Back Muscle Spasms Conditions

Treatment for back muscle spasms includes osteopathic therapies designed to reduce muscle tension and stress to help mitigate involuntary muscle contractions, improved mobility, and alleviate pain.


Back Muscle Spasms Treatment in New York City

Back muscle spasm treatment relies on osteopathic techniques that reduce muscle tension, alleviating involuntary muscle contractions to address pain, loss of mobility, and impaired function.

What are Back Muscle Spasms?

Back muscle spasms are a painful and sometimes debilitating condition. These spasms in the back occur when muscle tissue spontaneously contracts as a result of various nerve impulses. Typically, this happens when the body believes that it has suffered damage of some kind. To protect itself, the muscles contract to inhibit movement and prevent additional damage from occurring. If you are experiencing muscle spasms, osteopathic treatment can be a helpful option to reduce discomfort and hasten your recovery.

What Causes this condition?

Like all back conditions, muscle spasms in the back occur for a reason. Of course, those reasons can vary, depending upon the patient. Typical causes for serious back spasms can include a serious injury to the back, joint problems in the spine, and overloaded back muscles. Other causes include:

  • Medical conditions like a slipped disc or arthritis
  • Injury-related conditions like whiplash
  • Muscle sprains or strains
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Spasms caused by dehydration or imbalances in your body’s electrolytes

In many instances, patients may be unaware of the reason for their spasms. This is especially true in cases where there has been no obvious injury and the patient has no previous diagnosis indicating a serious medical condition. In such cases, it is important to obtain a proper diagnosis as soon as possible.

What Are the Symptoms of Back Muscle Spasms?

Back muscle spasms are like many other back conditions in that they can be accompanied by a variety of different symptoms. These symptoms can include:

  • Sharp, radiating pain throughout the back, hips, and buttocks
  • Dull pain, accompanied by loss of movement and general weakness in the back
  • Severe pain that can prevent the patient from twisting, bending, or even standing
  • Pain in the upper back that spreads to the neck
  • Painful sensations in the extremities

Because back pain is often difficult to self-diagnose, patients who suffer from any of these or similar symptoms should seek medical attention.

How We Can Help

Our team is committed to helping you get to the bottom of any back muscle spasm problem. By identifying the underlying cause of your condition, we can more effectively treat your spasms and expedite your recovery. The goal is to treat the root cause of your pain rather than the symptoms, to ensure optimal results and maximum pain relief. There are a variety of osteopathic techniques available to treat your condition, relieve your discomfort, and restore your quality of life.


Back and Spine Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.

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Contact Us Today

If you are suffering from a back muscle spasm issue, Dr. Leonid Tafler can help. He will work to diagnose your spasms, develop a plan to treat the problem, and provide the care you need to alleviate the condition. In addition, his team can provide you with important prevention information to help you avoid recurring spasms in the future. To learn more about how we can help treat your back spasms and get you on the path to a full recovery, contact us today.

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Back Muscle Spasms Conditions Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!