My back just went into spasm!
Most commonly muscles do not just go into spasm for no reason. This is usually the way the body responds to nerve irritation.
When the body senses that a nerve is being irritated the muscles tighten to stop movement in the area so as to prevent further irritation of the nerve. In order to with help this, we firstly relax the muscles and then realigning the joints to reduce nerve irritation and inflammation so the spasm doesn’t return.
In our experience muscle spasm usually indicates a nerve or disc problem. We carry out a thorough examination on your nerves, muscles and joints to get to the underlying problem.
Emotional factors often accompany muscle spasm. For example, most patients we see are fearful of not being able to continue with life and work as they wish. Often prior to the problem they have worked too hard or had other life stresses and the body has responded with the ‘shut down’ approach. We work with you to ensure your work-life balance is healthy enough to enable you to do all the things you want to do.