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Back cramps or spasms

Back cramps or spasms is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of back cramps or spasms are chronic back pain, sprain or strain, and lumbago. Other possible causes, such as osteoarthritis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with back cramps or spasms often receive plain x-ray, urinalysis, intravenous fluid replacement, kidney function tests, liver function tests, physical therapy exercises, cardiac monitoring and other therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with back cramps or spasms include cyclobenzaprine, diazepam (valium), orphenadrine (flexon), methocarbamol, baclofen, tizanidine, metaxalone (skelaxin), nalbuphine (nubain), benzocaine-cetylpyridinium topical, aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine, quinidine, black cohosh extract (black cohosh) and chlorzoxazone .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for back cramps or spasms include age 30-44 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years almost never get back cramps or spasms.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.2x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.7x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.2x
Other
0.4x
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