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Mid Back Muscle Strain Treatment
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
Yes: Chiropractic techniques can relieve pain from restricted spinal movement, often seen in reaction to muscle strain or injury to a leg which changes your walk. A ligament injury (connecting bones, affecting stability) can worsen with chiropractic treatment and set off more muscle spasms and pain. Your response to chiropractic treatment can help guide medical treatment, if required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slipped disc, pinch nerve or muscle strain? I have 3 days lower back mild pressure in one point in the hip near spine. On difen b12 and muscle relaxer
Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?
TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?
Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more
Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.
Depends where your: scoliosis is located? It can affect the back muscles above and below it to cause muscle strain. MFTP Tx and massage are only temporizing measures. Your best bet is to see a NMM/ OMT Dr. (DO, Doctor of osteopathic medicine), who is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist to help you evaluate the degree of scoliosis, if it's a double scoliosis, and help decompress your spine and muscle strains. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can spondylosis cause muscle tension? Can the pain from spondylosis cause chronic muscle tension in my shoulders and upper arms?
Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?
Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle relaxant or antiflammatory for stiff painful back due to arthritis of back and spinal stenosis. Also muscle spasms?
Woke up with very painful muscle strain in right upper back near ribs... Will heat application help loosen the muscle?
Can cervical disc buldge in c4-c6 with narrowing cause upper back pain cramp radiating to chest and left arm? Pain in back is like charlie horse.
Can piriformis sydrome cause sharp stabbing pain in lower back more to side area of back when twisting to the side plus muscle spasms in back at night?
Yes: Piriformis syndrome describes the set of symptoms that can occur from an abnormal piriformis muscle/tendon. The piriformis begins in the pelvis and inserts on the hip and can cause back , hip, and buttock pain as well as pain that runs down the leg. ...Read more
Stretching pain when arching back, right hand side of diaphragm/stomach area eventually radiates to lower back. Pulled muscle? Something more serious?
Musculoskeletal: A young female with right sub costal pain that is intermittent and possibly positional, with hyperextension of the spine, needs to consider vertebral spine disorder like a facet joint condition with a referred pain pattern. Another common explanation is gallbladder disorder. Feverishness and/or constancy of symptoms would arouse concern for urgent evaluation. A doctor can discern. ...Read more
Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?
Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Can reversed lordotic alignment of the cervical spine cause moderate to severe pain and muscle spasms between the shoulder blades?
Possibly: This is something that radiologists comment on as well as chiropractors. The cervical spine should have a normal lordotic curve. If the neck is straight or reversed in X-ray this could be normal for a patient but us abnormal statistically. You really cannot diagnose the source of pain from X-ray or MRI. If the symptoms have persisted greater than two weeks then it is time to see your Doc. ...Read more
During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?
REST AND HEAT: if you just did it ice will work better to minimize the damage in the muscle. after that, rest and heat is the key to overcome the spasm in the muscle that causing the pain. you can do some stretching exercise to the muscle as well. have some body apply icy hot on the area as well. take aleve, (naproxen) or naprosen, it works better than ibuprofen on muscle. good luck ...Read more
Painful muscular type pain in my mid back for 3 days. hurts to the touch and very painful to sneeze. Active but no new exercise. Likely muscle strain?
Probably: Given your age, about 70% of all cases of acute back pain are self limited and due to "myofascial" irritation/strain. Sometimes sneezing can aggravate pain if there is a small tear of the outer coating of the disc capsule but even so there is an excellent chance of total resolution. Stay active, lift using your legs ( don't bend your back forward) and consider ice packs/OTC NSAID for 3-7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Given 60mg shot of toradol in ER for acute mid back pain.Xray clear,dx muscle strain.Shot didn't help at all, extreme fatigue and confusion after?
Yesterday morning i stretched my arms up and immediately felt extreme pain on left side mid back. Strained muscle? Still hurts often going into arm?
Probably not muscle: It is unlikely that a muscle strain is causing radiating arm pain. The pain description you have given is more consistent with a cervical spine (neck) issue. Fortunately, it is very acute and likely to improve spontaneously. You can take over-the-counter medications and apply heat or ice. If the symptoms persist, worsen or become disabling, see your physician for more testing and treatment. ...Read more
Suggestions to eleviate full mid back muscle spasms each morning? Ive tried stretching, jacuzzi,Aleeve, massage etc non injury related.
Epsom salts: Try taking a warm soaking bath in Epsom Salts (Magnesium sulfate), 1/2 to 1 cup in the bath water. Magnesium is the best muscle relaxer. It may take multiple baths to treat the muscle spasms. Make sure that you are drinking enough water to keep your urine pale yellow to clear. ...Read more
I have been having painful mid back muscle spasms.I think?It just came on out of the blue two days ago.I'm not really active so what is this?
Non specific symptom: Just to illustate the range of causes abnormal posture can be a cause--scolisis, back sprain, internal organs like kidney and pancreas can cause lbp and cause you to spasm your muscle as a protective reflex - simple radiculitis from diabetes, shingles -then of course problems with disc--if persist need exam by doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the possible reason for a mid back muscle pain at left side?not the backbone. it hurts when sitting on a chair and hand lifting.
Varies: There are a number of potential causes of back pain on one side rather than in the midline, these can include a facet joint, sacroiliac joint, or disc herniation problem; or potentially a back problem that has caused a unilateral spasm. Don't hesitate to be seen. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?
I am about 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and since yesterday have had a little bit of back ache/ pain like a pulled muscle feeling/ mid back. Is this normal?
Not unusual: Back and leg pain are common during pregnancy, though usually low back. Midback can occur, whether or not you are pregnant. Do not take medicine unless approved by your obstetrician. You can continue exercise, activity. Heat or cold may help. Talk to your primary or your OB if it persists or worsens. ...Read more
I woke up this past Sat a.m. with what I thought was a pulled muscle on the left side of my mid back;now has radiated to upper abdomen.
This sounds like-: -it follows a thoracic nerve root. If extremely painful & you have not had a shingles's vaccination, this could be the cause. Intercostal nerves are higher in the back, & follow the ribs, so it would be in a lower location in the abdomen. If a painful rash follows, its shingles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having mid/lower back pain. Now the pain after a week its starting to move into hip/buttocks after a car wreak. Thoughts besides muscle strain?
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hv marrow edema in D10 vert on MRI, I hv no history of trauma or infection, i have pain in my mid back phys told it is injry. what treatment i take?
Marrow edema: Marrow edema is nonspecific and can be caused by numerous abnormalities. The treatment would be for the underlying cause of the edema. It sounds like your physician thinks it is traumatic in nature. If you don't recall any trauma, you may have low bone density(osteoporosis) which can result in fractures with no or minimal trauma. Speak with your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more
I am suffering from marrow edema in D10 vertebrae, i have no history of trauma or infection, i have pain in my mid back. what treatment should i take?
Diagnose First: The cause of the problem needs to be identified before a treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
Can try heat or cold: Treatment for mid-thoracic pain should start with non-steroidals like ibuprofen and some rest. See if heat or ice makes it better. If none of these modalities help then I would see your physician who may prescribe physical therapy or a chiropractor. If indicated plain X-rays may be ordered. If your pain radiates toward the front of your abdomen then a MRI is needed. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Left mid back pain when moving and taking deep breathe. No known significant injury. Came on suddenly. What could it be and what is treatment?
Left mid back pain: Could be from colon constipation, musculoskeletal or costochondritis could be pneumonia, gastritis, rarely gallbladder ( that is usually on right) ovary/vaginitis( I have seen this) referred to back or kidney. rarely could be clot in lung F/u today with doctor urgent care need to check for UTI and insure not clot especially if on BCP ...Read more
What causes persistent (several months) burning l mid abd pain migrating to l mid back area even though I completed an h pylori treatment?
Ulcer treatment pain: Although the burning is most suggestive of an ulcer there are a variety of potential other causes including splenic or pancreatic sources. It is most likely related to the ulcer and the very first thing to do is schedule a follow up endoscopy to ensure a satsifactory response to the h. Pylori. You may not have had a complete response and may require a second round of antibiotics. ...Read more
Have been having upper-mid back pain with right arm pain, xray showed mild scoliosis and mild spondylosis. I'm 29 f, what does this mean? Treatment?
Nerve irritation,MRI: Arm pain with scoliosis and upper back pain suggests a bulging disc in the lower cervical spine. If the arm pain is significant, an MRI scan will help resolve the problem. If the disc is bulging or degenerate, physical therapy and an exercise program along with anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or alleve should be first step. Spondylosis means degeneration of the discs in spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm in unbareable pain I have scoloisis knots start at mid back n low back pain.butt.hip.leg.feet.neck pain.what kind of treatment is there for it?
Scoliosis: How long have you been dealing with the pain? What you done for muscle pain before? You need to consult a physician for physical exam to exclude neuropathy or other pathologies and likely get started on muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and analgesics as well as referral to physical therapy. ...Read more
20yo:Sharp mid-back pain & numb/pins&needles in feet. MRI: bulging disc, schmorls node & mod. DDD @ T11. Causes/Treatment? DO, DC & PT haven't helped.
Low back pain: What you describe is consistent with degenerative disc disease. There are many cause as well as multiple treatment options. I usually recommend physical therapy with possible local ultrasound therapy to the lower back. In severe cases, you will physician may recommend steroid injections. I recommend following up with a back specialist. ...Read more
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