Muscle spasms can be downright painful. When you are experiencing a muscle spasm, it is usually an involuntary muscle contraction that typically causes you to feel a tightness or cramping sensation. Muscle spasms can occur all over the body. They are most common in the neck, back, arms, and legs (hamstrings, quadriceps).
There are a variety of causes that can lead to muscle spasms. They can occur from dehydration, an injury or some type of trauma to the muscle, and prolonged or excessive exercise. Muscle spasms can also be symptoms of neuromuscular diseases like multiple sclerosis.
Many patients find relief from their muscle spasms with consistent chiropractic care. There are a variety of techniques that our doctors may suggest for your situation. Any of these suggestions can help you with muscle spasms.
Some of the most common chiropractic treatments for muscle spasms include spinal adjustments, therapeutic stretching, and strength training exercises for you to do in between visits. It has even been found that the topical use of certain essential oils such as peppermint, lavender, lemongrass, basil, rosemary, ginger, etc., can provide relief from muscle tension. Diet changes will often support the healing process as well.
Relax those muscles this holiday season, you deserve it!
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