Muscle Spasms Caused by Pinched Nerves

Written By SunCoast SpineCare on July 4, 2018

If you have a muscle spasm caused by a pinched nerve, then you may be wondering how to treat this irritating condition. Fortunately, a safe, therapeutic laser can often help relieve muscle spasms without any side effects. 

What Causes Pinched Nerves?

A pinched nerve is a common condition that affects a lot of people. It can be caused by simply sitting in the wrong position over a period of time – for example, at a desk at work.

Certain health conditions can also contribute to pinched nerves, including pregnancy, weight gain, arthritis in the spine, and herniated discs.

If you do repetitive movements and activities such as typing at a computer, then you could aggravate your nerves as well. 

Even sports and physical activities can cause pinched nerves, which is why we have the term “tennis elbow.” Tennis elbow is the result of the repetitive movement of the arm that holds the tennis racket. 

Symptoms of Pinched Nerves

Symptoms of pinched nerves include tingling, numbness, pain, and muscle spasms. Muscle weakness can also occur due to inflamed nerves. 

Pinched nerves should be treated because if they progress or get worse, potentially permanent nerve damage could occur.  Fortunately, the peripheral nerves (the ones that get pinched) are capable of healing and regeneration, so alleviating the pressure on the nerve can result in a full recovery over time.

MedX Low Level Laser Phototherapy

A simple laser can help relieve the compression on pinched nerves and reduce muscle spasms.

For more than 30 years, phototherapy using lasers has been a safe, drug-free treatment that does not have any known side effects. It is used to help improve circulation, encourage the healing of soft tissue in the body, and relieve muscle spasms.

The MedX Low Level Laser is also helpful in relieving Carpal Tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, and foot issues such as plantar fasciitis. 

This is an FDA-approved device and one that we recommend for muscle spasms due to its safety and effectiveness. 

Get Treatment for Muscle Spasms in Bradenton, Florida

SunCoast SpineCare provides quality chiropractic services for Bradenton, Sarasota, and Manatee County in Florida. We are experts in the use of the MedX Low Level Laser for treating pinched nerves and related muscle spasms. Contact us today for a consultation. 


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