The Painful Muscle Spasm
Woe to He Who Has 'em
If you suffer from muscle spasms, no one need tell you what they are. Webster's
definition is sudden, convulsive, involuntary muscular contractions. A tonic
spasm is persistent and sustained ("charley horse") and a clonic spasm
is one of a series of brief contractions alternating with relaxation (labor
pains). Webster forgot to mention how painful they are.
Muscle spasms can interfere with just about everything we do. People find
that minor muscle spasms come and go, depending on activity. Muscle spasms are
harmful when they continue for some time and interfere with daily living and
Muscles are maintained at a certain tone-not too tight and not too relaxed.
The brain controls how the muscles work. With activity, the brain innervates
the voluntary muscles to function and support our movement. Additionally, muscles
work to move air through our lungs, blood through our heart and food through
our digestive system.
Muscle spasms that recur may be a symptom of an underlying condition. Frequently,
muscle spasms are the result of interference between the brain and the muscles.
The name of the interference is the vertebral subluxation complex.
Leading chiropractic texts indicate, a subluxation is the condition of a spinal
bone (vertebra) that has lost proper position or function. Nerve tissue can
be compressed or stretched by this misalignment, and normal function decreases.
As normal function decreases, other types of damage can occur, including
muscle spasm. If the subluxation is not corrected the conditions for recurring
muscle spasms continue to exist.
Chiropractic care is the way to remove vertebral subluxations. Chiropractic
is a safe and natural branch of healthcare that restores and promotes proper
spinal alignment and function of the body. It may well be the way to set you
free from long-term muscles spasms. Call us, today, so we may get started.