Back Spasm – Frisco, TX
OrthoTexas, Frisco is a leading group of spine surgeons providing comprehensive healthcare services to the patients. They specialize in treating various acute and chronic orthopedic conditions such as back spasm, Herniated Disc, fracture etc.

Back Spasm

Back spasm is a commonly occurring condition, characterized by sudden tightening or contraction of the muscles in the spinal region, resulting in pain and stiffness. It may affect any person irrespective of his gender and is generally an indicator of an underlying problem. The muscles tend to involuntarily tighten as a means to protect themselves as well as the spine from some stress causing factor. Back spasms are generally acute and may resolve within a few days but in some cases it may become a regular occurrence.

Causes Of Back Spasm

  • Overuse or stress in the spinal column
  • Medical conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Herniated Disc, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolysis, etc.
  • Sports injuries of the back
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Nerve irritation in any part of the spine
  • Lack of essential minerals such as calcium and potassium in the body
  • Lack of proper hydration
  • Infection in any part of the spine

Symptoms Of Back Spasm

  • Sudden pain which can be mild or severe
  • Pain may radiate to the neck, arms, buttocks and thighs
  • Stiffness
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Numbness and tingling sensation in the back and thighs
  • Pain at the back of the head, in some cases
  • Lack of stability or balance
  • Loss of control over bladder movement, in severe cases

Diagnosis Of Back Spasm

  • Clinical analysis of the spine and limbs
  • Evaluation of the medical history, loss of motion or persistent symptoms
  • X-ray imaging
  • MRI and CT scans may be required

Treatment For Back Spasm

  • Muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatory medicines may be prescribed to relieve pain
  • Application of ice or heat packs helps may provide relief from pain and inflammation
  • Resting in a slightly inclined position with the legs elevated at chest level
  • The doctor may strongly advise to avoid any strenuous activities that may aggravate the discomfort
  • Physical therapy may be recommended after once the pain subsides to strengthen the supporting muscles and rebuild flexibility
  • Weight loss may be suggested
  • Removable back brace may provide support and heal recovery
  • Surgical intervention may be required if condition is caused due to some underlying anatomical disorder, degeneration of the spine, spinal fractures or damage to the discs.

For comprehensive treatment of back spasm and other orthopedic conditions, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To schedule an appointment with our spine specialists, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.