Back Spasms and Chiropractic

One of the most common symptoms of lower back pain is spasm in the muscles of the back. Often muscle spasms in the back can cause a curve in the back (functional scoliosis) which is often called an antalgic lean. An antalgic lean is a position the body naturally assumes to attempt to relieve pressure on irritated and painful joints. In the lower back problems with the disc or joints can cause a person to assume a forward bending position or antalgic posture. Spasms of the piriformis muscle in the back of the hip may cause pain down the leg (sciatica). Usually piriformis pain comes on gradually and causes a burning pain in the buttocks which may run down the leg. The piriformis muscle can entrap the sciatic nerve which may refer pain down the leg as far as the sole of the foot. The most effective Chiropractic technique to deal with piriformis syndrome is myofascial release. Often the piriformis muscle is highly responsive to myofascial release treatment and stretching.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor and graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Etter’s Chiropractic practice focus is the treatment of back pain, neck pain, and sports injuries. Dr. Etter’s chiropractic practice serves Olathe, Lenexa and Overland Park, Kansas.

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