The painful condition commonly called a charley horse is the result of a muscle spasm that uncontrollably forces a muscle into contraction without allowing it to relax, according to the University of Maryland Medical Cen... More »

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Common causes for charley horses include overuse of a single muscle, insufficient blood flow to the muscle, nerve compression and inadequate stretching prior to exercise, according to Healthline. Other reasons include mu... More »

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The causes of a charley horse include muscle injury, dehydration, insufficient blood supply to the muscle and neck muscle stress, notes Healthline. Low blood potassium due to use of hypertension diuretics, and low levels... More »

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The causes of a charley horse include muscle injury, dehydration, insufficient blood supply to the muscle and neck muscle stress, notes Healthline. Low blood potassium due to use of hypertension diuretics, and low levels... More »

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Avoiding stress, exercising in extreme heat or cold and dehydration are possible preventative measures to avoid a muscle spasm, sometimes referred to as a charley horse, according to WebMD. Muscle spasms can also occur d... More »

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Home treatments for compression fracture located at L1/T12 include bed rest if the patient is elderly and taking medicines for pain, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The patient should also avoid s... More »

A lumbar fracture treated through nonsurgical methods can take up to three months to fully heal, states the University of Maryland Medical Center. If surgery is needed to repair the fracture, recovery can take longer. More »

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