A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of muscles in the body.
When muscle spasms occur, they can be quick and painful.
They can also be a prolonged, chronic and progressive issue.
There are a variety of reasons but spasms typically occur if the muscle has been overused, tired, injured or strained.
Muscle spasms can occur in any part of the body.
The symptoms of a muscle spasm depend on the muscle being affected.
There are three types of muscle spasm:
- Skeletal Muscle Spasm which affects external body parts like the face, arms or legs.
- Heart muscles, which are the muscles that pump blood.
- Smooth muscles that are hollow structures inside of the body.
Typically, people seek out HALO Clinic and our multi-disciplinary team, including Chiropractors, and Massage Therapists for skeletal muscle spasms.
If muscle spasms are left ongoing and untreated, there can be muscle damage and breakdown occurring.
Prevention is typically most important in muscle spasms such as staying hydrated, active and stretching.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of muscle spasms. Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy. We also utilize Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics, Acupuncture and Nutritional counselling to get you on the road to a pain free life.
If you are suffering from muscle spasms and would like to help with pain management, then contact us.
Life Should Not Hurt!