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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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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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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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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

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Is it possible for a muscle strain in the back to cause pain when breathing?

Yes: If you have been diagnosed by a physician as having a muscle strain in your mid back or rib cage then it is possible to have pain with taking deep breaths. ...Read more

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Physio told me i had muscle strain in lower back still have pain two months on?

Physio told me i had muscle strain in lower back still have pain two months on?

Back pain: Pain for longer than 6-8 wks despite appropriate conservative treatment including pt should be further evaluated with xray & possible mri. ...Read more

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I was told i had muscle strain in lower back about a month ago it hurts sometimes on and off but mainly when i'm standing too long or sat in softchair

Family practice : You have a strained back or a pulled muscle. You get spasms they come on when its further strained. It's a protective mechanism to prevent further injury. Ice/heat intermittently , muscle relaxants, and antiinflamatories may be helpful. Physical therapy if it persists. X-ray or MRI if you have pain down your legs suggestive of a bulging disc. ...Read more

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Recurring chest muscle strain keeps coming back. What do you suggest?

Physical Therapy: Have you seen a therapist? If you have not, they can be a great resource that is relatively inexpensive. They could perform a deep tissue massage coupled with stim and ultrasound that can serve to improve your symptoms. Ice and activity modification along with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory may help as well. Consult your local ortho for eval and prescriptions. ...Read more

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Recurring chest muscle strain keeps coming back. I'm at my wits end, any advice?

Modify activities: Is it work related? If so, can your work be modified to prevent further stress/injury to that area? If it's not work related, try to think of the activity which may be causing it, and try to modify/avoid that. Topical treatments such as aspercreme, capsaicin cream, and voltaren (diclofenac) gel may help. Physical therapy may also be beneficial. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best oral medicine to cure muscle strain at my lower back hips?? Thanks

What is the best oral medicine to cure muscle strain at my lower back hips??

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Non-toxic med: 24 y male queries "best medicine to cure muscle strain" in low back/hip regions. Muscle strain is transient & resolution requires several weeks. Best medicine I have seen for this is ingested & topical medicinal cannabis, which has analgesic & anti-spasm properties & induces sleep. Pelvic girdle, a ring w. three joints, is torqued by sleep surface ground forces; arousing soft tissue strain & pain. ...Read more

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Pain on the back of my thigh when sitting/walking. feels better when i lie on the bed. Is it because of muscle strain? What meds shud i take?

Pain on the back of my thigh when sitting/walking. feels better when i lie on the bed. Is it because of muscle strain? What meds shud i take?

Hamstring strain.: It could be a hamstring strain. Over the counter anti-inflammatory would be helpful, and apply ice packs to the hamstring area. ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


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