Chiropractor Questions Muscle Spasm

Why am I experiencing muscle spasms and discomfort in my arm?

My forearm and hand have been spasming to the point that I have had to put down whatever work or activity I was doing at the time. What can be the cause?

9 Answers

A subluxation is the cause and getting an adjustment is the answer. The nerves from your neck supply function to the arm, there is most likely nothing wrong with your arm unless you had a direct trauma to it so the problem is most likely from a subluxation (pinched nerve) in your neck (cervical region). See a chiropractor soon so symptoms don't get worse, will take longer to get the best results!!!
A diagnosis of this condition needs to be made by a trained professional. Don't be your own Doctor, even Doctors shouldn't be their own Doctor. Seek care from a professional. Chiropractic is a good place to start. It maybe in your hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm, shoulder, cervical spine and/or thoracic spine. It can be a very simple and easily treatable condition or it can be very complex. A highly train Doctor of Chiropractic will evaluate the condition and determine what needs to be evaluated. The evaluation maybe as I have stated very simple and straight forward or many need diagnostic test and/ addition specialist evaluation
Typically, there are several possibilities for the cause of muscle spasms. There could be a physical obstruction, misalignment in the neck causing nerve pressure, the could be a biochemical imbalance or nutritional deficiency. X-rays would rule out several possibilities & an examination probably would allow for a correct causation.
This is most likely due to:

1. Misaligned spine in the neck causing nerve trouble to those areas
2. Overuse of the arm

I would consult with a chiropractor immediately and have him/her take a careful look at the cervical spine (neck).

It could be carpal tunnel syndrome or if you have a family history of heart conditions is another possibility. I would see my medical doctor for a check-up ASAP.
Good afternoon. I am sorry to hear about your discomfort. There can be a few factors causing these kind of symptoms. Depending on age, physical activity and previous injuries, these symptoms may be the cause of nerve impingent or musculoskeletal injuries. Further assessment and examination is needed.

Thank you, 

Hedie Adamous, D.C.
Could be tendonitis
Weak grip can be from a misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck, from the bottom of the head to the top of the shoulders.

Thank you,

Dr. Churchill
The cause may be a repetitive type of dysfunction or can be muscular/joint related. I recommend visiting a Sports Chiropractor for an examination of the area of complaint.