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Doctor insights on: Middle Back Strain Symptoms

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


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What type of back strain needs medical attention?

What type of back strain needs medical attention?

Back Strain: Low back pain is a fact of life. Just about everybody will suffer from it sooner or later. One of the main causes of back pain, whether acute or chronic, is low back strain. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/low-back-strain ...Read more

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What are the chances of a back strain being permanent?

What are the chances of a back strain being permanent?

BACK STRAIN NO 4ever: A back strain is just that: a tear in the back musculature due to acute injury. Fortunately muscle strains usually heal very well without any complication. All that is required is rest, ice and/or heat (30 min. On/30 min. Off), back stretches, back excercises, tens unit, physical therapy or chiropractic care. There is a low chance of permanent problem otherwise we all would have 'back issues'. ...Read more

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How do I soothe lower back strain?

How do I soothe lower back strain?

Back Strain: Low back pain is a fact of life. Just about everybody will suffer from it sooner or later. One of the main causes of back pain, whether acute or chronic, is low back strain. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/low-back-strain ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a lower back strain?

What can you do to treat a lower back strain?

Back Strain: Low back pain is a fact of life. Just about everybody will suffer from it sooner or later. One of the main causes of back pain, whether acute or chronic, is low back strain. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/low-back-strain ...Read more

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On average, how long will a lower back strain last?

On average, how long will a lower back strain last?

Sprains and strains: Muscle pain in the neck or back after over-exercise or strain usually worsens the first couple days. Thereafter, symptoms usually improve daily. Healing time is proportional to the injury—minor strain should heal in a couple days, while a severe strain may take 6 weeks or more if a muscle tear resulted. So just ease back until pain subsides. That's your clue to rev back up. ...Read more

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Can my matress be the reason behind my back strain?

Can my matress be the reason behind my back strain?

It could be a source: Especially. If you feel symptoms after getting out of bed ; otherwise feel better during the rest of your day. A matress eventually will need to be replaced dependent on the quality ; how religious you are about rotating it as well as how heavy you are. Most will function well on average of 7-10 years. How you sleep in terms of position and length of sleep may also play a role. ...Read more

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I have a lower back strain that's been there for 4 years. I have grown to ignore it but should I do anything?

Have a checkup with: Your pcp and probably with an orthopod, 4 yrs is a long time for a strain to be still causing problems. It'll be good to have a diagnosis to ensure there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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Can a back strain cause chest discomfort??

Can a back strain cause chest discomfort??

See below: If the strani involver the upper back, the nerves from that area affect the chest. Pain in the muscles of the upper back can radiate around the front of the chest. If the pain in your chest seems to be independent of the back problem, then you need to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does ice help with acute lumbosacral back strain?

Does ice help with acute lumbosacral back strain?

Yes: For acute strain/sprain injuries, ice should be used in the first 48 hours to help reduce swelling and decrease pain. In chronic injuries, it should be used following exercises, this will help reduce inflammation. There is no need to apply the ice for longer than 20 minutes. ...Read more