2. Common Causes of Lockjaw

While it may seem meaningless, some common cause of lockjaw are dust, dirt,  animal droppings, open wounds, cuts, and rusty nails. A bacteria is transmitted called Clostridium tetani. Once inside the human body, it quickly spreads to the central nervous system and produces a toxic substance called tetanospasmin. This substance begins to block nerve signals to the spinal cord and the muscles throughout the body. This bacteria is resistant to high heat.

Common Causes of Lockjaw


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