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I pulled muscles in upper back doing weight training. What should I do to heal them?
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Dr. Don Buford
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: First: rest
You should lay off any activities that cause discomfort until you feel better. You can use a med like Motrin or Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen).
U can use ice or alternate ice and heat. If it is getting worse or not improving with rest then you should see a doc to get checked out.

In brief: First: rest
You should lay off any activities that cause discomfort until you feel better. You can use a med like Motrin or Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen).
U can use ice or alternate ice and heat. If it is getting worse or not improving with rest then you should see a doc to get checked out.
Dr. Don Buford
Dr. Don Buford
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rest, water
Rest them, get a massage, and drink plenty of water. Typically muscles should heal within a week if you do those things.
Not improving....See your doctor.

In brief: Rest, water
Rest them, get a massage, and drink plenty of water. Typically muscles should heal within a week if you do those things.
Not improving....See your doctor.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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