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What causes back spasms?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Sep 2014
Question: I been having random spasms in my back for a few years now. Once I have them I cannot move until it ends, what's going on with my back. I also have another question. I have a hysterectomy last year, April. Am I supposed to have swelling and pain in my abdomen as though I am still having a period. This happens arounf the same time every month and I do have my ovaries.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Back spasm can be due to lack of calcium

Detailed Answer:
Hello madam,
I have studied your case and I understand that back spasm is a big problem. Most common cause in my practice of such spasm are:
1.Low calcium in blood
2. Low salt intake
3. Low serum B 12
So I would suggest you to get your calcium, Sodium and B 12 level checked. If there is any deficiency then treatment can be started accordingly.
Once you are done with these tests, I would suggest you following depends on your report.
1. Back muscle strengthening exercises
2. Avoid very cold temperature.
3. Take warm water shower and a glass of salty lemonade if spasm occurs.
4.take regular calcium and vitamin D3
5. Tablet Methylcobal after discussing with your doctor.
6. Muscle relaxant if pain is also present.
I hope these measures will be helpful in your back muscle spasm. For your feeling of period like sensation, I would suggest you to not to be worried. This happens due to hormonal variation. Soon you will feel better as your body will learn adapt to hysterectomy.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any followup queries.
Thanks.
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What causes back spasms?

Brief Answer: Back spasm can be due to lack of calcium Detailed Answer: Hello madam, I have studied your case and I understand that back spasm is a big problem. Most common cause in my practice of such spasm are: 1.Low calcium in blood 2. Low salt intake 3. Low serum B 12 So I would suggest you to get your calcium, Sodium and B 12 level checked. If there is any deficiency then treatment can be started accordingly. Once you are done with these tests, I would suggest you following depends on your report. 1. Back muscle strengthening exercises 2. Avoid very cold temperature. 3. Take warm water shower and a glass of salty lemonade if spasm occurs. 4.take regular calcium and vitamin D3 5. Tablet Methylcobal after discussing with your doctor. 6. Muscle relaxant if pain is also present. I hope these measures will be helpful in your back muscle spasm. For your feeling of period like sensation, I would suggest you to not to be worried. This happens due to hormonal variation. Soon you will feel better as your body will learn adapt to hysterectomy. I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any followup queries. Thanks.