Alternatives to anti inflammotries

July 22, 2007 12:41pm CST
I know thats not how you spell it but you get the idea. A few months ago I had my first bad muscle spasm and it was so bad I ended up in emergency and since then I have being having regular problems. Does anyone know any alternatives as I don't want to be filling myself with meds.
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@Seaclans (215)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I recently had a doctor tell me muscle cramps are due to low salt levels, most people think it's potassium, but she said it's salt. For muscle spasms, I'm not sure if the same thing is involved. I do know that if you are having regular spasms, a muscle relaxant is better at addressing the issue than pain pills alone. My roommate has to take them fairly often since her back is in chronic spasm. I'd suggest doing searches on alternative medicine and once you've found some good sites, search them specifically for muscle spasms. There may be some vitamins or minerals that could reduce the frequency with which they happen.
@Seaclans (215)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I just happened across an article about back spasms and it explained that they are often in response to an injury or strain, as well as apparently to arthritis, basically the muscle is attempting to immobilize the area.. For back spasms they suggested core strengthening exercises such as Pilates. And said that in order to learn them properly use a trainer, since doing them wrong can make things worse. I hope this information helps.
@MGarcia (331)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I'm not sure where you are having your muscle spasms so I'm not sure if this information will help. My husband was recently in a car wreck. He had 2 buldging discs in his back which also caused a lot of pain and numbness in his left leg. He is a pizza delivery guy(who drives a standard, you can only imagine what pain that would cause). Anyway, he happened to delivery to this Spine & wrist center and ended up learning about this therapy type treatment called Vax-D. He made an appointment and went in the next day, he walked in dragging his foot, and actually walked out using both legs. He had another treatment yesterday and has 18 more to do before it's completed. Almost all buldging discs in the back are caused by muscle spasms. It's something you may want to check out in your area if available... if the problem is a muscle spasm in your back anyway. :)
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