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I strained my low back, bending down to put gtoceries into a low cart. Normally I have some back strain, but never this bad (pain). No other trauma. What is best treatment for the first few days?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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Rest and heat help as acute strains take 1-3 weeks to resolve.
Take the ibuprofen with each meal. See your doctor or an orthopedist if the pain persists. Consider starting physical therapy. Finally, get off the Vicodin.

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Rest and heat help as acute strains take 1-3 weeks to resolve.
Take the ibuprofen with each meal. See your doctor or an orthopedist if the pain persists. Consider starting physical therapy. Finally, get off the Vicodin.
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