What Is the Cause of Me Having These Back Spasms?


Q: I'm a 55 y.o. Af-Am female. I have high cholesterol, cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure and I'm overweight. For the past several years, I've been experiencing back spasms. I never thought much of it because it's been on and off over the past, maybe 10-15 years. I'm not sure when they actually started. But the spasms usually occur after I've walked for exercise or just walking to the bus stop, and then I sit down. They start at the base of my tail bone, travel up my spine to my neck, to the back of my head and stop at the front of my forehead. When they occur, I just let it occur (even though I tense up) until they subside. I don't have any headaches after this occurs. After the spasm happens, I'm fine afterwards. I recently spoke to my doctor about it, last week, and she ordered some blood work and urine sample. I just wanted to know why this is happening because their becoming more frequent.


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