Muscle Spasms Caused by Pinched Nerves? Try Chiropractic
Most people have experienced the pain and soreness of a muscle spasm at some point in their lives. These uncomfortable spasms can last 15 minutes or longer and can occur at any time, particularly if you’ve had them in the past.
While muscle spasms can be caused by many things, including dehydration, hormonal imbalances, mineral deficiencies and more, they can also be attributed to pinched nerves. A muscle spasm caused by pinched nerves can continue over a period of days, affecting your daily functioning.
What Causes Pinched Nerves and How Chiropractic Can Assist
Nerve compression, or pinched nerves, can occur when the nerves in your spine are compressed by herniated discs, lumbar stenosis, bone spurs, or injuries, among other reasons.
Besides causing muscles spasms, a pinched nerve can also cause paresthesia, the name for that disconcerting sensation of numbness and tingling that can run the length of an arm or leg.
Chiropractic care can greatly impact the health of your spine and reduce or relieve the pain of pinched nerves and associated spasms by realigning your spinal structures for optimal functioning.
If you’re suffering from a spasm, your chiropractor will perform a series of diagnostic tests and exams to determine the cause of the pain.
Then, depending on your individual circumstances, he will develop a personalized care plan that, at a minimum, includes the safe, and effective modality of spinal decompression.
Other techniques such as healing massage therapy, the Graston technique, and gentle home care exercises may be used alongside adjustments where appropriate for added benefits and faster healing.
Spasms in Seattle? Let Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center Help
Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage has over 28 years of experience providing the kind of skilled chiropractic care that helps patients find lasting relief from muscle spasms — and pinched nerves as quickly as possible.
Dr. Kamell will perform a detailed physical exam, including all associated diagnostic imaging, to pinpoint the cause of your muscle spasms. Then, he’ll outline a treatment plan that will help you return to your normal daily activities, minimizing pain and discomfort without the use of dangerous medications.
Call Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center now at (206) 324-8600 to make an appointment today and start feeling better fast!