MUSCLE TWITCH IN THE NECK AND LOWER BACK (CHADAK) AND QUICK FIX WITH MANUAL THERAPY
Muscle spasm is tightness of the muscle, which is basically a protective phenomenon. In common words its called muscle twitch/catch(chadak).when ever a person does a sudden movement and muscle has to contract (in action to produce movement) some time muscles are not ready to do that particular action. Thus at that time to prevent the damage to that particular muscle and other structures, muscle undergoes spasm.
Most common areas where more of twisting movements occurs eg. Neck and back. Neck is mostly involved in rotation movements and back while rotation and forward bending. Activity of daily living where we get muscle twitch are, sleeping on high pillow, sleeping on one side full night, early in the morning getting up abruptly, watching tv in lying position, using mobile phone while on scooter or in car, prompt movement to one side when someone calls you, lifting heavy object, looking to your left or right when you are in office, pulling out object from the shelf below or above while seated on chair, changing the gas cylinder, getting up from the sitting position, are the most common situation where individual gets the muscle catch either in neck or back.
Muscle spasm(catch) is sometime so severe that it may remain for several days and sometime for a day or two when its mild to moderate. When its severe individual is not able to move neck or back, all the neck and back movements are painful.
Whenever there is a catch in the neck or back individual feels following
1.Heaviness around neck or back.
2.Catching type of pain.
3.Stiffness of neck or back(cant move the neck or back)in one position.
4. Hardening of muscle around neck and shoulder/back and waist.
1. Hot fermentation.
2. Relaxation and avoid exertion.
3. To correct the alignment of the muscle with gentle mobilization (Manual therapy).
4. Do basic mobilisation exercises as guided by physical therapist.
Manual therapy: It is a hands on therapy by which highly trained professionals examine the compromised structures(muscles, nerves and joints) manually and adjust the muscle and bone alignments with hands(manually)and fix the problems in fraction of time.