How Chiropractic Relieves Muscle Spasm Pain
What are Pinched Nerves and Muscle Spasms?
A muscle spasm can occur when nerve compression irritates a peripheral nerve. Peripheral nerves are millions of nerve bundles that leave the spinal cord and branch out to other parts of the body. When a peripheral nerve is pinched from spinal misalignments, the flow is blocked and the membrane loses the ability to transmit electric messages properly. Symptoms of a pinched nerve include:
- Muscle spasms
- Electric sensations
- Hot/cold sensations
Muscle Spasm Treatment
A chiropractic consultation will determine if the root cause is a pinched nerve and if so, we can develop a treatment plan for lasting relief. Depending on what’s contributing to your muscle spasms, your chiropractor may recommend spinal adjustments. Spinal adjustments are when a chiropractor applies controlled force to certain vertebrae of your spine to take the pressure off your nerves and reduce tension.
Say Goodbye to Muscle Spasm Pain in Santa Fe
It’s not normal to experience ongoing muscle spasms. If you are, you may have an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Dr. Brian Short, DC, the best chiropractor in Santa Fe, will help diagnose the cause of your spasms and build a treatment plan targeted towards your health needs.