Commonly known as a cramp, a muscle spasm is a sudden involuntary muscle contraction that might be very painful. Although the cramp resolves quickly, the associated pain can be quite severe. Most people confuse a cramp with a muscle twitch, but there is a difference between both conditions. Muscle spasms occur on large muscles, whereas a muscle twitch is the uncontrolled movement of a smaller portion of the large muscle.
There can be many causes behind cramps, including overused and tired muscles, too much exertion and lack of fluids. There may be muscle spasms anywhere, including legs and the back. This guide explains how to treat back spasms and other symptoms of other types of spasms of the body. What’s more, you will also learn the causes and symptoms of these involuntary contractions.
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