Apr 6th, 2011 by Kathryn Merrow
Muscle spasms are contractions in your muscle. Imagine you are flexing your upper arm by bending your elbow. Your bicep muscle will pop up. It is contracted or in contraction.
At the very same time, the muscle in the back of your arm is also going into a different type of contraction. It has to. That’s how muscles work.
When a muscle stays contracted for a long time it can develop a fairly constant but reversible spasm.
Sometimes a spasm occurs quickly like when a muscle is contracted while it is cold (not warmed from movement yet.) That is the familiar Charlie Horse or cramp in your calf muscle or the arch of your foot.
How can you get rid of your muscle spasms?
If it happens suddenly, pinch it or press into it. If you can pull the two ends of the muscle away from the middle, that will help. Just hold the pressure until the spasm relaxes.
If it happens in muscles that are over-stretched, like those in your upper back, the solution is to relax and stretch the muscles in the front of your body. You will also need to strengthen the muscles on the back side of your body.
If you are having muscle spasms in your back, go to http://BackPainNaturalRelief.com where there is a lot of great information about the causes of back pain and how to get rid of it naturally.
There are also a lot of articles to help you at http://SimpleBackPainRelief.com
Why not just take drugs?
Well, here’s why:
- They are only masking your true problem.
- They aren’t helping you heal.
- They have side effects that are undesirable.
Remember, you have a smart body. Sometimes it just needs a little bit of help to get rid of uncomfortable, miserable issues like muscle spasms naturally.