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A 56-year-old female asked:

Typically, how long a regiment of anti-inflammatory to help heal a sore back/hips caused from a backward twist with a 20lb weight in my hand?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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4-6 weeks: Antiinflammatory meds probably do not heal anything. They may simply provide some pain relief while the situation improves. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for an acute back sprain/strain to heal.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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