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Is It Harder To Gain Back Muscle After Atrophy
Depends: Muscles atrophy for different reasons. If the atrophy is from say being in a cast for 3 months, the muscles should come back fine with exercise and just routine daily activities like walking if it is a leg muscle. If the muscle has atrophied because of a nerve injury or an injury to the brain or spinal cord, the recovery of this muscle is much more sketchy; it may not recover. ...Read more
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
Pulled back muscle. Added nsaid ice muscle relaxer. Pain now worst going to hip and down leg. Hard to walk at times. Pulled or torn?
Lower back muscle strain. Better to lie on hard surface or bed for quicker recovery? Pain when sit, stand or walk. Bed rest for how long?
Not hard: For lower back pain latest advisory is avoid hard mattress & tend towards a medium between hard & soft for more even support for spine between shoulders & hips; enabling a fetal position, which might be most comfortable. But with this problem, which can be more than nagging, do whatever works to reduce pain. Some like lying on couch with head flat & legs up on farthest armrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excersize: You start excersizing , that will build you musles up. ...Read more
I hurt a lower back muscle when i fell down some steps i went to the ER after 2 days and got 800mg of ibrupofen but i'm still in pain what do I do ?
Tincture of time. : If you had x-rays of the affected area and all was well then you probably just need tincture of time and continued Ibuprofen use. Sometimes a muscle relaxant or the addition of Acetaminophen to your regimen can help. Getting up and trying to remain as active as possible is important as well. ...Read more
Can the tens unit build back muscle in the neck after an injury(whiplash). It sure helps me with the pain. I was just curious what it was doing.
"i had 1st interspinous ligament inflamation@9cm below c7, healed after 6 month meds course. Now i stretch back muscle daily when I should stop/taper?
Depends : On why you got the inflation if it was due to injury then once it heals you will do fine generally takes 6-10 weeks to heal but if it was due to unknown reason then my recommendation will be to continue your stretching routine there is no harm and it will keep your back flexible and hopefully free of pain good luck. ...Read more
Upper-back muscle strain after 2 month of rest still not cured. Pain and a small swallowed bumb in the area of injury. What shall i do?
How do you know if you have muscle atrophy? Will you feel weakness, or can it present as pain in back and joints?
After 2 weeks, i think I've recovered from knee swell n lower left back muscle spasm. What are the concerns if i want to continue cycling?
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
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