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A 33-year-old male asked:

what causes trapezius muscle spasms to keep coming back?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ruterbusch
Sports Medicine 31 years experience
Muscle weakness : I have found that a muscle strengthening and stretching program have worked tremendously in preventing the return of trapezius muscle pain.

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How can you treat muscle spasms in back?

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NSAIDs and exercise: 85% of us will have an episode of back pain at some point in our lives. The treatment is generally non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, light exercise. Physical therapy and muscle relaxers can also be helpful. The pain generally improves over a few weeks.
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What do middle back muscle spasms feel lie?

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Pain and tightness: The back muscles get tight and it is tough to move secondary to pain. If you stretch and put some warmth on this area of the back, it will help. Massage also helps. It can be associated with exertion, emotional stress or just being out of shape.
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What to do if I have black dots on back and muscle spasms?

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See physician: These may not be related. See your physician for an accurate diagnosis.
Grantsville, UT
A 33-year-old female asked:

Will back muscle spasms get better on there own or should I seek treatment?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Usually resolves: Back pain and spasms almost always resolve on your own, so it's perfectly reasonable to give it time and try ice/heat, stretches, massage, and NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve). Do see a physician if it's been over 2 - 3 weeks, or if the pain is intractable.

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