Muscle spasms or twitch like aches may occur when muscle is overused and tired, particularly if it is overstretched or held in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This can be caused by bad posture, repetitive strain injury, not lifting heavy things correctly by use of trolleys, or trauma from injury, etc. In effect, the muscle cell runs out of energy and fluid so becomes hyperexcitable, resulting in a forceful contraction. Spasm may involve part of muscle, the whole muscle, adjacent muscles under conscious control of brain. When muscle contracts associated body part moves. This allows arms to lift, legs to run and the face to smile.
Spasms may affect many different types of muscles in the body, leading to many different symptoms and presentations. Spasms of skeletal muscles are most common and often due to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. The spasm occurs abruptly, is painful and is usually short-lived. It may be relieved by gently stretching muscle. If muscle spasms are painful and not resolved they recur. Medical care must be accessed to look for possible underlying causes for proper treatment and physiotherapy.
Muscle spasm occurs with routine daily activities like sports, shovelling snow, mowing, raking grass, unfamiliar exercise activities can cause muscle spasms causing muscle spasms of the neck, shoulder and back. Striated striped dark-coloured muscle fibre contain large amounts of myoglobin protein that helps to carry oxygen and light-coloured fibre has lesser amounts of protein. Contraction of a skeletal muscle requires numerous steps within its fibre cells.
The nutrients required to produce energy, oxygen, electrolytes, and glucose are supplied by the bloodstream. It is commonly thought that dehydration and depletion of electrolytes will lead to muscle spasm and cramping. Muscle cells require enough water, glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium to allow proteins within them to develop organized contraction. Abnormal supply of these elements can cause muscle to become irritable and develop spasm. Atherosclerosis or narrowed arteries, peripheral artery disease may lead to muscle spasm, cramps due to inadequate blood supply of nutrients delivered to the muscle.
Chronic neck and back pain can lead to recurrent muscles spasms. Large muscle groups make up the trunk, including the neck, chest wall, upper back, and lower back. Spasms in these muscles can be a result of an injury or they may develop over time because of arthritic changes in the spine. Systemic illnesses like diabetes, anaemia low red blood cell count, kidney disease, thyroid and other hormone issues are also potential causes of muscle spasms.
Smooth muscles within walls of hollow organs can go into spasm, causing significant pain. Often this pain is colicky, meaning that it comes and goes. Examples include the pain associated with menstrual cramps, diarrhea, gallbladder pain, and passing a kidney stone. A special form of muscle spasms are the dystonias where abnormality exists with chemicals that help transmit signals within the brain. Examples include torticollis blepharospasm. Treatment may include Swedish massages supplementary health treatment, medications, needling specific points acupuncture needling to help restore neurotransmitter levels to normalise plus other forms of suitable treatments available.
Botox injections paralyse affected muscle to relieve spasm. Strains caused by tight fitting thin bra straps not properly worn below chest cause back pain spasm twitch. So important to check with expert professionals the correct size, unique shape bra to rectify problem. Try several bras so best fit is identified. Remember the body shape changes so have a range of wider bras straps within size fit below the chest. The muscle spasm or muscle cramp is involuntary contraction of a muscle. Muscle spasms occur suddenly, usually resolve quickly and painful.
Ensure garments, clothing, bras do not constrict blood flow circulation. Muscle spasm is different to a muscle twitch. A muscle twitch or fasciculation is uncontrolled fine movement of a small segment of a larger muscle that can be seen under the skin. If in serious pain avoid wearing bra at home and during weekends in the privacy of home. Wear inbuilt wide strap sport bra vests for extra support until better. Take appropriate rest not to damage body. If muscle spasm pain prevents arms stretching backwards wear front fitting bra. Above all, Jesus said in the Bible in Matthew 18:19-20 if two of you agree on earth concerning anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. God created various body shapes so cares about maintenance of His Temple indwelt by His Holy spirit. So measure correctly the exact shape of bra contents of your temple to equip and sustain it appropriately to prolong good health and posture to please God. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. In James 5:14 if anyone is unwell among you, send for the leaders and elders of the church to pray over the sick person and anoint with oil in Jesus Name because prayer of faith heals. Psalms 66:18 says iniquity hinders prayer because regarding iniquity in the heart prevents the Lord from hearing and answering prayer. If so, ask for prayer of forgiveness in Jesus Name. James 5:16, says confess your sins to God and one another and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. God says if my people called by my name humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear and heal them and their land. In Mark 5:25 and Luke 8:43-48, the woman with issue of blood consulted many physicians for years, spent all her money but nothing changed and she got worse until she touched Jesus garment and got healed. Testimonies exist in the Bible of God’s healing evidenced in prayers by Peter and Paul among others. In extreme cases surgery is required as God operated on Adam to create Eve, God uses surgeons to treat people if necessary. Whatever method your body needs for treatment to heal, remember to thank God the creator of your priceless body.
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