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How to heal muscle tears in the upper back ?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Posture & strengthen

Sounds like you are suffering from myofascial pain.
Freshly strained muscle needs time and rest, and take caution not to overstretch the affected area-- this means pay very close attention to your posture (esp sitting, driving, sleeping). Then begin gentle strengthening of the scapular retractor muscles. Use good biomechanics with any lifting, which could reinjure you. Maintain good posture.

In brief: Posture & strengthen

Sounds like you are suffering from myofascial pain.
Freshly strained muscle needs time and rest, and take caution not to overstretch the affected area-- this means pay very close attention to your posture (esp sitting, driving, sleeping). Then begin gentle strengthening of the scapular retractor muscles. Use good biomechanics with any lifting, which could reinjure you. Maintain good posture.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Posture & strengthen

Sounds like you are suffering from myofascial pain.
Freshly strained muscle needs time and rest, and take caution not to overstretch the affected area-- this means pay very close attention to your posture (esp sitting, driving, sleeping). Then begin gentle strengthening of the scapular retractor muscles. Use good biomechanics with any lifting, which could reinjure you. Maintain good posture.

In brief: Posture & strengthen

Sounds like you are suffering from myofascial pain.
Freshly strained muscle needs time and rest, and take caution not to overstretch the affected area-- this means pay very close attention to your posture (esp sitting, driving, sleeping). Then begin gentle strengthening of the scapular retractor muscles. Use good biomechanics with any lifting, which could reinjure you. Maintain good posture.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Rest

Back muscles take time to heal.
Acutely you need to rest, use ice, and an anti-imflammatory drug like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). Once the acute pain subsides heat can be used and gentle stretching. You may also benefit from sessions with a therapist.

In brief: Rest

Back muscles take time to heal.
Acutely you need to rest, use ice, and an anti-imflammatory drug like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). Once the acute pain subsides heat can be used and gentle stretching. You may also benefit from sessions with a therapist.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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