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A 51-year-old female asked:

I fell &hurt my lower left side of my back. in the er, they said that nothing was broken, but i might've pulled or strain a muscle.what treatment is bes?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Fall: You need to rest and you may need a muscle relaxant and an antiinflammatory, i hope they gave you some prescriptions in the er otherwise see your doctor for them. Also if it has been less than 72 hours since your fall put ice packs on the area that hurts, if more put a heating pad.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
One option: Acupuncture can be an excellent for decreasing inflammation & pain & accelerating healing.

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