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How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

See below: Most minor muscle strains will go away on there own. Heat, gentle stretching, tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatories can be helpful for many. Important not to spend too much time laid up in bed as this does not help. If the pain is severe and debilitating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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How can I get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back?

How can I get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back?

Stretching, modality: Learning a good stretching regimine for your back is the foundation of good back health. Also making sure you have good back support when you sit and good shock absorbing shoes. Use of modalities such as ice, heat or electrical stimuation therapy (tens) are also helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of muscle knots in my upper back?

How can I get rid of muscle knots in my upper back?

Concentrate: Do exercises such a spull ups whichwork that area of the body. That should help a loty ...Read more

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How to get rid of lower back pain?

How to get rid of lower back pain?

It will go away.: Most back pain especially for a young person like you is self-limiting and will heal itself. But just like any injury in any other part of the body, you must give it time and take care of it. Avoid activity that hurts your back, take over-the-counter pain medications as needed, ice or heat, and don't lay in bed all day. If pain persists for more than a week or is very bad, go see your physician. ...Read more

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How to treat a pulled muscle in back side of leg?

First 72 hrs,ice 20: 20min every 4hrs, then alternate heat with ice.Gentle stretching, not min q 4 hrs, gentle stretch, no bouncing.Antiinflamatories or Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok for pain.Resume walking slowly, always gently warm up, stationary bike is good.If not slowly improving over 2 wks, or have a set back, see ur doc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of muscle pains in your back?

Stretch and Exercise: You should stretch daily and exercise your back muscles regularly to keep your body functioning optimally. This works for the great majority of people with back pain. Anti-inflammatories are helpful too so consider taking fish oil supplements over the counter in that they have anti-inflammatory action. As always, see your doctor before taking any supplement, etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hamstring pain in my legs?

How to get rid of hamstring pain in my legs?

Stretching: Work with your coach or at your gym to learn how to properly stretch your hamstrings. Consider acupuncture. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of muscle cramp in the calf?

How do you get rid of muscle cramp in the calf?

Calf cramp: Calf cramps can be relieved with ice pack, massage, forced flexion (not extension), extra salt, extra calcium, extra potassium -- plus rest. ...Read more

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How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

Rest, ice: Usually the best thing to do is rest the area and use ice to decrease the spasm. For more difficult cases, other treatments including physical therapy, massage, muscle relaxants and trigger point injections can help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of muscle strain in my arms?

Rest: The best initial treatment for most muscle strains are resting for a period of days, icing initially after the injury, medicines like Ibuprofen and gentle stretching after the pain has improved. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pain in neck shoulder and upper back?

How to get rid of pain in neck shoulder and upper back?

Ice, rest massage: Ice packs, rest and massage and antiinflammatories can be very helpful. You might need physical therapy but first an evaluation with a doctor to make sure you have no neurological findings. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

NSAID & massage: Try a course of NSAIDs followed by deep tissue massage. Of course, if you have serious symptoms or it doesn't get better, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a slipped disc in my back lower right side of my back. Hurts to move in certain ways

How can I tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a slipped disc in my back lower right side of my back.  Hurts to move in certain ways

Back: While both can cause pain in your back slipped discs very commonly also cause nerve pinch type symptoms with pain radiating down the leg. Ultimately, an evaluation from your doctor and perhaps an MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this pain in the back left upper region of waist?

How can I get rid of this pain in the back left upper region of waist?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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How long will you have pain in the back of neck because of musle spasm?

How long will you have pain in the back of neck because of musle spasm?

Varies: Back/neck pain can take days to truly overcome depending on the severity and treatment. Most pain from muscle spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. Immediate flare-ups should continue to improve. ...Read more

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Ouch! how can I get rid of painful spasms in my lower leg muscles?

Ouch! how can I get rid of painful spasms in my lower leg muscles?

Check H20 intake: You need to check your water intake and increase it. Make sure you are getting enough potassium in your diet like a banana per day or vitamins. Stretching exercises are important also. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this tightness in the back of neck?

How do I get rid of this tightness in the back of neck?

If there's no injury: you are young and it's likely chronic strain...possibly from texting, body building, or other muscular movement. First stop or cut way down on anything that seems to cause or aggravate the tightness. Next is to apply heat, preferably moist, for 15-10 minutes as often as you can, at least 4x daily. One supplement that might help is Magnesium. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can't hurt. Next step is rx muscle relaxant ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more