Back Spasms

Back Spasms

They hit quick, and don’t seem like they will ever let go, don’t they?

They can be big,  like the whole lower side of your back is in the jaws of a powerful animal, or they can be small, like a crab has gotten a grip next to your spine, and you just can not seem to get to it.

The first thing to do about one is to apply ice. This will limit the blood flow to the affected area, and make the nerves less active, reducing the pain. When there is less pain, the muscle can also start to relax a bit.

In fact, applying ice is best for the first 2-3 days, unless you are one of the few people that really can’t take the cold, and prefer heat, but try the ice first.

You will need to rest the area, but try to get moving as soon as you comfortably can. As you gain mobility, move as much as you can without tightening back up again.

Another really good thing to do is to elevate your legs and take some of the pressure off of your back.

I recommend that you lie on the floor with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle and the lower legs resting on the seat of a chair.

If this doesn’t work for you yet, you can elevate your legs on pillows or place your feet on a foot stool while you are sitting, elevating your knees above your pelvis.

Poor pelvic alignment can make you more susceptible to back spasms.

You can read a little more about this by clicking here: Back Spasms, there’s a report from Cedar-Sinai hospital in my blog.
Perhaps the most important thing is to figure out why you got back spasms to begin with?
In most cases, the sudden onset of the spasms is the last thing to occur in a series of events that set you up for this problem.
My clinical experience tells me that the culprit that begins the problem is pelvic torsion.
You know, the back pain that comes and goes, and you just do things a little differently to avoid pain.
You sit a little this way, you stand a little that way, you walk in a way that doesn’t hurt.
Sure, you feel better for a while, but the problem is that all of these little changes add up, and eventually, as the back pain comes and goes, your entire posture is different.
Until one day, you put a little (or a lot) more stress on the area, and there is nowhere you can go, no change left to make that can get you away from the pain.
And you go into spasm.
So, if you have those nasty back spasms, the first thing to do is the 3 things mentioned above.
The next thing to do is to evaluate the degree of pelvic torsion you have, and take steps to get rid of it -and fix it!
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