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What causes back spasms?

My dad is having major back spasms. a handfull of times a year he pulls his back out and ends up unable to move for a couple of days. This time he was having back spasm like pain. From my end it looks as though hes having siezures of pain when trying to move. What can we do? He went to emergency this morning and now we have some meds for him
Mon, 28 Jul 2014
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Hello,

I have studied your case.
As you are having pain and spasm there can be spinal nerve involvement

I will advise you new MRI spine. If you’re new MRI shows disc bulge with nerve compression then surgery may help.
Due to compression of this nerve root there is repeated episodes.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and TENS therapy will help.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.

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What causes back spasms?

Hello, I have studied your case. As you are having pain and spasm there can be spinal nerve involvement I will advise you new MRI spine. If you’re new MRI shows disc bulge with nerve compression then surgery may help. Due to compression of this nerve root there is repeated episodes. For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and TENS therapy will help. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.