3 Reasons to Seek a Chiropractor for Muscle Spasms
When it comes to muscle spasms, a swift appropriate treatment is critical to getting relief and avoiding permanent damage. The key is promoting optimal blood flow so your body can mitigate inflammation, flush out cellular debris, and bring in healing nutrients.
This kind of healing is something you generally don’t find in a bottle; you find it through the expert care of a chiropractor. Research shows chiropractors help alleviate muscle spasms in three ways.
1. Adjustments Ease the Tightness Causing Muscle Spasms
Chronically tight muscles can lead to spasms. Regular chiropractic care by nature help keep you loose, which means less pressure on your nerves and soft tissue. If your body is particularly tight, Active Health may turn you over to our massage therapy team (in-house).
It’s critical to swiftly treat inflammation brought on by pinched nerves to avoid permanent damage. Otherwise, regularly scheduled care is often sufficient to bring relief and quell inflammation.
2. Chiropractors Can Suggest A Nutrition Regimen for Muscle Spasms
Sometimes the solution to eliminating muscle spasms is as simple as learning some proper stretching techniques, drinking more water, or correcting a nutrient deficiency.
Muscles and corresponding nerves need a wide array of nutrients to both move and relax. The most common spasm-inducing deficiency is magnesium. Potassium is another common one.
Water is critical to carrying electrolytes (magnesium, sodium, potassium, etc) to your muscles. So even if you ingest more electrolytes, you need adequate water intake for them to get to your muscles.
3. Adjustments Can Help Your Body Stop Spasming
In one study 5 men and 18 women, aged 11 to 76 with chronic fatigue syndrome, trigger point pain and fibromyalgia, who had been suffering from 2 to 35 years began chiropractic care.
After a series of spinal adjustments, every patient was able to resume normal activities including full time work and maintained their improvements one year later upon a follow-up visit.
In another study, 45.9% of those with trigger points, muscle pain and fibromyalgia experienced moderate to great improvement under chiropractic care. 1 In another study, 60% of patients had at least a 50% reduction in pain symptoms with chiropractic. 2 Similar results were found with those suffering from fibromyalgia with tender trigger points, numbness, tingling and pain.
Active Health Is Ready to Help You With Your Muscle Spasms
We at Active Health value a safe, natural approach to helping your body correct muscle spasms. Muscle relaxers force your body to behave a certain way; however, spasms are the body’s way of crying out for help.
We go in and take care of the root of your muscle spasms so your body can calm down, heal up, and get you going again.
In or around the North Palm Beach, FL area or have questions? Give Active Health a call at 561-842-2273 to schedule an appointment and/or speak with an expert.
- Amalu WC. Upper cervical management of primary fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome cases. Today’s Chiropractic. May/June 2000;76-86.