Chiropractic for Mid Back Muscle Spasms in Gig Harbor

Chiropractic for mid back muscle spasms in Gig Harbor

Chiropractic Gig Harbor WA Mid Back Spasms

Our backs are powerhouses of strength. They provide support, strength, and structure to our bodies. Our backs help us lift things, carry things, stand up straight, and rotate our bodies. The back also plays a very crucial role in supporting the spine and helping us breathe.

The muscles are very important in helping the back perform its roles. The back muscles also form a very large portion of the back itself. So, The muscles do most of the roles of the back.
Therefore, it is no surprise when the muscles could have a few issues and lead to different and more serious back issues. Check out this article from a Gig Harbor chiropractor!

What Causes Muscle Spasms in Gig Harbor

There can be a variety of issues that the back muscles can have, one of them is muscle spasms.

Muscle spasms or muscle cramps are those pain situations wherein a muscle involuntary and forcible contracts uncontrollably and is unable to relax. This can occur to just one muscle part or several in a group. When muscle spasms occur in the mid-back region, it is called mid-back spasms.

Muscle spasms can range from mildly uncomfortable twitches to very prominent and intense pain. The spasming muscle can feel harder to touch than the other muscles and can appear visibly distorted.

There can be different causes for muscle spasms can be stress, anxiety, trapped nerves, lack of warm-ups and cool-downs, dehydration, hunger, mineral depletion, blood circulation issues, sitting for too much time, overusing muscles, sedentary lifestyle, etc.

Those most at risk for muscle spasms are:

  • Older adults
  • Athletes
  • Pregnant women
  • Overweight/ obese people

Treatments for muscle cramps can include icing/ heating the area, massaging the area, stretching the area, stopping activities that can lead to spasms, a proper, balanced diet, and drinking, etc. other treatments including steroids, muscle relaxants, OTC pain medications, as well.

Another treatment for all kinds of muscle spasms, including mid-back muscle spasms, includes Chiropractic care.

Chiro care is a kind of medical treatment wherein the chiropractor is focused on optimizing the body’s healing abilities to have the body itself heal itself.
The body is taught to not depend on anything other than itself and it gets even better at withholding future damage.

different techniques

Chiropractors can use different techniques to improve muscle spasms, such as:

  • Joint Manipulation: Wherein they manipulate the spine and other joints.
  • Soft Tissue Manipulation: can include therapeutic stretching, fluid draining, reduced scar tissues, etc.
  • Associated Therapies: Electrical stimulation, ultrasounds, etc. can be used to reduce pain and prevent further injury and injury recurrences

Chiropractic care for muscle spasms includes a lot of benefits such as:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improves muscle strength
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Improved nutrients, water, and oxygen uptake by the muscles
  • Reduce fluid
  • Decrease scar tissue
  • Relief from spasming muscles and strengthening to prevent future muscle spasms
  • Improved posture
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased relaxation
  • Optimize body immunity
  • Increasing body’s healing ability
  • Optimize body’s functioning
  • An increased pace of healing tissues and muscles

There are a plethora of benefits of chiropractic for different health conditions, not just mid-back muscle spasms, making chiro care a great health care option. Especially with its cost-effectiveness and ability to suit people of all ages and health conditions.

Therefore, if you have any health condition to treat, book an appointment with your nearest licensed chiropractor.

Happy healing!


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Fox Chiropractic
Wellness Center

3715 56th Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
P: (253) 851-5138
F: (253) 853-4972