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Can the paraspinal muscles be repaired if they tore? Who could evaluate, treat, diagnose a paraspinal tear? Can muscles pulled from neck be repaired?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: No, not Realy

Paraspinal muscles have good blood supply and may be expected to heal when the injury is supported.
Ligaments can also be injured when muscles tear, and they do not heal easily. Prolotherapy is a technique to stabilize them. The issue is not repair, but how to maximize healing. A physiatrist who specializes in spine can diagnose and treat these injuries.

In brief: No, not Realy

Paraspinal muscles have good blood supply and may be expected to heal when the injury is supported.
Ligaments can also be injured when muscles tear, and they do not heal easily. Prolotherapy is a technique to stabilize them. The issue is not repair, but how to maximize healing. A physiatrist who specializes in spine can diagnose and treat these injuries.
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not generally

The paraspinal muscles are seldom really torn.
They can become inflammed, irritated, or affected by the underlying nerves, but they do not generally tear. Muscles in the neck also do not generally tear. Any orthopedic surgeon can help you with the problem. If it ultimately doesn't heal, there a spine surgeon can be called upon to assist.

In brief: Not generally

The paraspinal muscles are seldom really torn.
They can become inflammed, irritated, or affected by the underlying nerves, but they do not generally tear. Muscles in the neck also do not generally tear. Any orthopedic surgeon can help you with the problem. If it ultimately doesn't heal, there a spine surgeon can be called upon to assist.
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