Muscle Spasms and Trigger Points

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Muscle Spasms and Trigger Points

Trigger points are known areas which spasm within a muscle. These tight spots may also be known as knots in your muscles. When pressed they can be very tender and may even refer pain to other areas of the body. They can even mimic symptoms of more serious conditions such as Sciatica and can also be the cause of some headaches. The cause of trigger point formation is unknown but it may be overuse, stress, poor posture, or injury that can make them worse. If there is dysfunction in your muscles they will often test weak when specifically tested.

Muscle spasms can happen either to protect your body from further injury or it may happen in the form of a cramping sensation if you are low in magnesium. Magnesium is an important tissue salt which helps your muscles function. If you are prone to sweating and experience cramps or wrestles legs, it is possible your body may be low in magnesium. Back in Balance offers magnesium and also a range of practitioner standard supplements.