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Muscle Spasm

"A spasm is an involuntary, sustained contraction of a muscle, sometimes commonly referred to as a cramp.”

 

Mostly likely at some point in our lives, we will experience a spasm. Though not always painful, the body is revealing important information about its internal state. By allowing a spasm to persist days, or even months, undue stress is being added onto the body.

 

What might your body be telling you:

  • Painful stimuli in respinse to inflammation, trauma, or infection

  • Restricted movements due to decrease in circulation

  • Lack of vitamin D

  • Dehydration

  • Stress, anxiety, and fatigue

  • Muscle overuse

  • Underlying health conditions

 

During treatment, we can help decrease associated muscle spasm pain. By applying indirect techniques to the affected area such as as agonist contraction, muscle energy, and static pressure, we are able to reduce muscle tone and spasm. Many people are unaware that manual osteopathic practitioners are trained in soft tissue therapies. Applying massage techniques to surrounding structures will help relax the muscle tone of the contracting muscles. Treatment doesn’t just end at the clinic. By providing home care we aim to relieve any associated symptoms in which you’re having.

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