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What could you do if you have a muscle strain in your back?

What could you do if you have a muscle strain in your back?

Rest: Can be rest for short time. Can be meds for a short time. Then it is heat, ice , stretching and exercise. Might be under pt observation. ...Read more

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

-exposed 2 forces beyond it's ability 2 handle, it causes damage R the muscle. Just like a bruise. It is first a stretch with reversibility 2 recover fully if left alone 4 a while. 2'nd is actual tear of some muscle fibers & need a longer time 2 heal, & can if big enough scar & lead 2 pain & easily aggravated . 3'rd is total tear, which can not B repaired. Also 3'rd can ...Read more


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What can you do to alleviate pain if you have a muscle strain in your back?

What can you do to alleviate pain if you have a muscle strain in your back?

Muscle strain: If no allergies, temporary relief if you use local muscle rub cream & anti-inflammatory agents, & if persist, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a muscle strain in my back very painful feels like it's not healing after 5 days how long should I expect it to take?

I have a muscle strain in my back very painful feels like it's not healing after 5 days how long should I expect it to take?

10-14 days: Most muscular strains of the back should be completely resolved by 10-14 days. If it does not get better at that point, or if the pain starts going down the leg, then it suggests something else may be going on, such as a disc herniation. Consider being seen. Thank you. ...Read more

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How can i treat my back muscle strain?

How can  i treat my back muscle strain?

Rest and stretching : Back strain can be treated with rest, activity modification, moist heat, gentle stretching. Sometimes you may require NSAID medications as long as there are no contraindications to do so such as medication allergy, gastric and cardiac disease. If you are experiencing painful muscle spasm a muscle relaxant maybe required. As you pain resolves you can begin a rehabilitation program. ...Read more

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When will a muscle strain in the lower back stop causing pain?

See details: Generally acute strain will last 3-6 weeks. However, low back pain in a young male has other causes. Have yourself screened for spondylitis. ...Read more

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I'm having upper back pains whenver im in bed and my back is very tight and wont pop anymore. Could it be a muscle strain? Or something else?

I'm having upper back pains whenver im in bed and my back is very tight and wont pop anymore. Could it be a muscle strain? Or something else?

Muscle first but : I agree. We thinkof muscle first but your evaluation will need to clarify why this occurs when you lie down. There may be other causes and yor evalauiton will clarify this. ...Read more

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Very minor auto accident. Back started hurting. I think just a muscle strain. Should I go to urgent care? What could they do besides say it's strained

Very minor auto accident. Back started hurting. I think just a muscle strain. Should I go to urgent care? What could they do besides say it's strained

Likely muscle strain: It is important to note whether or not you have constipation, urinary retention or numbness in your anal area. In the absence of any of these you can rest your back for 2-3 days, apply ice and take anti-inflammatory medication. Gradually increase your activity over the next few days. Most cases of back pain resolve on their own within weeks. If pain persists for weeks then visit your physician ...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