Lumbar Muscle Spasms
About Lumbar Muscle Spasms
A muscle spasm is usually a sprain or a muscle strain. It is an involuntary contraction of one or more muscles, tightening or cramping of the muscle fibers. Sometimes, it may feel like a “knot.” Muscle-related problems are among the most common reasons for neck pain and or back pain. It can be short term or for the long-time period. Muscle spasms can be brought on by injury or swelling. Muscle spasms may also occur due to injury to the core structures, the vertebrae, or discs.
This happens because the muscles in the back never rest, even when you are lying down, sitting, or sleeping. Since the muscles in the back are always at work, it is difficult to give them the chance to heal and rest when they are injured.
Unusual exercise activities can cause muscle spasms to occur. Dehydration is also a common cause of muscle spasm and cramping. Other examples of Lumbar muscle spasm causes are facet joint osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and pain from a herniated disc, etc.
Some of the symptoms of lumbar muscle spasm are the following.
- Low back pain, pinched nerve or tenderness
- swelling or strain in the lower back
- Pain and inflammation
- A “tearing” or “popping” feeling in the lower back
- Burning or redness of the skin over the injured area
- Decreased ability to move, including the inability to perform bending and lifting motions.
If you suspect you have a lumbar strain or muscle spasms, you need a NeuroSpine surgeon in NJ. The initial treatment should consist of avoiding the movements and activities that produce any pain.
The treatment depends upon the physical examination and Lumbar Muscle Spasm stages. Treatments that our spine specialists may recommend and perform in addition to physical therapy may include:
- Rest, ice and immobilization
- Bracing the affected area
- Pain medication
- NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
- Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy
- Spinal Fusion or Laser Surgery
- Trigger Point Injections
- Muscle Relaxants
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