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Doctor insights on: Upper Right Back Muscle Pain

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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 can I ease bad back muscle pain?

How can I ease bad back muscle pain?

Stretch: Often this is a result of tight muscles in the back and hamstring area, if that doesn't help a short course of physical therapy may be beneficial ...Read more

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How do I relieve bad back muscle pain?

Get it evaluated: One needs to establish the cause of the pain, then the treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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I'm facing back muscle pain. What should I do?

See details: Heat, rest, aleve (naproxen) or advil can help. However, you really need to determine the underlying cause of the back pain. Both mechanical and inflammatory disorders can cause this problem. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from upper back muscle pain?

How can I get relief from  upper back muscle pain?

Several things: You could try applying heat or cold (experiment; just don't overdo to avoid burn or frostbite). Over the counter pain relievers may help (follow package instructions and warnings). Stretching and muscle strengthening can also help; you may need to see a therapist or trainer. If simple measures fail, see your primary care provider for exam and options. ...Read more

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Can going to bed with wet hair cause back muscle pain?

No.: No connection that is known between the back or wet hair. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate between regular back muscle pain and real kidney problems?

How can you differentiate between regular back muscle pain and real kidney problems?

Urinalysis: If you have fever, chill, sweats, different quality or severity of back pain, groin pain, painful/burning urination, more or less frequent urination, cloudy or bloody/dark urine, it may be related to the bladder, ureters, or kidneys. The first step is a urinalysis at any doctor's office or lab. ...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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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more