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What Causes Back Muscle Spasms?

by
author image Blake Biddulph
Dr. Blake Biddulph received his chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas in 2007 and has been practicing as a chiropractic physician in Provo, Utah, ever since. He has a special interest in spinal rehabilitation and treats patients with a variety of neck and back conditions. He has been writing health-related articles and newsletters for several years.
What Causes Back Muscle Spasms?
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unknonw, combined causes most likely chronic vs acute upper vs lower risk factors theories pain-spasm-pain cycle

Injury

Ref 5, 6 \= strain? separate? sudden MVA, sports check for red flags poor body mechanics, posture - overuse??

Aging Spine

degenerative disc disease ref 10

Facet Joint Disorder

Ref 7, also in resources (better) 2 change subhead

Stress

resource 3?? psychogenic depression

Concerns

muscle weakness, bowel or bladder tetanus, osteo ankylosing spondylitis

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