Back Spasm Treatment
Back Spasm and you’re looking for relief? Well, our backs spasm for many different reasons but there are a few simple back spasm treatments that a doctor might recommend to help ease your pain.
Moist Heat is generally a great back spasm treatment, but should be avoided in some cases. Be sure that if you use heat you don’t leave it on for more than 30 minutes. If you just recently had an accident or injury then you will likely want to use ice instead of heat. Never use heat on a tumor.
Soft tissue mobilization is like a deep tissue massage delivered with a stainless steel instrument. Ideally it is best for breaking up scar tissue but it is also effective for chronically overworked muscles. Not every chiropractor performs this, be sure to call around.
There are many different types of muscle stimulation that could help ease a back spasm. TENS and interferential current are the most commonly used and are available for sale from many offices and drug stores. A portable unit will not be as powerful, but will help block the pain.
Other types of muscle stimulation include russian stimulation, high volt, and more. These different types can be used to build muscle, move edema, relieve back spasms, and decrease pain, but should only be applied by a professional as a treatment for back spasm.
This is very useful for muscles that are near to spine. For example, neck muscle spasm, pain between the shoulder blades, and lower back problems
There are many different ways to use stretching as a back spasm treatment. Stretching may relieve the pain and ease the back spasm in some cases.
[warning]Never stretch or exercise when you have pain without consulting a doctor of chiropractic or other healthcare provider.[/warning]
Knee to Chest Stretch: Lying on your back, bring your knees to your chest one at a time and hold for 4-5 seconds, repeat 4-5 times. You may also do both knees at one time.
Gluteus Medius and Lower Back Stretch: Lying on your back, bring your leg up and across your body. You should feel a stretch in your back on the same side. Hold the stretch for4-5 seconds, repeat 4-5 times. Repeat on the other side.
Stretching with an exercise ball: Rolling or stretching on a ball. For example, lying stomach down on an exercise ball may ease your pain.
Massage is similar to stretching and some types of physiotherapy. It is an effective back spasm treatment because it works out toxins from the muscle which allows nutrients and fresh blood to flow into the area and begin healing.
Prescription drugs may be a back spasm treatment. Muscle Relaxers and prescription pain medications will likely be a medical doctors choice of treatment. They are quite effective at relaxing the muscle, but if the pain is not coming from your muscle you may be doing irreversible damage to your joints.
It is well established that when you take prescription or over the counter pain killers for joint related problems, you will speed up the degenerative process. This is particularly true for weight-bearing joints such as the spine and knee.
Conclusion – Prevention of Back Spasm
Keeping good posture and following the advice of a knowledgeable holistic healthcare provider is the best back spasm treatment. A chiropractor will be able to tell you the types of activities that are leading to your back spasms. They will also be able to help you change those activities to prevent back spasm.