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What's good for a pulled lower back muscle?

What's good for a pulled lower back muscle?

Ice,stretch,NSAID: I suggest stretching the muscles (look for child pose position online, it's a yoga position that helps open up the lower back muscles), also use ice and heat, 10 min ice, 10 min heat over the area. If your kidney and liver function is normal, you can also use over the counter anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen (advil/motrin) and aleve (naproxen). Natural muscle relaxants are magnesium and serrapeptase. ...Read more

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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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Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury. ...Read more

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What are some quick healing tips for a pulled lower back muscle?

What are some quick healing tips for a pulled lower back muscle?

Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Muscle strain is managed by resting the affecting muscle and avoiding movements that exacerbate the pain. You can also use ice application for the first two days, elastic wraps, and nsaids, like advil or aleve, (naproxen) supplemented with acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Strained lower back muscle in left side pain is intense so what is the best regime for it been out of work for 4 days with this?

Strained lower back muscle in left side pain is intense so what is the best regime for it been out of work for 4 days with this?

Depends call Dr.: I see you are on a muscle relaxer and pain killer. Are you also on a NSAID. An anti inflammatory? You may want to try a topical patch like Flector patch (diclofenac) and or Lidoderm patch they require prescriptions. Physical therapy can be very helpful. Modalities like ice and heat, tissue massage, Tens machine and hands on treatment regiments from the PT can help. Keep moving unless directed not to. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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How do I prevent frequent lower back muscle spasms?

How do I prevent frequent lower back muscle spasms?

Stretch and Exercise: You should stretch daily and exercise your back muscles regularly to keep your body functioning optimally. This works for the great majority of people with back pain. Anti-inflammatories are helpful too so consider taking fish oil supplements over the counter in that they have anti-inflammatory action. As always, see your doctor before taking any supplement, etc. ...Read more

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Acute lower back muscle spasms on either side of spine. Causes and cure needed pl.

Acute lower back muscle spasms on either side of spine. Causes and cure needed pl.

SpaSm: Relative over or different use of back dehydration, cures: massage time , and patients 6 weeks of time on average to 80% better followed by recurrent shorter less , severe episodes is normal course. ...Read more

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I think I pulled a lower back muscle, what are the easiest and cheapest treatments to get rid of it and get my back feeling great again?

Heat: Try to heat the area and then passive stretching exercises this will help you but will take a few days. Also could take soaringly over the counter a level or iboprophen but not consistently ...Read more

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Lower back muscle tear...How long will i be off work...2 weeks later still the same pain..I'm doing therapy and muscle relaxer?

Depends: The extent of the tear, your ability to rest and stretch the injured area, and the type of work you are returning to are important factors your doctor will have to consider. If medications and rest aren't making a difference yet, seek the help of a physiatrist (pm&r) to upgrade your therapy with modalities that speed circulation and healing. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between a lower back muscle pain and a pain caused by a kidney?

Is there any difference between a lower back muscle pain and a pain caused by a kidney?

Difficult sometimes: The kidneys are in the upper outer part of the "low back"; called the "flank". This area is consider the low back by many patients so it can be confusing. More midline to the spine is where the lumbar muscles live. For the most part, kidney pain shouldn't change at all with different positions, so bending forward and back shouldn't hurt the kidneys, but may cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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What types of stretches/exercises are good for relieving sciatica caused by a mild lower back muscle strain?

What types of stretches/exercises are good for relieving sciatica caused by a mild lower back muscle strain?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Lower back muscle ache from being in the gym. Can't seem to shake this pulled muscle. Going on 6 weeks. What's your recommendation for a fix?

Lower back muscle ache from being in the gym. Can't seem to shake this pulled muscle. Going on 6 weeks. What's your recommendation for a fix?

See your provider: See your provider as you may need some prescription antiinflammatories and some muscle relaxants. In addition you may need physical therapy to strengthen your back. If possible you should stay active as bed rest can make things worse. No heavy lifting or twisting however. If you have numbness and tingling into your lower extremities you may have a herniated disc. ...Read more

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What are the pain differences between lower back muscle pain an herniated disc pain?

What are the pain differences between lower back muscle pain an herniated disc pain?

Disc pain= leg pain: Usually low back muscle pain stays localized to the lower back, occasionally it can radiate up your spine. Pain from a herniated disc can cause not only low back pain, but more importantly leg pain. Your nerves are like electrical cords, when you put pressure on a nerve near your spine (like a herniated disc) you can cause pain along the entire length of the nerve; down your leg. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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?

Back pain: plain film XRays are not enough to determine persistent Los back pain. You need and MRI. Talk with your doctor it sounds like a disc problem. But would need to know your full medical history ...Read more

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Went to ER for kidney pains, just a minor uti, kidneys working 100%, no stone.What could cause that pain then in my back?Muscle, nerve?

Went to ER for kidney pains, just a minor uti, kidneys working 100%, no stone.What could cause that pain then in my back?Muscle, nerve?

Pyelonephritis : My guess is that your back pain is due to kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a specific type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that my begins in your urethra or bladder and travels up into your kidneys.. If not treated properly, a kidney infection can permanently damage your kidneys or the bacteria can spread to your bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection. ...Read more

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Having severe low back muscle spasms. Can barely walk. Anything besides two tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Having severe low back muscle spasms. Can barely walk. Anything besides two tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Advil (ibuprofen) and heat: You should try advil or Aleve (naproxen) and heat to the area. If not better see your physician. ...Read more