Millions of people suffer from back pain on and off throughout their life. Back spasms can become chronic for some people that want to find something that will relieve the pain without the use of pain medication. A muscle spasm occurs when the back has suffered too much exertion or straining such as from heavy lifting or working out. Muscle spasms can also happen when someone isn’t hydrated or their calcium and potassium are low. Herniated or bulging discs can cause irritation of the nerve in the back and the compression of the spinal cord could result in injury to various nerves in the body. If the condition isn’t treated, damage could be permanent.

Spasms in the back can be combined with other musculoskeletal and neurological symptoms including:

Foot drop.
Stiffness in the spine.
Shoulder pain.
Pain or numbness in the limbs.
Curvature of the spine.
Buttock pain.
Headache in the back of the head.
Sciatica.

Rehydrating the discs in the back can improve painful back conditions. Decompression is the best option for alleviating back pain without the use of medication. This type of treatment has been used by doctors to alleviate back and neck pain, herniated and bulging discs, diseased and injured nerve roots, and degenerative spinal disc conditions. A spinal decompression machine is used by a doctor or therapist to gently separate the vertebrae and remove the pressure from the discs. This can cost about $200 per session. It normally takes between ten and twelve sessions to obtain the relieve many patients need and could be very costly.

Another option for alleviating back pain is through the use of a posture corrective brace. It can keep their neck, back, and shoulders in an upright position. This will keep the muscles in the right position and eliminates stress on the muscles that can cause spasms. A posture brace is not the same as back braces for lower back pain. Posture braces can eliminate slumping at desk or while standing for periods of time. Eliminating back pain is possible when a sufferer combines decompression with the appropriate posture corrective brace. These treatments can be used at home without the need for a doctor’s visit.