What’s Causing Your Back Spasms?

According to the American Chiropractic Association, a staggering 80% of Americans will experience back pain at any given time in their life. A back spasm might be something that you and your loved ones are thoroughly familiar with. This involuntary contraction and tensing of the muscles can range from mild discomfort to aggressive pain.

Why do these back spasms happen? The first step in finding the treatment that best fits your needs is identifying the root of the problem. To help you, Total Pain Care wants to show you the most common causes of back spasms.

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Keeping a Lookout

In most cases, back spasms can be treated without surgery. However, if the pain is accompanied with nerve troubles, a surgical procedure may be advised. Remember, before any treatments are started, it’s important to determine the cause of the problem.

Back spasms generally occur as a result of injury to the tendons, muscles and ligaments in the back. Keep in mind that these aches can also appear due to a more serious medical condition. The following are some of the most common causes:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Activities that put too much strain on the back’s muscles and tendons
  • Sudden and repeated movements during sports or other physical activities
  • Weak abdominal muscles that make the back muscles do most of the work
  • Pressure on the spinal cord due to arthritis
  • Pressure on the spinal nerves as a result of a ruptured or bulging disk

Pain-Management Services You Can Count On

Sometimes, no matter how many home remedies you try, your pain can be too aggressive to handle. Whether your back spasms started due to arthritis or after a football game, know that Total Pain Care is here to help.

Let our pain-management specialists evaluate your injury or condition to design a tailor-made treatment to help rid your pain. Contact any one of our locations in New Jersey for more information today.

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