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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time Lower Back Strain

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How do I soothe lower back strain?

How do I soothe lower back strain?

Rest heat OTC meda: Generally most just get better with activity restriction and rest but one can apply heat or cold depending what feels best and take over the counter pills like tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if no medical reasons to not recommend these medications. ...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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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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Is it reasonable, standard care, to take prednisone for lower back strain +1 week?

Is it reasonable, standard care, to take prednisone for lower back strain +1 week?

Reasonable, yes: Depending on the amount of pain, cause of the pain, and other medical problems, a week of prednnisone is not unreasonable. ...Read more