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Doctor insights on: Erector Spinae Muscle Pain

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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 a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

Poss Canker sore: If it has recently surfaced it could be an apthous ulcer(canker sore). In that location they can be quite painful. If it lasts greater that 10 days have a dentist look at it! ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range of motion massage
Once
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Swollen glands, painful neck, headaches, muscle ache. What is wrong?

Swollen glands, painful neck, headaches, muscle ache. What is wrong?

Flu-like illness: Probably a viral or flu-like illness. If it persists see s a doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Rest the injured muscle
once
Wear a splint or brace to support the limb
once
Ice, or alternate heat and ice, on the extremity
30 min, 3x day for 2 weeks
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen only if unbearable pain at rest
2x day
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Why do I have sore/painful muscle ache i've had for 3 or 4 weeks?

Why do I have sore/painful muscle ache i've had for 3 or 4 weeks?

More info: I/we need much more information to provide you with a potential answer. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Apply ice
3x day
Take motrin 3x/day
3x day
Rest the muscles that hurt
daily
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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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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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