From massage therapy to heat compresses, you may have tried a lot of techniques to relieve the symptoms of painful muscle spasms or cramps. If you are experiencing chronic pain or a sharp twitching sensation, it’s time to explore our Brevard County chiropractic care at Injury Centers of Brevard. We have three convenient locations in the cities of Cocoa, Titusville, and Melbourne in Brevard County, FL.
We’re a team of licensed and experienced physical therapy and chiropractic professionals who help patients in and around Brevard County take back control of their life with pain relief. Let us help you enjoy a busy and active schedule again. Contact the location nearest you today to schedule your first appointment, which will include a private evaluation from our in-house medical doctor. Based on a detailed exam and diagnosis, we’ll create a personalized solution from our full range of therapeutic services.
Muscle spasms can happen in almost any muscle group, even a twitching eyelid, but the most common and most painful cramps and spasms usually affect the calves, thighs, foot, or part of the back and spine. Our patients describe severe pain and muscle tightness that restrict their normal range of motion in that part of their body.
If you’re experiencing sudden and unexpected muscle spasms or frequent cramps, the affected muscle or muscles themselves probably aren’t the root of the problem. There’s often another cause in your overall musculoskeletal health that’s stimulating low-grade muscle contractions. When spasms occur, the affected muscle feels like the culprit. In reality, however, the muscle itself is inflamed and unable to relax into a neutral position.
Here are a few of the most common reasons why our patients at Injury Centers of Brevard experience muscle spasm symptoms (but there can also be other causes):
- Prolonged sitting
- Poor posture while sitting, standing, or moving
- Psychological tension or stress
- Incorrect form while stretching or exercising
- Dehydration or overheating leading to muscle fatigue
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Neurological problems
- General muscle fatigue in the affected muscle or related muscles
Physical therapy techniques can effectively improve blood flow through the muscles to supply the oxygen needed to recover from strain and fatigue. At Injury Centers of Brevard, physical therapy can include joint mobilization, ultrasound, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching (PNF stretching), and posture or muscular retraining. No two bodies are the same, so our licensed physical therapists will work with you to develop a mix of treatments for the best personal results possible.
As the pain and frequency of spasms subside, we’ll also share long-term maintenance and prevention tips to help you avoid dehydration and mineral deficiencies in your diet, exercise safely, and move with correct posture.
Don’t suffer from uncomfortable muscle spasms any longer. Call the compassionate and experienced medical team at Injury Centers of Brevard in Brevard County, FL, today.