My Experience with Extreme Back Spasms

Robert MackeyAll, Back Spasms, Symptoms, Treatments3 Comments

Back ache is experienced by many individuals and it hurts a lot, especially if it reaches all areas of your back. The back spasm pain which you may feel can really affect your life, to the point that you cannot even get up in the mornings.

I have experienced this first hand and while back pain is a non-fatal disorder, it is imperative that you take care of the symptoms and determine the cause of back spasms, before it’s too late.

Back Spasms in the Morning

Waking up with back spasms can be amongst the worst pains in life. I can say this as I myself have experienced the abrupt and intense. In addition to the initial pain, it can linger for minutes and may fade very slowly providing even more suffering. Sudden localized cramps are one of the most common back spasm pain symptoms and can strike at any time throughout the day.

Seeking Medical Attention

The number one tip I can give you is to seek medical assistance. It is extremely hard, if not impossible to diagnose yourself using just the internet, although at we try to help, we cannot provide the same amount of help and advice that a trained professional can. Some cases of back spasm pain are caused by problems which can be easily remedied, such as accumulated gas, strained muscles or dehydration.

However, in my case, I was shocked to learn that I had a slipped disc. This is a serious medical condition which requires urgent treatment in order to eradicate the chronic back spasm symptoms. A slipped disc causes so much discomfort because when a spinal disc slips out of place, it traps nerves found in the spinal column and puts a large amount of pressure on such nerves, thus causing a huge amount of pain.

Dealing with the Treatment

My condition may have been a result of my profession which involves prolonged sitting at a desk and at times lifting heavy objects. My slipped disc condition was so severe that I had to undergo spinal decompression which is a surgery conducted to release the pressure in the spine cavity. Accompanied with sessions of physical therapy as well as mineral supplementation and a healthy diet, I was able to overcome the disorder and get rid of back spasm symptoms.

I was also put on anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) drugs to decrease the inflammation of my slipped discs. But then, I felt gastric irritation later on so my doctor prescribed oral corticosteroids instead. I responded well with corticosteroids but these were just the initial treatments that I have undergone.

Now, I can function effectively without experiencing unbearable back spasms. I hope that this serves as a lesson to those who are experiencing the same symptoms. Have it checked before it’s too late.

3 Comments on “My Experience with Extreme Back Spasms”

  1. joe marco

    I always experience back issue and I do have a slipped disc and I also play DII Football..I just recently had practice and after I showered and ate dinner my back was aching really bad and I noticed in the mirror that as I am standing straight up my mid body looks as like I am leaning to the right but I’m not..what can it be??

  2. admin

    It could be a perforated disc, i have seen kidney damage after a night on the town but just to be sure joe i would seek medical attention asap. Hope this helps

  3. Candace

    I’ve been dealing with issues with my neck for so long…well since last Feb. The pain started in my left wrist. At first my dr thought tendonitis and then thought carpal tunnel so was reffered to a specialist. Came back it wasn’t. Within this time I was getting pain in my upper arm and neck. So went for a second opinion. That dr suggested MRI and bloodwork. Bloodwork revealed my CRP levels are elevated and MRI showed bulging discs in my neck, more on the left with spinal stenosis. Started physical therapy (I had really bad posture as well) and cervical traction which helps relieve the pain. I also was told I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. After being released in August I’m now back in PT due to severe muscle spasms in my back. Started in the lower trap in October and now the spasm can be in my whole trapezius area and lumbar spine which causes my legs to give out. I’m 33 years old and I have to hold onto a cart when I go to the store for fear of falling. In November my therapist noticed my spine is rotating to the left so I had xray and found out I have rotary scoliosis in my thoracic spine. Started seeing a chiropractor in December who did xray of my whole back and and sure enough I have 3 slight curves one in lumbar, thoracic and upper thoracic and my cervical spine is leaning to one side (which is why I lean to the right). My hips are uneven, left 64 and right 66. So my hips lean to the left and my spine is leaning to the right to compensate. To top it all off it’s my whole spine that’s rotating and twisting. No wonder why my muscles are in so much spasm. I am limited to what I can do and it’s frustrating because people can’t feel your pain. 🙁

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