Facts on Back Spasms

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Back spasms are very common and can increase as you age. That sudden painful tightening is actually an involuntary contraction of the back muscles. Back spasms usually occur in the lower back area. While most people may only have an occasional spasm some individuals deal with chronic spasms occurring often. Spasms are usually felt after a sudden movement of the back such as bending over or twisting. For some sitting too long causes a back spasm. Inflammation of the nerves or muscles of the back contributes to spasms.

Back spasms are very common and can increase as you age. That sudden painful tightening is actually an involuntary contraction of the back muscles. Back spasms usually occur in the lower back area. While most people may only have an occasional spasm some individuals deal with chronic spasms occurring often. Spasms are usually felt after a sudden movement of the back such as bending over or twisting. For some sitting too long causes a back spasm. Inflammation of the nerves or muscles of the back contributes to spasms.

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