Muscle spasms can be a painful experience and can occur anywhere in the body. Muscle spasms are a defensive mechanism stimulated by the nervous system to prevent further damage from occurring. What the nervous system doesn’t realize is that muscle spasms will create negative affects over time. It is like an autoimmune disorder; the body attacks itself. When paraspinal muscles spasm, it pulls on the vertebrate and creates a negative curvature over time.

Chiropractic is a great treatment for relieving muscle spasms, but it may take several visits for relief. What can be done to help relieve muscle spasms when you’re not lying down on a chiropractic table? In this week’s blog, we will talk about a supplement that we sell in the office called Formula 303 that helps with muscle spasms.

What Causes Muscle Spasms?

The most common causes of muscle spasms are overexercising or exertion, dehydration, stress, and nerve interference. The first three are simple fixes. Find a workout routine where you do not work the same muscle groups at high intervals on consecutive days and remember to take rest days so that the body has time to heal. Water is the most important source for human survival. 60% of the human body is made of water, so if you think you are drinking enough water, you probably are not. 

Stress and nerve interference work together to produce muscle spasms. At the beginning of the year, we talked about the 3 T’s of chiropractic. One of the T’s is thoughts. Our thoughts and the more worrisome we become will release stress hormones and increase inflammation. When inflammation levels rise, the nervous system goes into overdrive and nerve interference becomes present. 

Nerves attach to muscles and when one or more nerve roots become impinged by one or more vertebrae, pain occurs, muscles weaken, and sensation changes occur. Over time, muscle spasms may present.

What is Formula 303?

Formula 303 is a natural supplement that contains valerian root, passionflower, and magnesium carbonate. Valerian root and passionflower are natural relaxants that are primarily used for anxiety and better sleep patterns. Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps regulate muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and helps make protein, bone, and DNA. 

Formula 303 is used as a natural relaxant, primarily to control muscle spasms. It is also a great supplement to help with tension headaches and lowering stress levels. Aside from never taking any supplements during pregnancy, there are no side effects to taking Formula 303. 

Formula 303 works especially well at the beginning phases of care and continues to maintain stress levels through the entire treatment process. Patients on our chiropractic and decompression programs respond well to Formula 303 supplementation. If you have any questions about Formula 303, please call us at (724) 547-3377 and checkout our website at for more content.

Yours In Health,

Brian M. Steinert, DC

Larry E. Wilkins, DC

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