When the muscle involuntarily contracts, a muscle spasm is formed. There are many different types of muscle spasms. Commonly they occur in skeletal muscle and are the result of an injury, overworked muscles or dehydration.
A muscle spasm can be quite painful, with the muscle feeling as though it is clenching tightly. Spasms can also occur various types of tissue may be caused by stress, medication, over-exercise, or other factors. They are treated with physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation and stretching/exercise. If you are experiencing muscle spasms give are office a call at (312) 337-4004 so we can determine and treat the cause of the problem.