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What Could You Do If You Have A Muscle Strain In Your Back
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
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
Just came back from Docs. They stated I have a muscle strain of the pectoral area. Gave me Cyclobenzaprine after a shot. Took one. Still hurts. Why?
I have had a pain only slight around my back and ribs feels like a muscle strain but has contined for about 6 months what could it be ?
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?
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 ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.
Depends where your: scoliosis is located? It can affect the back muscles above and below it to cause muscle strain. MFTP Tx and massage are only temporizing measures. Your best bet is to see a NMM/ OMT Dr. (DO, Doctor of osteopathic medicine), who is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist to help you evaluate the degree of scoliosis, if it's a double scoliosis, and help decompress your spine and muscle strains. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sore upper back left calf.Felt it when I tried stretching my legs this morning about 12hrs ago.Could it be just muscle strain or smthing more serious?
Most likely strain: Your symptoms are mostly a strain. I would recommend watching it to see if it improves since the symptoms started less than 24 hours ago. More history needs to be known in order to say for sure if this could be something more serious. If you're really concerned or have other medical problems, I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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