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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?

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

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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Found lump under skin in rip cage 8 mo. Ago now cluster of 3. Pain free for 5 months till pulled left side and back muscle. Lumps seem agitated now.

Found lump under skin in rip cage 8 mo. Ago now cluster of 3. Pain free for 5 months till pulled left side and back muscle. Lumps seem agitated now.

Lipoma: Most commonly lipoma, benign fatty tumor, are seen under the skin of the rib cage/abdomen. They are mobile, well demarcated with the overlying skin being intact. May get painful, though. ...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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What is the best way to consistently strengthen a repeatedly strained back muscle?

What is the best way to consistently strengthen a repeatedly strained back muscle?

Slow and steady.: Strengthening the back muscles is a fabulous thing to do! The stronger your back, the less likely to be strained. Backs are tough to strengthen & you need to see a physical therapist or a good trainer for a daily program. Take it slow! Warming up before you do any activity that involves greater use of your back muscles is crucial. No matter how strong your back is, not warming up, causes injuries ...Read more

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Back muscle stiffness?

Back muscle stiffness?

Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. It could also be due to arthritic changes in the back. If associated with pain, persistent stiffness, do see your doctor. A physical therapist can be helpful in designing a stretching program once you have an appropriate diagnosis. ...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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What is treatment for a pulled muscle in low back, just left side?

What is treatment for a pulled muscle in low back, just left side?

Few days ...: Of rest with ice packs 30 minutes on then off. Then some stretching and walking or cycling. Then core strengthening. ...Read more

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Will back muscle spasms get better on there own or should I seek treatment?

Usually resolves: Back pain and spasms almost always resolve on your own, so it's perfectly reasonable to give it time and try ice/heat, stretches, massage, and NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve). Do see a physician if it's been over 2 - 3 weeks, or if the pain is intractable. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this lump on my spine/ midline of back is lipoma or muscle?

It must B evaled by-: -a hands on exam by an orthopedic surgeon. If any question @ all, it can B biopsied & looked @ in the lab under a microscope. ...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 am recovering from a broken elbow. Is swimming a safe way to build back muscle ?

I am recovering from a broken elbow. Is swimming a safe way to build back muscle ?

Yes: As long as the bone healing is sufficiently advance to withstand the demands that is based on exam and xray findings, although xray frequently lags the clinical healing. ...Read more

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I was shot while wearing a bullet-proof vest. Could I have pulled an intercostal muscle, back muscle or something more serious?

I was shot while wearing a bullet-proof vest. Could I have pulled an intercostal muscle, back muscle or something more serious?

Depends on the-: -distance, caliber & mass & velocity. It can cause this effect due 2 Ur jerk reaction from impact & surprise. B sure U R evaluated by a physician 2 C what injury U sustained. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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If I strain my back muscle on my left side could this affect my right side? Like the right becomes tighter or is this cause by something else?

Depends: This depends on where and how you strained your Left side of your back, and how much pain and muscle spasm you have with the injury. Heat, tens stimulation, massage, rest, and if severe, muscle relaxants and anxiolytics can help the recovery. Make sure you see a sports med ortho doc, rehab doc, chiropractor, PT/OT, acupuncturist, or whatever combination you think will help the most... ...Read more

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I pinched my back muscle or nerve, what to do?

I pinched my back muscle or nerve, what to do?

Should resolve: Most flares of back pain resolve within a few weeks. Nsaids, heat/ice, stretching, chiro or pt treatments are all indicated. Xrays should be considered if there is concern for osteoporosis (post-menopausal, steroid medication history, thin, white, smoker) and if you are very tender over the spinal bones. Otherwise, imaging only needed if you develop sciatica or other neurological issue. ...Read more

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What are some organic ways of treating back muscle injuries?

LED light relief: There is a product called lightrelief which works with combination of blue light cools, red light improves blood flow and infrared waves antiinflammatory treatment is 45 min twice or three times a day. Muscle injury responds ot bromelain, lecithin, efa, glutamine, local capsaicin patch, and apply muscle rub cream locally apply kinesio tape on top without streching to support the area. ...Read more

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