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What is the probability of physical therapy helping a thoracic muscle strain in back?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Make a correct diagn

It is important to try to make an accurate diagnosis of possible.
I have seen some patients diagnosed with strains when in fact the cause was something else. If it is indeed a muscle strain, then yes, physical therapy can be helpful. Most muscle strains if not too severe will heal even without treatment because muscles have a good blood supply. If it is not getting better see doctor.

In brief: Make a correct diagn

It is important to try to make an accurate diagnosis of possible.
I have seen some patients diagnosed with strains when in fact the cause was something else. If it is indeed a muscle strain, then yes, physical therapy can be helpful. Most muscle strains if not too severe will heal even without treatment because muscles have a good blood supply. If it is not getting better see doctor.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Very good

Physical therapy is a good modality to treat the kind of muscle strain you report.

In brief: Very good

Physical therapy is a good modality to treat the kind of muscle strain you report.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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