In most cases, muscle spasms or cramps are nothing serious and will go away once you address the underlying problem that’s causing them. But sometimes they can indicate that you have a more serious condition that might cause damage to your nerves, changes in blood pressure, electrolyte imbalances or abnormal fluid levels. If you experience muscle spasms more and more frequently and the lifestyle changes above don’t help resolve them, talk to your doctor about having some tests done to make sure there’s not a lurking chronic disorder that’s causing your pain.
Over time, where the muscles contract, cramp and spasm in an attempt to immobilize the spine in reaction to pain these movements can themselves accentuate the spinal degeneration. Muscle relaxants are not always the best course of action as the spine may very well need to be stabilized through this unfortunate muscle activity. Any onset of bladder or bowel incontinence, weakness or numbness in the legs, breathing difficulties or other serious signs should prompt an immediate medical consultation. Determining the cause of the back spasms after spine surgery is paramount in order to provide effective relief and reduce the risk of future spine degeneration.