The Lowdown on Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms – we’ve all heard of them and many of us have experienced the sudden pain of them, but what are they exactly and why do they occur? Our London chiropractor provides the lowdown …

Spasms can affect many different types of muscles in the body, which can lead to a host of different symptoms.

Spasms of skeletal muscles are most common and are usually due to overuse, muscle fatigue, dehydration, and electrolyte abnormalities. This kind of spasm occurs abruptly, is very painful, and is usually short-lived.

Muscle spasms that are extremely painful or recurring should be checked out by a medical professional.

Smooth muscles that are within the walls of hollow organs (like the colon) can go into spasm, causing significant pain. The pain from these spasms often comes and goes and is typically associated with gallbladder problems and passing a kidney stone.

If you are suffering muscle spasms on a regular basis then you should seek advice from your GP.


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The Team at MotionBack Chiropractic

The Leading Central London Chiropractors
Serving Holborn, High Holborn, Chancery Lane, Covent Garden and Kings Cross

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