Are you suffering with Muscle Spasms?

Posted on Jul 14, 2017


It’s a beautiful Minnesota day outside. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and you’re taking a nice stroll in the park. Suddenly, without warning, you feel a pain in your calf muscle. You’ve got an intense muscle spasm and it ruins your whole walk!

They’re unpredictable, painful, and quite often debilitating. Muscle spasm contractions are the worst, aren’t they?

Where do most people experience muscle spasms? Generally, they appear in the calves, feet, hands and/or back. Some of the reasons they may occur include dehydration, spinal misalignments, and/or as the side effects of taking certain drugs. Even something simple like forgetting to stretch before using certain muscles can trigger an attack.

Spasms are the result of involuntary muscle contractions. Mostly they’re benign in nature, but once in awhile they may indicate the presence of something more serious.

Chiropractic care is an effective, all-natural way to provide relief to people who suffer with muscle pain and problems. Dr. Gerard and his staff at Lakewoods Chiropractic in Forest Lake regularly help patients with muscle spasms so they can feel better.

Have you heard of vertebral subluxation? It’s a fancy term used to describe when spinal movement is restricted because the spine is misaligned. It’s not in its proper place where it should be, and therefore you have pain. Dr. Gerard’s job is to correct vertebral subluxations using safe and gentle maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments.

Besides problems with the vertebrae, people may experience joint subluxations. When misalignments occur in the body, people get things like headaches, backaches, and/or carpal tunnel syndrome, to give you a few examples. Interestingly, research shows that these conditions often go hand-in-hand with muscle spasms.

To explain it in simple terms, if and when bones get out of place, then the muscles attached to them do as well. This disruption triggers muscle spasms. Some of the reasons bones might get out of place may include poor posture, overusing certain muscles (exercising too hard), and/or getting into a car accident where your body is jolted quickly in a manner to which it’s unaccustomed. People with sore muscles don’t feel as able to move like they normally would, thereby increasing the risk of subluxations in the body.

Chiropractic adjustments have a unique way of changing the electrical signals in muscles. They encourage muscle activity in order to reduce the likelihood of spasms.

If you’ve been suffering with muscle spasms all too often, consider making an appointment at Lakewoods Chiropractic for some much needed relief; please call 651-464-0800 to do so today.

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SALLY DETLEFSEN
September 26, 2022.
I am amazed at how much better I feel since coming to Lakewoods. The doctors and staff are amazing.
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September 21, 2022.
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Definitely recommend Lakewoods. When I went in I was in very rough shape. After a few weeks of adjustments I'm feeling better then ever. Great staff and very knowledgeable. They take the time to really make you understand the process.
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August 25, 2022.
Jason and his staff are the best. Since my 1st visit, they always informed on your progress and had your health as #1 priority.
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Jennifer Thelen
July 21, 2022.
I have been experiencing low back pain for at least 10 rememberable years and decided on a whim to try chiropractic care at Lakewoods. I had never been to a chiropractor before so I had no expectations that it would work or not but after just my first adjustment I had instant relief for the first time in 10 years. I have since been super impressed with how everything has been explained to me and how my care plan has been formed. The staff are all very kind and have been very helpful as well!
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