If you are experiencing muscle spasms that do not go away, occur frequently, or are particularly painful, it is important that you seek a medical assessment for the underlying cause.
A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle and can be quite painful. When a muscle has been overused, overstretched, or held in position for too long, the muscle cell loses energy and contracts with force. This can happen as a result of one’s occupation, one’s athletic exercise or routine daily activities.
Chronic neck and back pain can cause recurrent muscle spasms. These can be caused by an injury or by changes in the spine. If nerves are compressed in your spine, this can cause muscle spasms or cramps.
A neck muscle spasm is sudden and involuntary. There are a variety of causes for a neck muscle spasm including work-related movements, strenuous exercise, and stress. The pain doctors at Tristate Multi-Specialty Medical Services PC will carefully diagnose the cause of your pain and give you a detailed explanation of your treatment options. Neck muscle spasms can be an indication of an underlying cervical disc condition such as cervical spondylosis, degenerative disc disease, or herniated disc. The doctors at Tristate Multi-Specialty Medical Services PC believe that the treatment of your pain and its underlying cause is essential for you to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.