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How do I treat a pulled back muscle? The muscle is on the inside of the shoulder blade.

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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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

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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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?

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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I pulled my back muscle while i was coughing. Are there any remedies to reduce pain?

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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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?

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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Can you pull a back muscle from coughing too much?

Can you pull a back muscle from coughing too much?

Unfortunately, yes: Severe coughing can easily lead to other problems including pulled muscle in the back or chest wall. The high pressures generated from coughing can lead to hoarse voice, irritation and more cough. Severe coughing can lead to vomiting. I had one patient who coughed so hard, she fractured a rib. Therefore, it's important to identify the cause of the cough and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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What's good for a pulled lower back muscle?

What's good for a pulled lower back muscle?

Ice,stretch,NSAID: I suggest stretching the muscles (look for child pose position online, it's a yoga position that helps open up the lower back muscles), also use ice and heat, 10 min ice, 10 min heat over the area. If your kidney and liver function is normal, you can also use over the counter anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen (advil/motrin) and aleve. Natural muscle relaxants are magnesium and serrapeptase. ...Read more

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What are some quick healing tips for a pulled lower back muscle?

Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Muscle strain is managed by resting the affecting muscle and avoiding movements that exacerbate the pain. You can also use ice application for the first two days, elastic wraps, and nsaids, like advil or aleve, supplemented with acetaminophen. ...Read more

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