Condition: Can result from something as simple as sneezing, everyday movements, or muscle pulls or strains. Also a charley horse, during which tissue contracts, producing sudden and intense pain.
Symptoms: Stiffness and back pain sometimes accompanied by muscle spasms. Severe pulling and pain in the muscle region, caused by inadequate blood supply to the affected area, normally in the calf muscle.
Treatment: Variety of treatments including rest, relaxation, aspirin, exercise and physical therapy. Accompany the above with George Washington Carver (GWC) Rubbing Oil 3 times/day, along with a 30 minute hot soak 3 times/week. Rubbing with GWC Rubbing Oil stimulates blood flow. Stretch and extend the muscle. Gently straighten the limb while rubbing GWC Rubbing Oil in the cramped area.