Muscle Spasm Treatment in Miami
What is a Muscle Spasm?
Muscle spasms, often mistaken for cramps, are sudden, involuntary contractions of a muscle or group of muscles. The contractions may be caused by tightness in the muscle or nerves, or by weakness or impairment of your motor control.
Unfortunately, muscle spasms are a pretty common condition. Between a quarter and a half of the population suffers from cramps, with young people more likely to experience them than older people. For many, they are a minor inconvenience – nothing more than a little annoying – but for some, going through a period of bad spasms can have a knock-on effect on their daily life.
What Does a Muscle Spasm Feel Like?
In general, muscle spasm symptoms can be classified as either acute or chronic. An acute muscle spasm or cramp typically results from a minor injury or strain, usually due to overuse. The pain and discomfort one experiences during an acute muscle spasm peaks quickly and subsides gradually. However, if ignored and left untreated, the symptoms could last for days and weeks after the onset of the acute attack.
What Causes Muscle Spasms?
There are many different causes of muscle spasms, the most common one being dehydration. Inadequate water in the body causes the related nerves to become hypersensitive, which leads to involuntary contractions (spasms).
Other Causes for Muscle Spasms include:
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Nervous system disorders
- Low potassium, calcium, or magnesium
- Chronic diseases such as kidney disease, liver disease, and heart failure
- Nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Certain medications
- Physical injuries that affect your muscle tissue
How to Stop Muscle Spasms
If you are suffering from muscle spasms, Silverman Chiropractic in Miami can help without harmful drugs. We specialize in diagnosing and providing customized chiropractic treatment for muscle spasms to help you find relief.
Our treatment therapy for muscle spasms involves manual techniques to help patients relieve tension in their muscles, tendons, and other areas. One of the most common methods used to treat spasms in the neck and back involves the use of a special collar or harness that is worn around the neck and helps to stabilize the spine. Our chiropractic therapy aims to gradually remove muscle tension to increase freedom of movement without pain or injury.
The techniques we use to treat and unravel muscle knots are highly effective. Depending on the situation and your body, some exercises and techniques can free up your muscles and eliminate muscle spasm pain.
Muscle Spasm Treatment in Miami
Muscle spasms are one of the most difficult conditions to treat on your own. Not only can they worsen if inappropriate action is taken, but many home remedies aren’t effective in the treatment of muscle spasms.
Silverman Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center™ in Miami provides a safe, effective and natural solution for treating muscle spasms. Our treatment therapy relieves the pain and improves overall health of our clients by eliminating painful spasms through customized chiropractic care. Our chiropractors manipulate nerve tissue to reset the nervous system, thus restoring balance to the body and allowing it to move properly once again. Call to schedule your FREE consultation today at 305-999-5966 or simply contact us online.