Muscle Spasms are a Leading Cause of Back Pain But NOT the Primary Cause

January 13, 2019

Back pain sometimes strikes without warning. One minute you’re bending over or lifting something heavy; the next minute you’re unable to move. Sudden onset of muscle spasm in the low back is surprisingly common. In fact, approximately eight out of 10 adults will experience it at some point during their lives.

 

Generally speaking, the cause of back pain and spasm can be attributed to overuse, an accident or a sports injury. But more often than not, the root cause of muscle spasm is a consequence of a seemingly trivial injury to a structure within the lumbar spine. One thing, however, is clear: if you’ve had one or more episodes of muscle spasm in the low back, chances are it will happen again.

 

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