What To Do For Muscle Spasms?

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  1. vocalcoach profile image95
    vocalcoachposted 4 years ago

    What To Do For Muscle Spasms?

    Been flat in bed, unable to move because of muscle spasms in my back.  Been resting and using ice. Also on muscle relaxants. Any other suggestions?

  2. teamrn profile image65
    teamrnposted 4 years ago

    valium is a muscle relaxant; But I just remembered one that is better and that is not addicting: quinine.

    1. vocalcoach profile image95
      vocalcoachposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your help and I will try this.

  3. vocalcoach profile image95
    vocalcoachposted 4 years ago

    Quinine?  Can I get that over the counter?  Thanks so much.

    1. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello beautiful Audrey.....Muscle spasms can be so annoying and uncomfortable....I get them in my feet (toes).  As far as I know, "quinine" is tonic water (the same liquid used for the drink "gin & tonic") unless teamrn knows of some other.

    2. vocalcoach profile image95
      vocalcoachposted 4 years agoin reply to this


      Hi gorgeous.  How am I going to hug you with my back in spasms?  Thanks so much for answering my question on quinine.

  4. Dee aka Nonna profile image78
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 4 years ago

    I have, in the past, used potassium with good success.  And, if I didn't have any a pinch of salt have offered relief.  Just put in hand and lick it follow with a little water if you need to.  Feel better soon.

    1. vocalcoach profile image95
      vocalcoachposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dee

      So nice of you to share these tips with me.  Take care.

  5. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    Magnesium.  It's the primary ingredient in "Epsom Salts". If you've ever soaked in them and found relief from cramping, it's because the magnesium is doing its thing.  When potassium and magnesium gets out of balance in the body (some medications can cause this); it can lead to very painful muscle spasms.  Eat potassium rich foods and take magnesium in tablet form.  It will help you relax mentally also as it helps the muscles start to relax.

    1. vocalcoach profile image95
      vocalcoachposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much for this information ChristinS.. I will start on the magnesium right away and up my potassium with the proper foods. I was recently put on medication for Diabetes which may be affecting my magnesium levels. Thanks again.

  6. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 4 years ago

    On the humorous side maybe it is a tune awaiting discovery. Is there a cadence in there somewhere? When I get spasms in my toes/feet I like to watch them. It is like there is secret messages. If only I could remember Morse Code. Although, I guess you would not be able to see any back muscle spasms, can you hear them? just kidding about smile

    Fluids and salts. As suggested magnesium and potassium. I just had operations on my legs for chronic venous insufficiency. The cause of those spasms mentioned above. I was told after the operations if I have muscle spasms the electrolytes are out of balance. They told me to drink fluids as I may be dehydrated. Of course that does not address any injury . . . it is in regard to spasms. Remember it is the result of electrical impulses. So consider your brain where impulses occur is bathing in electrolytes.

    1. vocalcoach profile image95
      vocalcoachposted 4 years agoin reply to this


      You had me 'cracking up'!  There's nothing like a little humor to divert the mind from pain. And I'm going to up my water along with some gatorade for electrolyte balance.  Thanks and sure hope your recovery is a speedy one.

    2. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello . . . it is interesting about keeping electrolytes in balance. I marvel at how our brain is kinda' like a battery. It requires hydration as importantly as our body with the nervous system if not more. We don't wish for short circuits smile

  7. parrster profile image82
    parrsterposted 4 years ago

    First try magnesium. As we age this mineral becomes ever more necessary  to maintaining bodily metabolisms. It can be taken orally, as a transdermal spray or via injection (for the severely deficient).

    I recommend reading The Magnesium Miracle, by Carolyn Dean, M.D. N.D.

    A helpful article on the subject can be found here, http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesi … need-more/

    1. vocalcoach profile image95
      vocalcoachposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'll give magnesium a try for sure. Interesting to learn that as we age, this mineral is necessary for metabolism.  And thanks so much for the links.  I appreciate this help.

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