5 Home Remedies for Back Spasms

It is common to have back spasms when you exert or strain the muscles of your back. Heavy lifting, working out, or even taking part in high-intensity activities can lead to back spasms. In medical causes, if you are dehydrated or have low calcium or potassium in the body, you will tend to have back spasms.

Rest well. As soon as you feel the attack of a back spasm, you should stop whatever you’re doing and rest. Take deep breaths and stay relaxed. Placing pillows under the legs helps reduce the pressure on the spine, and brings relief.

Take Epsom salt bath. If you have low magnesium levels, chances are, you will have regular back spasms. Since Epsom salt has magnesium in it, it helps relax the muscles and heal the body. However, it is advised to wait for two days before using it. Avoid Epsom salt if you have heart problems, diabetes, or blood pressure.

Use chamomile. Chamomile brings down the uneasiness caused by muscle spasms in the lower back. With plenty of flavonoids and anti-inflammatory properties, it soothes the body. Either apply it topically or consume chamomile tea thrice a day.

Use yellow mustard. Many swear by the consumption of yellow mustard to get relief from muscle spasms. It stimulates the nerves in the mouth, which in turn influences the nerves that cause the spasm.

Do the hamstring stretch. Hamstring muscles are located in the back of your thighs. If they are not flexible, they tend to pull the lower back muscles, and too much pulling can cause back spasms. You can bring down the strain in the lower back and the occurrence of back spasms with hamstring stretches.

Remember to consult a doctor if the back spasm problem persists for more than two days.     -Sumana