Muscle spasms can be a minor issue that resolve on their own or they can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. Coast Spine and Sports Medicine offers effective treatment options for muscle spasms and their causes for patients in Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire.
What Are Muscle Spasms?
Muscle spasms are a common condition that are usually painful, but end quickly when a muscle contracts involuntarily. Most commonly, muscle spasms are caused by dehydration, low electrolyte levels, muscle fatigue, and overuse. They can also be caused by an underlying condition or injury.
Sometimes a seemingly minor injury or anatomical problem can cause painful muscle spasms as a response to inflammation and pain. After pain, muscle spasms are the second most common symptom of chronic mid-back pain, ahead of stiffness and radiculopathy. Muscle spasms are also a leading cause of back pain.
How Much Is Muscle Spasm Treatment in Orange County?
The cost to treat muscle spasms depends on the cause of the spasms and the best treatment options. During your initial appointment, we will work to identify the cause of your muscle spasms and develop the right treatment approach. We will also discuss the cost of your case. Coast Spine and Sports Medicine accepts many forms of insurance and financing through CareCredit® to make your treatment as affordable as possible.
What Causes Muscle Spasms?
Muscle spasms can be caused by many issues. While most muscle spasms are related to overuse, fatigue, and dehydration, they can also point to a more serious underlying problem that needs to be addressed or given time to heal. In many cases, muscle spasms are caused by some injury to the lumbar spine.
Common injuries that can cause muscle spasms of the back include:
In these cases, a compressed nerve can cause pain, inflammation, and irritation. The body reacts by tightening supportive muscles in an attempt to stop pain and immobilize the area. This causes painful muscle spasms.
How Are Muscle Spasms Treated in Orange County?
At Coast Spine and Sports Medicine, we develop a comprehensive and tailored treatment strategy to address your muscle spasms and the underlying cause of your pain. We begin with the most conservative and least invasive measures possible to restore well-being. If heat/ice therapy doesn’t offer relief, muscle spasm medication such as anti-inflammatories and short-term muscle relaxants may be recommended. In some cases, spinal steroid injections are helpful to reduce inflammation and ease spasms.
The underlying cause of your muscle spasms will also be addressed. The treatment will depend on your condition but may include a combination of nerve blocks, radiofrequency nerve ablation, and/or minimally invasive surgery.
If you are dealing with painful muscle spasms, call us to schedule an appointment at Coast Spine and Sports Medicine. We offer a range of effective treatment options to address the cause of your pain. We serve men and women in Los Angeles County and Orange County.