-clonic spasms, which combine the characteristics of both types of spasms.
Curing muscle spasms
Let’s sound the alarm.
Frequent muscle spasms are far from normal and could be a serious hidden injury that has not yet been diagnosed.
To get rid of annoying muscle spasms, a two-stage journey is necessary.
In the first stage, it is important to know what is causing the muscle spasms so that you can attack the ailment at its origin. In the second stage, the musculoskeletal system comes into play to help prevent spasms.
Muscle twitching can be caused by a number of conditions. It can be experienced by both men and women of any age. It can also happen to athletes, active or sedentary people.
The most common causes are:
trauma, incorrect posture, sitting or sleeping due to vertebral subluxations; herniated discs, cervicalgia, torticollis, scoliosis, disc disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, even excessive or incorrect exercise, high intensity exercise or sitting for long periods of time.
These are just some of the causes that can lead to muscle spasms.
Treatment for muscle spasms
Through chiropractic it is possible to address and treat the underlying causes of spasms.
The chiropractor can help you identify some potential causes based on your medical history, lifestyle and musculoskeletal structure.
Through the chiropractic adjustment it is possible to eliminate all those subluxations that consequently create or aggravate muscle spasms.
After the adjustment, the patient immediately regains some mobility and experiences a significant decrease in spasm and pain.