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Posted on 01-05-2015
Painful and chronic muscle spasms can be alleviated with chiropractic care. Our Sarasota chiropractor can perform a physical evaluation to determine the cause of your cramps and spasms and recommend a course of treatment to reduce the frequency and severity of your cramps.
Muscle cramps can be caused by over-exercising, lack of or improper stretching, dehydration, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, malfunctioning nerves and excessive exercising in high heat. During a muscle cramp, the affected muscle involuntarily contracts and refuses to release. This can cause extreme pain and discomfort. Muscles most commonly affected include the calf, foot and thigh muscles. However, this can occur in any muscle in the body.
Most muscle spasms and cramps are brief and resolve on their own. However, if you experience frequent muscle spasms or they last a considerably long time, medical or chiropractic intervention should be sought.
Receiving regular chiropractic treatment can help ease your muscle tightness and spasms. We offer massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments and nutrition counseling. Massage therapy helps relax muscles and releases the lactic acid that builds up during strenuous activities and exercise, and it can help reduce the inflammation that accompanies cramps and spasms. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign joints and vertebrae to help relieve pressure on nerves and soft tissues, which can reduce the random brain and nerve signals that involuntarily tell the muscle to contract. For muscle cramps that are a result of chemical and electrolyte imbalances, we can recommend supplements and dietary changes to bring your body back into balance.
With chiropractic care, most individuals are able to reduce the frequency and severity of their muscle cramps so that they can participate in exercise and various recreational activities and sleep better.
What are your thoughts on receiving chiropractic treatments for your painful muscle cramps and spasms?
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