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I pulled muscles in upper back doing weight training. What should I do to heal them?

I pulled muscles in upper back doing weight training.  What should I do to heal them?

First: rest: You should lay off any activities that cause discomfort until you feel better. You can use a med like Motrin or Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen). U can use ice or alternate ice and heat. If it is getting worse or not improving with rest then you should see a doc to get checked out. ...Read more

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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 do you fix years of poor posture from computer work and stress/anxiety attacks? Upper back, shoulders, and intercoastal muscles have knots.

Need OT: I am not sure you can fix you can avoid further harm ask your primary care to refer for occupational assesment occupationa therapist/ physical therapist can tach you proper position and exercise to keep right posture for your job. ...Read more

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How to heal muscle tears in the upper back ?

How to heal muscle tears in the upper back ?

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 more

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I tore my upper back muscles what can I do to ease the pain?

I tore my upper back muscles what can I do to ease the pain?

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

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How should I address the pain in my upper back muscle?

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

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Pain in my upper back when i swollow did i pull a muscle?

Pain in my upper back when i swollow did i pull a muscle?

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

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Pain in my upper back muscle when online 13 hours?

Pain in my upper back muscle when online 13 hours?

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

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Can pulling a muscle in your upper back trigger bronchospasm? Initial pain was muscle pull in back, then bronchospasms ensued (@pedi with hyper kid)

Can pulling a muscle in your upper back trigger bronchospasm? Initial pain was muscle pull in back, then bronchospasms ensued (@pedi with hyper kid)

Stress instead?: Being at the pediatrician with a hyper kid can be very stressful. Bronchospasm can be caused by many things including temperature changes, drafts, stress even laughter. More than likely the muscle strain is separate from the bronchospasm. ...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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I pulled a muscle in my upper back how do I get rid of it?

I pulled a muscle in my upper back how do I get rid of it?

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