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Possible causes of periodic upper back spasm-like pain that makes it nearly impossible to move for 2-3 days?

Possible causes of periodic upper back spasm-like pain that makes it nearly impossible to move for 2-3 days?

Multiple possible: Many possible reasons including referred pain from an ulcer or gastritis, gallbladder issues, kidney stones to actual back issues like muscular or disc issues especially if out if shape in terms of weight control, exercise and/or smoking which affects the stability of the spine. If this is a frequent enough problem, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hot or cold for back spasm?

Hot or cold for back spasm?

Both!: Initially cold to calm down the inflammation from the initial injury and then heat helps the muscle itself to relax. Ice is usually maximum benefit for the first 72 hours only. Try to eliminate the cause of the back spasm and avoid it in future. Avoid prolonged sitting, including working on a computer and driving. Avoid heavy lifting. Muscle relaxants and a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a back spasm to heal?

How long does it take for a back spasm to heal?

Usually days: For pure back spasm with no underlying injury, it takes less than 1 week. ...Read more

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Hello what do you do for a back spasm? It is debilitating

See the cause: Many reasons. If persistant would see your doc to see why. Metabolic and structural issues can cause. ...Read more

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I am suffering from back spasm and it is very painful continues pain is going on what should I have to do? This is happening since from last 2 months

I am suffering from back spasm and it is very painful continues pain is going on what should I have to do? This is happening since from last 2 months

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... If the pain goes up, it might be a refer pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How to treat a back spasm?

How to treat a back spasm?

Time, heat, rest and: Otc medication like tylenol (acetaminophen) as well as nsaids if no medical reasons not to use them . Massage may help as can acupuncture. Otherwise , if there is no resolution after a few days, then you may need an evaluation for a diagnosis and treatment specific to that diagnosis (like a diac herniation) with possible pt, medication, injections. Tens unit, etc. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more