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Question by  Josh41 (113)

What are some treatments for back spasms?

I have back spasms quite a bit and would like to know how to teat them myself.


Answer by  Lime1 (107)

Low potassium can cause spasms, so you can take a potassium supplement to make sure you're getting proper amounts in your diet. You can also do stretching exercises for your back. If you experience pain you should stop immediately. One exercise i find to be helpful is to pull your knees in and roll back on your spine


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

If you are having spasms in your back, try taking long hot baths. Hot water helps your muscles relax. Change your pillow, your sleeping position could be causing your pain.


Answer by  dancer (19)

Taking an anti-flammatory medicine, such as ibuprofren, on a regular basis can help relieve back spasm. Try keeping your back align and in a stable position most times. Good back stability is a must. But, most of all, stay away from stress. Stress is unhealthy. Find ways to relieve your stress if you have too much of it.


Answer by  Angela17 (697)

Some treatments for back spasms include: cold pack for a few minutes at a time, elevating your legs when laying down, and consult your doctor if medication is needed.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

Heat is the most soothing. You can use a heating pad or Therma-care heat patches if you are on the go (they are wonderful). I also use Stop Pain products found in Walgreens (this is a good alternative if you can't take anti-inflammatories such as Advil, etc).

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