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How To Work Out Upper Back Muscles Without Weights
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
How do you fix years of poor posture from computer work and stress/anxiety attacks? Upper back, shoulders, and intercoastal muscles have knots.
Work Stress: Consult with an exercise physiologist to create a plan to ease tension in your back and shoulders through exercises designed to help those particular areas. Also use the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website for ongoing support and up to date information on reducing stress. Best. ...Read more
Posture & strengthen: Sounds like you are suffering from myofascial pain. Freshly strained muscle needs time and rest, and take caution not to overstretch the affected area-- this means pay very close attention to your posture (esp sitting, driving, sleeping). Then begin gentle strengthening of the scapular retractor muscles. Use good biomechanics with any lifting, which could reinjure you. Maintain good posture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rest, heat, meds: Everyone reacts differently to pain. If it just occurred, sometimes icing the area helps decease swelling and pain. If it was days age, warm heat often helps relax the area and can cause some pain relief. Nsaids like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) can help with pain. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For more definitive tx, best wishes. ...Read more
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Not likely: There is no connection between your back muscles and the activity of swallowing. Call a GI doc and make an appointment. ...Read more
That should tell you: You have answered the question yourself. The body was not meant to remain hunched over like that for 13 hours. It is a symptom that you asked your muscles do do something too long and they are telling you. They are fatigued and overworked. Don't abuse your body like that and you will be much happier. ...Read more
Can pulling a muscle in your upper back trigger bronchospasm? Initial pain was muscle pull in back, then bronchospasms ensued (@pedi with hyper kid)
Concentrate: Do exercises such a spull ups whichwork that area of the body. That should help a loty ...Read more
Ice.: Apply an ice pack for 20 minutes. If you can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, that would help also. As you improve, gradually stretch your back muscles to restore range of motion. ...Read more
Need more info: Itchy can be from a rash, not drinking enough fluid, allergic reaction to something you are wearing, or just normal. Diet can also influence...Junk food processed foods, sodas, etc can create inflammatory conditions n the body. Sore can be from working out, using muscles in new ways.... If none of that fits and you are just sore then see your doc for more evaluation. ...Read more
Midback: Gas trapped in the esophagus may cause midback discomfort but usually there is associated discomfort in the anterior chest area as well. If there is recurrent upper or midback discomfort, I would suspect a musculoskeletal cause more than gas entrapment. It's best to have your physician evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more
10 years of physical labour. Have chronically over stretched upper back muscles. Can these muscles take years to fully heal ?
No, not if you can -: Go through a physiotherapy program to strengthen the back muscles ; improve the posture. I don't believe it'll take years to improve, but maybe 4-6 months, depending on how much effort you invest in your back's recovery. You are young and if well motivated, I am sure you'll be able to help yourself soon. Muscles get stretched but can recover very well, in months than in years. Good luck. ...Read more
I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming. Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?
I think something happened to my upper back muscles and left rib muscles. They hurt esp when bending down. Heartbeat clicks now too. What is this?
Muscle spasm: You may have pulled muscle. You may apply some OTC med like Bengay , If that does not help , see your doctor. ...Read more
Can even light theraband exercise on overstretched upper back muscles cause burning that has lasted for around 5 days. Trying to strengthen muscles.
It can. : 'muscle burn' occurs when you exercise strenuously enough to build muscle, and peaks at 24-72 hrs. It is caused by micro- tears in the muscle itself, which leads to the muscle to rebuild. If it lasts for 5 days, it means these micro-tears in your upper back are too overstretched and you will need to avoid mm strengthening exercise for about a week. Do light activities.Restart then every 2-3 days. ...Read more
As stated in previous question reg overstretched upper back muscles, would it be common for muscles to be burning after exercise for around a week ?
While doing shrugs in gym i think i tore mu upper back muscle as there was cracking sound, could any on please confirm the exact problem and solution?
Shrugs: Tearing a muscle is one of the most painful things you can imagine, and would not make a cracking sound. I suspect that if you are not in pain now and have normal range of motion and strength then it was more likely due to popping some ligamentous joints, similar to popping a knuckle. ...Read more
No: But other things could occur if acute pain in upper back does not resolve. ...Read more
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