Muscle Spasms

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

Muscle Spasms in the Back and Neck:

Do you get sharp spasms of pain in your back and neck, or do you have back or neck pain and also have muscles spasms? associated with your back pain?

Back muscle spasms often occur where there is a persistent increase in tension in muscle fibres . A spasm can occurs abruptly, will be painful and is usually short-lived.

You might ask what causes a muscle spasm?

There can be many causes for your muscle spasms, and muscle spasms vary in severity from mild cramping-like symptoms, to severe pain and tightness. In the worst cases, I have seen clients rolling around in pain.

The spasms I treat on a daily basis at my physiotherapy clinic are rapid uncontrolled contractions which happen very suddenly, and my clients tell me they sometimes occur for no apparent reason at all. I commonly call these spasms “secondary muscle spasms” as they are usually a secondary symptom of another underlying injury or condition.

In this section we take a closer look at the causes, symptoms and treatments of muscle spasms in the back…

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