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Dr. Phil Chen
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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. 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. 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. Peter Kurzweil
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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. 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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Dr. Randy Stevens
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What i want to know can a large amount of lipomas over the lumbar erector spinae groups cause excessive pelvic interior?

What i want to know can a large amount of lipomas over the lumbar erector spinae groups cause excessive pelvic interior?

Unlikely: You notice a lot of lipomas. If you have pelvic interior lipoma it can be malignant. This will be a large liposarcoma. It can be seen on ct scan. They require removal. Lipomas on the back shouldn't cause interior pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Tamler
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