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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

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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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I have severe pain in left back muscle it is also swollen sharp pain in lower extremity. Has been going on for arpund six days. Tried heat and cold?

I have severe pain in left back muscle it is also swollen sharp pain in lower extremity. Has been going on for arpund six days. Tried heat and cold?

See a doctor asap: Sounds like sciatic nerve involvement or a potential herniate disk in back. Vague and need a thorough history and exam asap. Don't wait too long because symptoms could get worse and treatment may not be as effective. ...Read more

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The whole right back muscle swollen out 1 1/2 in. To 2 in. Knuckles on hand are hurting loss of grip. Knees hurt as well, knuckles are swollen too?

The whole right back muscle swollen out 1 1/2 in. To 2 in. Knuckles on hand are hurting loss of grip. Knees hurt as well, knuckles are swollen too?

Have it evaluated: It sounds as is you have an inflammatory arthritis. If this onset occurred suddenly it may be viral. There are numerous other causes, however. Have it evaluated. ...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?

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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After 2 weeks, I think I've recovered from knee swell n lower left back muscle spasm. What are the concerns if I want to continue cycling?

After 2 weeks, I think I've recovered from knee swell n lower left back muscle spasm. What are the concerns if I want to continue cycling?

Identify cause: There is a reason why you had swelling and back spasm to begin with. Seek a primary care sports medicine specialist to identify the cause, see if it is amenable to physical therapy and potential ergonomics changes to your bike. ...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 to get rid of a pulled back muscle

How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

See below: Most minor muscle strains will go away on there own. Heat, gentle stretching, tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatories can be helpful for many. Important not to spend too much time laid up in bed as this does not help. If the pain is severe and debilitating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for lower back muscle spasms?

What can I do for lower back muscle spasms?

Rest: Rest, ice and gentle stretching. If not effective, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Does a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Sometimes: There are many reasons for scoliosis. It is unknown whether muscle imbalance is part of the reason for scoliosis with most adolescents. Muscle imbalance can however cause scoliosis in cases involving cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, tumors, etc. Scoliois can also be due to arthritis and idiopathic (meaning we are unsure of the exact cause). ...Read more

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Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Possibly: Muscle imbalances can indeed cause scoliosis, but more likely to occur in the setting of a neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia or paraplegia from spinal cord injury, stroke in a young person, multiple sclerosis with paralysis, etc). Existing scoliosis can worsen with certain postures & muscle imbalances. It should be monitored for worsening. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) help back muscle spasams?

Can Xanax (alprazolam) help back muscle spasams?

Xanax (alprazolam): It can, as it has muscle relaxing properties to it. However xanax (alprazolam) has a short half life and is intended for panic attacks. ...Read more

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What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: Typically if muscles in the cervical and lumbar
regions are injured they will go into spasm
to protect themselves from further injury
this will create the rigidity that the writer
describes.
The symptoms can be helped with moist
heat, muscle relaxants and physical
therapy modalities. ...Read more

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Can a pulled left sided back muscle cause your skin to feel numb?

Can a pulled left sided back muscle cause your skin to feel numb?

Numbness: Yes, any thing that causes swelling can cause numbness of the skin below due to circulation compromise and pressure of the nerves going through the area. ...Read more

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WHat can I do if my upper back muscle spasms woke me up last night?

Stretches: You can try stretching, as well as ice/heat, and anti-inflammatory meds, and topical treatments such as aspercreme, capsaicin cream. See a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have back muscle spasms mostly at night on the left side of my upper back. Why?

If this is mostly: On one side it is probably related to the position you are sleeping in or activity during the day that is leading to issues when your body starts to relax as part of the sleep process. ...Read more

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How do I treat a pulled back muscle? The muscle is on the inside of the shoulder blade.

Evaluate first: While muscle strain under or next to the shoulder blade is possible, you might also have neurologic issues with the cervical spine. You should ask you family doctor if the pain persists more than several days. ...Read more

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I was treated in an e.R. For muscle spasms in my back. What is a more permanent treatment?

I was treated in an e.R. For muscle spasms in my back. What is a more permanent treatment?

Depends: There are many potential causes of low back pain with muscle spasms. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I strained my back muscle right below the shoulder blade what should I do to help with the pain?

Ice, stretch, meds: Put some ice, do stretches to help with stiffness, take anti inflammatory pills if no contraindications and see your doctor. ...Read more

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When endometriosis has gone into your back muscle causing chronic pain, is there anything that can be done?

When endometriosis has gone into your back muscle causing chronic pain, is there anything that can be done?

Laparoscopy: Your back pain may be referred from endometriosis in the back ligaments of the uterus. Laparoscopic removal of this tissue may help. ...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?

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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Near my tailbone gets swollen, it feels like muscles are tense, back gets tired when standing for long time, swelling goes away after rubbing it.?

Need to get routine: A routine exercise and stretching program should really help. If your hamstring muscles are tight, that will tilt your pelvis and may be adding to back fatigue and muscle irritation. Just as important is a regular light exercise of walking, biking, swimming or other cardio for 20-30 minutes daily. Lastly a strenghtening routine - like pilates will really help. ...Read more

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Tissue an muscle damage 2 da back of my neck. Looks like a big swollen knot. Spreadn a lil 2 upper back. What posture should I be in when laying down?

Tissue an muscle damage 2 da back of my neck. Looks like a big swollen knot. Spreadn a lil 2 upper back. What posture should I be in when laying down?

Don't lie on back: If it hurts to lie on your back, don't. Otherwise it does't matter what posture as long as you're comfortable. ...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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I strained my upper back muscle by workout more than a month ago, rested for 3 weeks but there is still a small painful knot there, how to fix it?

Back pain: In a young person is usually of musculoskeletal origin. You may try to return to exercise and avoid painful activities. If the pain still doesn't resolve you may want to seek medical attention for some manual therapy from an osteopathic physician, physical therapist, etc. ...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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I pulled my back muscle while I was coughing. Are there any remedies to reduce pain?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain may be treated with rest, then with medications such as acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories including aspirin. These things get beter with time but can be very painful initially. ...Read more