Post # 1
I randomly started having back spasms yesterday when I got home from work. I have no clue what triggered them and have never had them before. They got worse throughout the night and I woke up several times in pain. Anyone know how to treat these? Ice? Heat? Ibuprofin?
Any advice would be much appreciated!
Post # 4
Heat is your friend with back spasms. So is ibuprofen. Muscle relaxers are better, of course, but then you have to deal with being zoned out – for something without those side effects, an anti-inflammatory is as good as you’re going to get.
When I’ve gotten them, I’ve taken some ibuprofen and a hot bath. I started doing yoga and almost never have them anymore.
Sorry you’re going through this. They’re so awful. You can’t do anything while you’re in pain with them.
ETA: They’re often triggered by stress, and by the unhealthy things we make our bodies do when we’re stressed (sit oddly or uncomfortably, poor posture, etc).
Post # 5
For me I start with a hot bath, then move to a moist heating pad, then rub tiger balm on and do some light stretches. Cycling through every five hours and finally ending 36 hours later by icing my poor sore back. I find I hurt the worst after the spasms stop which is why I ice. Sorry you are going thru this. Sending up prayers for speedy healing.
Post # 6
I started having back spasms when I switched birth control. Did you do this lately? Have any other medications changed? Like the PP said, heat and pain killers are the best remedy.
Post # 7
I take tylenol for back pain and ususally use a heat pad and have a warm bath. It really sucks, so I hope you feel better!
Post # 8
Thanks guys! I took some ibuprofen and did some light exercise to stretch thing out… Feeling much better now. I appreciate all the advice! I just switched jobs so that may be the cause. Usually I’m pretty healthy, so it came as a surprise.