A back muscle spasm can literally take your breath away. Millions experience the agonizing pain of muscle spasms following an activity such as running or bicycling for extended periods. In normal muscle activity, the muscle will alternately relax and constrict with limb movement. During a muscle spasm, the muscle constricts or tightens and is unable to release, resulting in intense pain.
Muscle spasms in the back are often more difficult to control than spasms in the extremities. For most people, it is harder to stretch out the back muscles than the leg muscles. Back muscle spasms can occur as a result of improper posture, vitamin deficiencies, overuse, and many other causes. If back muscle spasms are recurring or the pain is ongoing, it’s important to see your healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis.
Quite often, back muscle inflammation and muscle spasms are interrelated. The process begins when the muscle becomes inflamed because of a pull or injury. The inflammation decreases the blood flow to the muscle, which can cause the muscle to cramp or spasm. If allowed to continue, the muscle can become irritated to the point of affecting the nerve connection at the spine.
It’s important to get back muscle spasms under control not only for comfort, but to prevent further damage to the back structure.
Back Muscle Treatments
If you have a muscle pull or strain in your back, resting it is recommended.Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the injury and begincold compression treatments as soon as possible.
There are healing tools that can help treat your back muscle strain and speed up the healing process so you can reduce your pain and get back to daily life. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®) will promote blood flow to heal your injury faster and more completely than any other methods available.