A 33-year-old male asked:
My back is in chronic spasm and it has been for years now? what would cause this?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Spine pathology: Generally spasm occurs as a reaction to underlying pain from the spine. Therefore, there may be some pathology in your spine causing the spasms, and further workup such as x-rays and MRI may help to find a diagnosis. Suprisingly, many patients have pain despite normal imaging studies, and for those patients I recommend basic health treatment (i.e. exercise, diet), and possible rheumatology eval.
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Last updated May 18, 2015
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