When a muscle spasms, it is often a signal that the muscle is weak, but that isn’t always the case. Strong muscles can also spasm with in specific muscle spindles.
When a muscle is weak, it will spasm because of the messages sent from the brain to the muscle. This protective mechanism is your body saying ‘I don’t want this muscle to tear—I’m going to tense up so it doesn’t move.’
When these muscle spasms don’t release due to poor blood flow and toxins reinforcing the spasm, a tearing or pulling sensation is often followed by pain. The body no longer has its full range of motion, so movement becomes inefficient.
Untreated muscle spasms can lead to a snowball effect. For example, upper back pain is fairly common among Americans. What you may not realize is that muscle pain originating in the upper back can cause headaches. Those headaches, in turn, can lead to debilitating chronic neck pain. Eventually, your neck may be killing you but that pain is masking the true source—your upper back.
Without functional movement chiropractic care to help you discover the true source of your pain, you are likely to treat your neck (where it hurts) rather than your upper back (the source). You may gain temporary relief, but you’ll avoid lifelong healing.
Our chiropractic care is uniquely based on functional movement to help you discover the true source of your pain. By looking at your body and mind as a complete system, you’ll heal your upper back (the source of your pain), rather than your neck (where you feel the pain). Instead of temporary relief, which is all some doctors provide, I can help you feel better and enjoy lifelong healing.
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