Calming the Spinal Cord May Help Relieve Muscle Spasms

Do you ever experience muscle spasms? If so, you’re not alone. Muscle spasms are a common problem that can be both painful and frustrating. But new research suggests that there may be a simple way to help relieve them: calming the spinal cord.

Those who experience muscle spasms may suffer from difficulty moving, disrupted sleep, or may have injuries from hitting something accidentally. But a new study from Edith Cowan University has revealed two methods that can make the spinal cord less excitable, which could be used to treat muscle spasms.


For the study, researchers looked at the way the body moves. The brain sends messages to the muscles through motoneurons in the spine, amplifying neural signals from persistent inward currents. This means the brain doesn’t have to work as hard to contract the muscles. 

Lead researcher Ricardo Mesquita said, “These amplification powers are great, but sometimes they can be too much of a good thing.”

Some clinical conditions that are characterized by hyperexcitable spinal motoneurons have amplified neural signals but no inhibition to stop it. This can lead to involuntary muscle spasms that can be painful and cause injuries.

Researchers took this information and found that there may be two ways to help with amplification. The first involves electrical stimulation on specific nerves, which can help reduce the spinal cord’s amplification.

The other method includes relaxation. The amplification is enhanced by chemicals such as serotonin and noradrenaline that are released when we move. So, in some conditions such as multiple sclerosis or brain injury, relaxation therapies may have the potential to decrease the amplification and the severity of the spasm.

Researchers believe these electrical stimulations and relaxation techniques could be non-pharmacological alternatives or used in combination with other therapies.

“Now that we have shown how we can reduce this neural amplification in people without neurological disorders, the next step would be to develop therapeutic protocols to see if they’re effective in people who suffer from these symptoms,” concluded Mesquita.

Muscle Support

Regular exercise is essential for maintaining muscle strength. However, as we age, our muscles begin to deteriorate, and we can lose up to 30% of our muscle mass by the time we reach the age of 70.


This loss of muscle mass can decrease strength, flexibility, and balance, which can make everyday activities more difficult. In addition, muscle loss can also contribute to a sedentary lifestyle, as it becomes more challenging to stay active when we don’t have the muscle support that we once did.

This is why it’s essential to maintain muscle strength through regular exercise and additional support. While daily exercise is key, additional support can be extremely helpful in preserving muscle mass and preventing age-related muscle loss.

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Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.