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I think i strained my back while sweeping with a broom at work ? What do I do? Remedies? How long will it take to heal. I am 19 . It is my lower back

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Dr. Christine Norton
Family Medicine

In brief: Stretch

Since this happened at work be sure to let your supervisor know about the injury.
The injury sounds like a pulled muscle so ice rest Ibuprofen and stretches help. Rubs like icy hot or bio freeze or ben gay also help. Soaking in a tub with epsom salts will relax muscles. If the pain continues or other symptoms like numbness see your doctor.

In brief: Stretch

Since this happened at work be sure to let your supervisor know about the injury.
The injury sounds like a pulled muscle so ice rest Ibuprofen and stretches help. Rubs like icy hot or bio freeze or ben gay also help. Soaking in a tub with epsom salts will relax muscles. If the pain continues or other symptoms like numbness see your doctor.
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