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Pinched Nerves: Could They Be the Cause of Your Muscle Spasms?

Written By Health For Life Chiropractic on July 24, 2019

iStock 482141332Muscle spasms can run the gamut when it comes to duration and intensity of pain.

Some people only experience minor twitches that last a few seconds, while others experience excruciating pain that leaves them flat on their back for 15 minutes or more.

What causes these spasms? One of the most common causes is a pinched nerve. Thankfully, your chiropractor can provide you with an effective treatment for muscle spasms in Douglasville.

What Causes Pinched Nerves and Why Do They Contribute to Muscle Spasms?

A pinched nerve happens when there’s pressure on a nerve (one that is outside of the spinal cord) that causes inflammation. The inflammation then leads to pain.

Unfortunately, pain isn’t the only thing you can experience if you have a pinched nerve. If the pressure isn’t alleviated, you can end up with permanent nerve damage. When the nerve is impinged upon, blood and nutrients can’t flow freely, and the nerve fibers can die.

What causes the pressure that leads to a pinched nerve? Typically, it can be the result of:

  • Arthritis

  • Bulging or herniated discs

  • Weight gain

  • Pregnancy

  • Repetitive activities.

Why does a pinched nerve cause muscle spasms? A spasm is an involuntary response to damage. While painful and/or annoying, the spasm is actually a form of communication, as are other symptoms of a pinched nerve, including muscle weakness, tingling, or numbness.

Your Douglasville Chiropractor Can Help Relieve Your Pain

As worrisome as pinched nerves and spasms are, you can have peace of mind knowing that your Douglasville chiropractor can help.

With chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression therapy, and lifestyle changes recommended by your chiropractor, you can reduce your risk of pinched nerves.

Not only will this reduce the pain you experience from spasms, but the improved circulation experienced after proper alignment is achieved will keep your body healthy and strong.

Are painful muscle spasms hurting your day-to-day life? We can help! Contact us at 770-489-0187 to schedule an appointment. We’ll create a treatment plan that will reduce or eliminate your pain.

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