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?
valium is a muscle relaxant; But I just remembered one that is better and that is not addicting: quinine.
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.
Hi gorgeous. How am I going to hug you with my back in spasms? Thanks so much for answering my question on quinine.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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/
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