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Dealing with a back spasm

A back spasm is a sudden and involuntary contraction or tightening of a muscle due to strain, weakness, overuse and muscle strain. It usually happens near the nerve roots of the spinal cord and places pressure on these sensitive nerves and result to a severe pain. a muscle happens when exerting excessive energy or straining […]

Treatment for migraine headaches

Migraine headaches are painful and throbbing headaches that last for 4-72 hours. It is caused by specific changes within the brain. Severe pain in the head is accompanied by sensitivity to light, smells and sound. Causes of migraine headaches Skipping on meals Stress Drinking red wine Poor sleeping habits Changes in the normal routine Monosodium […]

Remedies for leg cramps at night

Night leg cramps or nocturnal leg cramps are involuntary contractions or spasms of muscles in the legs that usually happen when lying in bed. It usually affects the calf muscles, but the muscles in the feet or thighs can also be affected. Strongly stretching the contracted muscles lessens the pain.   Causes of leg cramps […]

Muscle cramp in the legs

Muscles will contract when in use and will relax or loosen when not in use but sometimes the muscles stay tight or suddenly contract involuntarily which is called a muscle cramp or a spasm. Muscle cramp or spasms are usually caused by overuse, dehydration, deficiency in vitamins and taking certain medications that cause muscle contraction. […]

Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that develops when uric acid levels are high in the bloodstream which is known as hyperuricemia. Gout typically develops in the toes, knees, wrist, elbows, fingers, heels and ankles. Men are more susceptible to develop gout than women. Attacks of gout occur when there is already a high level […]