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Suggest remedies for recurring mid back spasms

im having severe mid back spasms---i ve had them for a few yrs but this winter is particularly bad---i sit at a desk for a living---i use to be very active/running/lifting----everytime i try to do light exercises/lifting light weights/cardio----it seems to make them worse----I even had one week that i was flat on the couch taking muscle relaxers and motrin----i ve tried chiropractic and message therapy----what can be my next step? neurologist/orthopedic? i do not have a history of herniated discs----i did fall off a horse when i was young and hurt my back but nothing serious
Thu, 14 Apr 2016
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An orthopedic doctor would be the best option. He or she would be able to assess the muscles and bones to see if there is a specific cause for your discomfort and treat accordingly.

A neurologist would mainly deal with neurological disorders- conditions affecting nerve function or structure.

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