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Dr. Martin Tamler
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Muscle (Definition)

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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I have severe pain in what i think is my erector spinae...? The muscle(s) will contract and get very stiff and won't relax for hours. Causes/cures?

I have severe pain in what i think is my erector spinae...? The muscle(s) will contract and get very stiff and won't relax for hours. Causes/cures?

Musculoskeletal pain: You are describing significant pain and spasm in your back muscle. This is almost always related to primary muscular strain. It does not sound like a disc problem. Stretching, heat and massage would all be helpful. If you're doing some athletic activity or workout, this may be aggravating your back. Be careful with proper lifting mechanics. Do you have a new mattress? Pillow between legs at night. ...Read more

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Dr. Phil Chen
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Dr. Ayo Adu
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How to heal a pulled erector spinae? How long should it take?

How to heal a pulled erector spinae? How long should it take?

Rest: This is a group of muscles that are responsible for extending the back and maintaining posture. As such, it can take a bit longer than other muscle groups to heal after a strain. It should still not take more than 2-4 weeks for a simple strain. ...Read more

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Dr. Zachary Levine
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Trauma to lower backresulting in multiple lumps just above the si jointover the erector spinae group and lumbarcausing me to lean forward?

Trauma to lower backresulting in multiple  lumps just above the si jointover the erector spinae group and lumbarcausing me to lean forward?

Back spasm: The lumps may be the bony prominences in this area or can be a muscle spasm. If your pain is persistent and radiates down a leg, imaging may be needed to help with diagnosis. The leaning forward is a way of decompressing the spinal canal. This may take pressure off a nerve root. If leaning back exacerbates pain, i recommend seeing your doctor and possible imaging. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Colbert
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Deep lipomas removed from over each erector spinae set in the lower lumbar is it normal for glutes and ql muslce to be so tight

Lipoma: It is not unusual for tightness after surgery over our on muscle fascia. Back lipomas are usually deep and closely associated with the muscle fascia. Tightness after removing them should resolve by 2-3 months if not sooner. If it continues beyond that you should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Which nerve innervates the erector spinae?

Which nerve innervates the erector spinae?

Erector spinae nerve: The nerve supply of the erector spinae muscles arises from the posterior branches of the spinal nerves. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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78 grams of lipomas removed from lower back on each side over erector spinae group deep intramuscular are jp drains necessary on both sides thank you?

78 grams of lipomas removed from lower back on each side over erector spinae group deep intramuscular are jp drains necessary on both sides thank you?

A choice: The surgeon will want to empty the space to advance approximation and healing. If very bloody, then aspiration of hematoma can reduce infection and bruising. Several surgical decisions. Jp are closed system, in contrast to an open external drain. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Wang
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Muscle pain is a symptom where a person has acute or chronic pain in one or more muscle groups, that can be due to a variety of causes ...Read more


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