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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?

Rest, water: Rest them, get a massage, and drink plenty of water. Typically muscles should heal within a week if you do those things. Not improving....See your doctor. ...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.

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

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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?

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

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What could be the cause of sore and itchy upper back muscles ?

What could be the cause of sore and itchy upper back muscles ?

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

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How to relive gas pain? The pain feels like a muscle is pulled in my upper back area

How to relive gas pain? The pain feels like a muscle is pulled in my upper back area

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

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10 years of physical labour. Have chronically over stretched upper back muscles. Can these muscles take years to fully heal ?

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

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My dr. Told me my back muscles are tight and that's what causes my upper back to hurt. What can I do to help loosen these muscles?

Tight back muscles: Stretching exercises e.g. Gentle yoga would probably be of benefit to you. Also check your posture standing and sitting. Also check how you work with computer etc. ...Read more

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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 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?

Ok to try: Gentle massage along with mild anti inflammatory is fine in short term. Can also try alternate heat and icing. If doesn't improve over 5-7 days you get formal exam. ...Read more

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Can even light theraband exercise on overstretched upper back muscles cause burning that has lasted for around 5 days. Trying to strengthen muscles.

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

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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