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Muscle Spasms Caused by Pinched Nerves - How Chiropractic Can Help

Written By Longview Chiropractic Center on May 15, 2019

Woman receiving care for pinched nerves in LongviewMuscle spasms can come at you out of nowhere – and they can leave you flat on your back if they’re severe enough.

What causes the muscles to spasm? Oftentimes, the culprit is a pinched nerve. Thankfully, this is something that your Longview chiropractor can help treat and prevent.

How a Longview Chiropractor Can Ease Your Muscle Spasms

Nerves of the spine can be pinched by herniated discs, bone spurs caused by arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

The pain in the nerve causes nearby muscles to spasm. You might also feel:

  • Numbness/Weakness
  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Electric shock
  • Hot/cold in your hands or legs

Your body doesn’t differentiate where the pain is coming from, so you can experience pinched nerve symptoms regardless of whether the nerve is pinched in your neck, lower back, or hand.

Our Longview chiropractor can perform an examination that will determine:

  • Where the pinched nerve is
  • What’s causing it
  • How to treat it

In addition to performing gentle chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor can help reduce the pain you experience from muscle spasms by:

  • Encouraging proper ergonomics in the workplace
  • Showing you how to improve your posture
  • Providing therapeutic massage treatments to relax the muscles
  • Giving you stretches to do at home to keep your body flexible

Regular Chiropractic Care Can Help You Live with Less Pain

If you have a history of spasms or pinched nerves, it’s imperative that you see your chiropractor on a regular basis – even if you’re not in pain at the moment.

Don’t wait until you’re on bed rest for excruciating pain before you see your chiropractor. Take action now to prevent pinched nerves, spasms, and pain.

Do you experience neck or back pain often? We can help! Call us at (903) 234-2225 to schedule a consultation. We’ll create a treatment plan to help keep you healthy and out of pain.

Posted In: Chiropractic Pinched Nerves