As anyone who has experienced back spasms and they will tell you how painful they can be. If you have had spasms and wondered how to treat and prevent them from coming back this information should prove helpful.
After experiencing spasms myself I started looking into what they were, how to treat them and most importantly how to stop them from coming back. Here is what I found out.
Definition: Back spasms are a sudden abnormal contraction of the muscle. When these spasms occur near a nerve it can be quite painful.
Causes: Any sudden twisting, turning or pushing that puts undue stress on a muscle can cause spasms. This is quite common among athletes. I’m sure all of us have seen a sports game when a player has to be taken out of the game due to muscle spams.
These spasms can be come quite severe and painful causing tearing and bleeding of the muscles.
Treatment: The immediate treatment is to stop the activity and apply cold packs. The cold numbs the nerves, prevent swelling and helps the inflamed area calm down. Anti inflammatory medication like Tylenol can then be applied. After wards physical therapy or chiropractic treatment can be started.
Prevention: Strengthen the back and abdominal muscles and correcting any muscle imbalance is the key to preventing further spasms.
One of the top rated programs is called the Lose The Back Pain System developed by therapists and doctors of the Healthy back Institute. This program has helped thousands by strengthening muscles and eliminating muscles imbalance.
As someone who has suffered with a bad back and who has endured months of physical therapy and an operation, I can tell you there are solutions for your discomfort. To help myself and others cope with an aching back I have created a blog. For more information on how to cure your bad back and get relief from the pain visit http://www.achingbackblues.blogspot.com on this site your find links to free info, reports and videos. I hope this helps you with your aching back.