Australian Powerlifter Consults Dr. Lox for Muscle Spasms
Back spasms can occur from a variety of causes. Disc and facet joints may be injured or arthritic. Muscles overlying these structures may react leading to spasms. Nerves may be impinged, also leading to spasms.
Overuse, especially from exertional sports such as powerlifting, may contribute to chronic spasms. The exact pathophysiological reason for the spasms is essential for recommending a treatment plan.
A physician skilled in the assessment of low back pain is important to not render an erroneous diagnosis or ineffective treatment. Including in this category is recommendations for spine surgery.
All too often patient switch low back pain are offered surgical remedies for their complaints. This is why low back pain has such low surgical success rates, the wrong patients are often told they need surgery. This leads to poor results and at times ending up worse after surgery than before. Not on anyone’s wish list.
Proper education, a thorough evaluation, and proper diagnosis are all necessary for the best outcome. Regardless of the country of origin or sports preference these keys are worth noting.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.