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I strained my lower back muscles deadlifting. the pain is not sharp but is dull and annoying. how long will recovery take and how can i speed it up?

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Back strain: Recovery from a strain can take up to 6 weeks; take frequent walks, short jogging and drink plenty of fluids. Sometimes ultrasound and massage makes the pain go back more quickly; phase back into light workouts in 3-4 weeks and you should get better without too much else. Best of luck!

Answered 12/17/2016

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Dr. Thomas Dowling answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

In general, most : Back problems get better over time. Rarely do they persist even if they are more than muscular in nature. Most are better within weeks. If symptoms do not improve or progress, then see your doctor.

Answered 12/17/2016

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