5 Alternative Treatments to Ease Nerve Spasms

October 22, 2018

If you have ever experienced nerve spasms, you know just how debilitating they can be. You probably do not want to have to resort to taking pain medication or muscle relaxers on a regular basis. 

here are five alternative treatments you can try to ease your nerve spasms and give you some peace.

 

Chiropractic Care

 

Your chiropractor can help alleviate your nerve spasms by using techniques such as joint manipulation, spinal adjustments, and acupressure. Your chiropractor may also carefully stretch your muscles to alleviate the spasms. If your chiropractor gives you any exercises to do at home or any instructions to follow, heed them carefully to feel better as soon as possible.

 

Massage

 

A massage stimulates blood flow in your body, relieves muscle pain and tension, and promotes a feeling of relaxation and well-being. If you desire, you can have a professional masseuse give you a thirty or sixty-minute massage, focusing on areas where you are experiencing the most pain. Yet, you do not have to get a professional massage to enjoy these benefits. Massaging yourself or enlisting a friend or family member to help you out will ease your pain without costing you any money.

 

Warm Compress/Bath

 

Using a warm compress or taking a warm bath can quickly ease your nerve pain, along with helping any other musculoskeletal pain you may have. Be careful to not make your compress or your water too hot because too much heat can exacerbate your symptoms. A good rule of thumb to follow is to heat your bath or compress to a temperature that you would use for a baby or child.  

 

Dietary Changes

 

There are likely several foods in your diet that are contributing to your nerve spasms. Some common culprits include dairy, soy, sugar, and gluten. You don’t have to eliminate these foods from your diet entirely, but limiting your intake will provide some benefits. You can also add some nutritional supplements to your diet, including vitamin B-12, vitamin B-1, vitamin B-6, vitamin D, vitamin E, and zinc, which are shown to decrease nerve pain and spasms.

 

Capsaicin Cream

 

It may sound counterintuitive to apply a cream made of hot chili peppers to your skin where your aching nerves are located, but studies have shown that capsaicin cream can improve nerve pain and spasms over time. The cream will burn at first, but the burning sensation should soon dissipate and start relieving the underlying nerve pain. Plus, the more you use the cream, the less it burns and less pain you will experience over time. But don’t worry if you cannot bear the burning sensation of the cream; some people who already have painful conditions find that this method is not worth the additional discomfort.