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What is the best cure for severe lowere back spasms aside from muscle relaxers and pain pills?

What is the best cure for severe lowere back spasms aside from muscle relaxers and pain pills?

Cure Difficult: Some attention to finding out the cause of your spasm is necessary. Cures are difficult of most causes of muscle spasm but with attention to local conditions like trigger points, the use of therapeutic exercise such demonstrated by a physical therapist can be valuable. Also, don't overlook, activity like yoga or pilates which over time can help tremendously. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have a back spasm and shoulder muscle pain around rotatur cuff. What can I do beside hot compresses?

I have a back spasm and shoulder muscle pain around rotatur cuff. What can I do  beside hot compresses?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming. Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming.  Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

Ok to try: Gentle massage along with mild anti inflammatory is fine in short term. Can also try alternate heat and icing. If doesn't improve over 5-7 days you get formal exam. ...Read more

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What do middle back muscle spasms feel lie?

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. ...Read more

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I have back muscle spasms mostly at night on the left side of my upper back. Why?

I have back muscle spasms mostly at night on the left side of my upper back. Why?

If this is mostly: On one side it is probably related to the position you are sleeping in or activity during the day that is leading to issues when your body starts to relax as part of the sleep process. ...Read more

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WHat can I do if my upper back muscle spasms woke me up last night?

WHat can I do if my upper back muscle spasms woke me up last night?

Stretches: You can try stretching, as well as ice/heat, and anti-inflammatory meds, and topical treatments such as aspercreme, capsaicin cream. See a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have been having painful mid back muscle spasms.I think?It just came on out of the blue two days ago.I'm not really active so what is this?

I have been having painful mid back muscle spasms.I think?It just came on out of the blue two days ago.I'm not really active so what is this?

Non specific symptom: Just to illustate the range of causes abnormal posture can be a cause--scolisis, back sprain, internal organs like kidney and pancreas can cause lbp and cause you to spasm your muscle as a protective reflex - simple radiculitis from diabetes, shingles -then of course problems with disc--if persist need exam by doc. ...Read more

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How do I prevent frequent lower back muscle spasms?

How do I prevent frequent lower back muscle spasms?

Stretch and Exercise: You should stretch daily and exercise your back muscles regularly to keep your body functioning optimally. This works for the great majority of people with back pain. Anti-inflammatories are helpful too so consider taking fish oil supplements over the counter in that they have anti-inflammatory action. As always, see your doctor before taking any supplement, etc. ...Read more

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