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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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How do I treat a pulled back muscle? The muscle is on the inside of the shoulder blade.

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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How do I treat a pulled back muscle? The muscle is on the inside of the shoulder blade.

Evaluate first: While muscle strain under or next to the shoulder blade is possible, you might also have neurologic issues with the cervical spine. You should ask you family doctor if the pain persists more than several days. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Louis Reznick
Board Certified, Family Medicine
46 years in practice
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How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

Dr. Louis Reznick
Board Certified, Family Medicine
46 years in practice
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How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

Exercise: Leave your knees on the floor face down while doing pushups. This stretches the musclews of the back. Ice is also nice to apply. Ben gay also works well. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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Pulled back muscle, is this it? What are the symptoms?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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Pulled back muscle, is this it? What are the symptoms?

Not enough info!: Can't answer your question as written resubmit! ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
13 years in practice
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Pulled back muscle 3 years ago in the gym. Have been doin physio to no avail. Back pain persists in the lower and middle back. Feel fatigue?

Dr. Craig Morton
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
13 years in practice
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Pulled back muscle 3 years ago in the gym. Have been doin physio to no avail. Back pain persists in the lower and middle back. Feel fatigue?

See below: There are many causes of low back pain. The most common cause is usually related to degenerative changes to the discs or joints of the lower spine. It is common for this type of arthritis to be worse in the morning and improve throughout the day. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks be sure to see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Kevin Watson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Pulled back muscle. Added nsaid ice muscle relaxer. Pain now worst going to hip and down leg. Hard to walk at times. Pulled or torn?

Dr. Kevin Watson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Pulled back muscle. Added nsaid ice muscle relaxer. Pain now worst going to hip and down leg. Hard to walk at times. Pulled or torn?

Sciatica?: Could be sciatica. If you have burning pain, numbness, or tingling it is likely nerve irritation/inflammation from your low back. Get it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Use condom and bcp.sex 2 days before period,got period. Pulled back muscle,on ibuprofen. Have abdominal pain comes on suddenly. Preg?nxt period 5 days

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Use condom and bcp.sex 2 days before period,got period. Pulled back muscle,on ibuprofen. Have abdominal pain comes on suddenly. Preg?nxt period 5 days

Pregnancy unlikely: However, it can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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I pulled my back muscle while i was coughing. Are there any remedies to reduce pain?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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I pulled my back muscle while i was coughing. Are there any remedies to reduce pain?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain may be treated with rest, then with medications such as acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories including aspirin. These things get beter with time but can be very painful initially. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
34 years in practice
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Have never pulled a back muscle, but think maybe I just did last night. Center of middle back. How to tell if pulled, and what can I do to fix it?

Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
34 years in practice
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Have never pulled a back muscle, but think maybe I just did last night. Center of middle back.  How to tell if pulled, and what can I do to fix it?

Rest, ice: I would in general take it easy i would use ice on the affected area along with mild nsaids i would not exercise until the symptoms resolve if the problem persists more than a few days, i would see an orthopedist for an exam and possible workup. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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What are the best workouts to strengthen the lower traps? I am a baseball player and currently lacking the back muscle strength to increase velocity

Dr. Clarence Grim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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What are the best workouts to strengthen the lower traps? I am a baseball player and currently lacking the back muscle strength to increase velocity

Strengthen traps: i would talk to your coach and trainer as they know what muscles you may need to work on. ...Read more

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
11 years in practice
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Last week I think I pulled a back muscle and it is still bothering me. How long should I not stress it? I.e.working out

Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
11 years in practice
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Last week I think I pulled a back muscle and it is still bothering me. How long should I not stress it? I.e.working out

It can take up to: 6 weeks to fully heal. Pay attention to proper body mechanics, you can take NSAIDs if you have no contraindication to this like ulcer history etc. (ask your doctor), avoid strenuous activities till pain starts subsiding. No heavy lifting until then, if symptoms worsen, or persist after 4 weeks, or if you start experiencing weakness, numbness or tingling, then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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