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Doctor insights on: Paraspinal Muscle Strain

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Could a muscle strain be serious?

Could a muscle strain be serious?

Yes: If the strain was bad the muscle will ruptur and may need surgery to repiar.

Muscle (Definition)

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 to treat muscle strain?

How to treat muscle strain?

Rest: Muscle requires rest to give it a chance to heal and recover. Icing to reduce edema and inflammation is helpful, anti-inflammatories can reduce inflammation and decrease discomfort and gentle stretching can prevent cramps and reduce potential scaring.

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How can I treat my back muscle strain?

How can I treat my back muscle strain?

Rest and stretching: Back strain can be treated with rest, activity modification, moist heat, gentle stretching. Sometimes you may require NSAID medications as long as there are no contraindications to do so such as medication allergy, gastric and cardiac disease. If you are experiencing painful muscle spasm a muscle relaxant maybe required. As you pain resolves you can begin a rehabilitation program.

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Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Serratus anterior: A muscle strain on your torso/flank area may be from injury to the overriding serratus anterior mucle. An injury to the actual rib could also cause pain with breathing. If pain not improving within a day or two since onset, you should be evaluated by your physician. Radiographs may be indicated.

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Is there a way to overcome muscle strain quicker?

Is there a way to overcome muscle strain quicker?

discipline/support: Usually getting better within a few weeks, with proper: rest, elevation, ice. If getting worse at anytime, you should be re-evaluated by your physician. If not getting better after a few weeks, you should be re evaluated. Low dose antiinflamitory medications maybe helpful. However, long term use of antiinflamitory medications may have some risk, that you will need to discuss with you doctor. See.

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How to tell if it's muscle strain or appendicitis?

How to tell if it's muscle strain or appendicitis?

Difficult: To tell sometimes, because appendicitis symptoms are varied. Usually, nausea and vomiting precedes pain in appendicitis, whereas if it is pain of musculoskeletal origin, it is the other way around. The only way to know for certain is with a ct scan, . And even they can't tell. You should go to er if you have right lower quadrant abd pain with nausea and vomiting.

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How long does it take to get over a muscle strain?

How long does it take to get over a muscle strain?

DEPENDS ON THE: Location, size of muscle anf type of injury that caused it, but usually 4-6 weeks.

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What can I do to prevent muscle strain when lifting?

What can I do to prevent muscle strain when lifting?

Bend at the knees.: Bending at the waist when lifting is a sure fire way to strain your back...Eventually. Bend at th knees, one in front of other, and limit the weight to 10 pounds:).

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How does a muscle strain feel compared to a torn muscle?

How does a muscle strain feel compared to a torn muscle?

Stretching: A muscle strain is an excessive stretching of the muscle fibers. A partial tearing of muscle fibers might be difficult to differentiate from a strain, where as a complete tear would result in a probable impairment of function. The tear might be felt.

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When will a muscle strain in the lower back stop causing pain?

When will a muscle strain in the lower back stop causing pain?

See details: Generally acute strain will last 3-6 weeks. However, low back pain in a young male has other causes. Have yourself screened for spondylitis.

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I have a muscle strain in my back very painful feels like it's not healing after 5 days how long should I expect it to take?

10-14 days: Most muscular strains of the back should be completely resolved by 10-14 days. If it does not get better at that point, or if the pain starts going down the leg, then it suggests something else may be going on, such as a disc herniation. Consider being seen. Thank you.

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Why would you get muscle strain now and again in my body top to bottom and everytime you move your head it hurts what's causing this?

Why would you get muscle strain now and again in my body top to bottom and everytime you move your head it hurts what's causing this?

It's common and: Normal to get aches and pains while we r still alive. All these will disappear when we are buried 6 feet below the ground. Have fun my friend and enjoy life. Engage in sports and watch comedy shows. God bless u!

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How do I treat a muscle strain?

Various things: Acutely, cold (ice) can reduce the swelling and discomfort. Later on, heat may feel better. A short period of rest is okay, but gentle stretching and exercise after a few days is okay unless the strain is severe. Over the counter pain relievers may help the discomfort. If these fail or the pain is severe, see your primary provider or sports specialist.

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How do I know if I have muscle strain?

See below: You will usually have pain on motion and the area of the muscle will feel swollen

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Can stretching help reduce muscle strain?

Absolutely: Proper warmup and stretching should be part of your excercise regimen.

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How to cure acute muscle strain without meds?

Easy: Hot and cold water. Repeated change. Works for me and a lot of other people I know. The secret is very cold and very hot. From my point of view. But there may be better ways. Good luck

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What should you do about a butt muscle strain?

Rest and NSAIDs: Treat all sprains and strains with "rice" - rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Nsaids include Ibuprofen adn naproxyn. Muscle strains can take 6-12 weeks to heal. This is a large muscle so it will probably take closer to 10-12 weeks. Pain in this area may be from piriformis syndrome or sciatica, a sign of a pinched nerve in your back. If symptoms persiste, see a doctor.

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