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Why do people usually get muscle spasms in neck and back pain?

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Dr. Michael Rimlawi answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Muscle spasms are a way the body lets you know that your muscles are either deconditioned or overused. If you have spine issues, muscle spasms can develop from the muscles being fatigued from having to help support a diseased spine. I.E: someone who suppers from degenerative disc disease, facet arthropathy or spondylolithesis, can complain of muscle spasms. Always important to tell your doctor.

Answered Aug 13, 2016

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Dr. Michael Bolesta answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

It can come from overuse and strains. Degeneration (aging) can lead to such problems. Sometimes infections and tumors can do so. Sometimes they just happen. Occasionally they come from stress: our struggles and problems come out in physical ways.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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