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Doctor insights on: Feel Like I Have Had A Muscle Tear In Upper Back For Weeks

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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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Have bad posture and knots in back ,last night I had like a pulsing feeling in my back and shoulder not sure if it was a muscle spasm?

Have bad posture and knots in back ,last night I had like a pulsing feeling in my back and shoulder not sure if it was a muscle spasm?

Trigger Points : Have someone give you a back rub with a finger knuckle. If they can find discrete areas if muscle pain and spasm these are called trigger points. Get a massage, some physical therapy, or find a doctor who does trigger point injections. ...Read more

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Having some pretty bad upper back pain and im also feeling pain in my chest for the past 10 hours should i be concerned or did i just pull a muscle?

Having some pretty bad upper back pain and im also feeling pain in my chest for the past 10 hours should i be concerned or did i just pull a muscle?

In your age group: Serious conditions like heart attacks are unlikely, but you need an evaluation by a physician to make a diagnosis. It could still be something bad like a blood clot, gallbladder disease, stomach ulcer. Get checked out! ...Read more

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I believe i strained or pulled a muscle in my shoulder its been several weeks and I have a cramping pain in and around the area what should I do?

Spine nerve irritate: You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. In that situation, you usually have tight muscle. ...Read more

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I have had a pulling feeling in the back of my legs running from hips to feet for 2 days. Am I just dehydrated? I had a headache a couple times as wel

I have had a pulling feeling in the back of my legs running from hips to feet for 2 days. Am I just dehydrated? I had a headache a couple times as wel

Pull hips to feet: May be sicatica or iliotibial band syndrome if on the side of the hip . Try motrin if no allergic, ice 10 minute alternate with warm soaks, massage . rest if very active x 2-3 days. Rarely can be clot, or ovarian / pelvic lesion, rarely could be beginnning shingles, Keep hydrated. F/U w/doc can get muscle relaxant and PT referral ...Read more

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I had a C-section a week and 2 days ago I am have horrible lower back pain and also having a hard time with bowel movements. What could it be?

I had a C-section a week and 2 days ago I am have horrible lower back pain and also having a hard time with bowel movements. What could it be?

Many possibilities: Low back pain and constipation 9 days after a cesarean. Constipation is common after a cesarean, due to pain meds and not moving as much. Make sure you are using a good stool softener such as senna and drinking lots of water. Back pain could be from constipation, bladder/kidney infection, soreness from where epidural or spinal was. Call your doc and get seen. ...Read more

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I hurt my back at work felt a pull no pain for about a min then I had severe spasms I have a very sore area when touched in lower back pulled muscle?

I hurt my back at work felt a pull no pain for about a min then I had severe spasms I have a very sore area when touched in lower back  pulled muscle?

Most low back pain: Most low back pain is muscular. Best treatment is relative rest, antiinflammatory medications, and ice for now. It should improve with time (usually days and weeks, not months); if not, seek evaluation. ...Read more

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I fell today and having pain in my upper left stomach. I have had a swollen spleen before from mono. Should I get checked out of give it a few days?

I fell today and having pain in my upper left stomach. I have had a swollen spleen before from mono. Should I get checked out of give it a few days?

Exam needed: An enlarged spleen is often boggy and susceptible to easy bruising and bleeding. This can act like a sponge and continue to bleed. You should be examined by a physician, undergo a careful abdominal evaluation and have a blood test to check for dropping red blood cell count. ...Read more

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I am about 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and since yesterday have had a little bit of back ache/ pain like a pulled muscle feeling/ mid back. Is this normal?

I am about 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and since yesterday have had a little bit of back ache/ pain like a pulled muscle feeling/ mid back. Is this normal?

Not unusual: Back and leg pain are common during pregnancy, though usually low back. Midback can occur, whether or not you are pregnant. Do not take medicine unless approved by your obstetrician. You can continue exercise, activity. Heat or cold may help. Talk to your primary or your OB if it persists or worsens. ...Read more

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I have a back pain for four days now. My back and neck are stiff and i get a pulling sensation in my neck going down. I also have a little chest pain.

I have a back pain for four days now. My back and neck are stiff and i get a pulling sensation in my neck going down. I also have a little chest pain.

Rest: At 19 years old, this is probably muscular. I would try rest, heat, massage, anti inflammatories. If symptoms continue, try to find factors that make it better and worse and see your doctor. ...Read more

Muscle Tear (Definition)

The muscle is actually torn or ripped through. It can come with trauma, certain medications such as statins can contribute to it, and can be associated with elevated muscle ...Read more