Muscles spasms and trigger points are very common and are often caused by:
- Electrolyte abnormalities
- Poor posture
The spasm/trigger point can occur abruptly or over a period of time.
Mild muscle spasms can be treated with gentle stretching.
Severe muscles spasms & trigger points however, are painful and do not resolve easily. In these cases, we use the below combination of treatments to relieve severe muscles spasms & trigger points.
1: Warm the area (either heat or gentle massage)
2: Chiropractic adjustment to associated area
3: Dry needling to the specific muscle(s) & associated area
4: Cold pack to the treatment site
This 4 step combination has proven to have the greatest results in our office for relieving severe muscles spasms.
Kathryn Haynes, D.C.
Total Health Chiropractic & Effective Medical Center