Back Spasm

Back Spasm Surgery at SPINE/RX

What Is a Back Spasm?

Back spasms are common, especially if you have been lifting heavy objects or engaging in repetitive bending motions. Shoveling snow, playing golf or gardening, for instance, can often cause back muscles to tense and spasm along your spine, resulting in a quick, sharp pain. Often there is a problem deeper within the spine, such as a disc herniation or slipped disc, that is the root cause of the spasms. Seek medical attention if your back spasms are frequent or severe.

How Is a Back Spasm Treated?

Back spasms are most typically treated with either one or a combination of the following: ice, rest, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, injections or surgery.

When Is Surgery Recommended for a Back Spasm?

Surgery may be recommended for a back spasm if it does not improve through initial treatment methods, or if you’re experiencing sharp pain in the back that doesn't go away. Surgery may also be recommended if diagnostic tests detect damage to the discs, spinal cord or nerve roots, or if spine surgeons anticipate any significant risk of future deterioration.

Living with back spasms can be painful, and may cause you to miss out on the activities you love. If medication or therapy fail to relieve back pain, spine surgery may provide the relief you need to live the life you desire.


If spine surgery for back spasms makes you nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why SPINE/RX provides minimally-invasive procedures, offering less pain, shorter recovery times and limited scarring. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

Less pain
Shorter recovery times
Limited scarring
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Often, back pain surgery does not require an overnight hospital stay, depending on the severity of your unique condition. Many of our minimally-invasive procedures are same-day, outpatient surgeries.

SPINE/RX understands that being free from back spasms means getting your life back on track. That’s why we offer advanced surgical techniques to provide a clear path to lasting pain relief. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

Stop living with pain today.

Take a step toward finally relieving your back pain. Contact SPINE/RX for your free MRI review or initial consultation today!

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