An MD and the founder and medical director of Specialized Pain Management, Dr. Daniel Batlan provides Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, patients treatment for conditions involving chronic and acute pain. Among the disorders Dr. Daniel Batlan has extensive experience treating in his Nevada patients are herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and muscle spasm pain.
Back pain is something that affects 80 percent of people in America at some time in their lives, with back spasms one of the most common conditions. Typically treatable without surgery, the condition can extend beyond mild discomfort to include severe pain. Causes include tendon, muscle, and ligament strain, with sports such as golf and football often associated with back spasms. They are also associated with arthritis, which creates spinal cord pressure that ultimately causes pain spanning the back and legs.
Treatments for lower back spasms caused by stressful activities include alternating heat and ice on the back, which improves circulation and reduces inflammation. In addition, chiropractic care and physical therapy may have a positive impact, and muscle relaxants and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are often prescribed.