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Back Sprain


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  • If muscle spasm is present, muscle relaxants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or both, may be prescribed. After the acute symptoms have subsided, strengthening and flexibility programs are prescribed. CAUTION![medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
Pain
  • The pain is sharp and possibly burning to begin with, in some cases the sharp pain continues and in others it is replaced by an intense dull ache a day or two after the injury.[clinic-hq.co.uk]
  • Persons with a history of back pain and fever or back pain and injection drug use should be evaluated for spinal epidural abscess.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • No pain, stiffness or complications. I can ... I suffered with back pain for years. It affected every part of my life. Tahoe Fracture Clinic saved me. Dr. Fry and his staff did an amazing job with my back surgery.[tahoeorthopedics.com]
  • We fight for people who suffer the following effects of whiplash injuries: Headaches Loss of range of motion Tenderness Pain Muscle weakness Feeling of “knots” in the muscle If you are having radiating pain, that may be cause for an MRI.[burnsidelaw.com]
Weakness
  • Other factors including poor posture, sedentary lifestyles and weak back muscles can also contribute (please see the note on upper cross syndrome).[clinic-hq.co.uk]
  • We fight for people who suffer the following effects of whiplash injuries: Headaches Loss of range of motion Tenderness Pain Muscle weakness Feeling of “knots” in the muscle If you are having radiating pain, that may be cause for an MRI.[burnsidelaw.com]
  • After the initial pain subsides, returning to previous level of activity may help prevent the muscles from growing weak. Stretch.[blog.gameready.com]
Inflammation
  • Your GP may prescribe a short course of anti-inflammatory painkillers to reduce and control the painful inflammation that occurs.[clinic-hq.co.uk]
  • Applying cold therapy (ice or something frozen) to acute musculoskeletal injuries is greatly beneficial because it constricts the small blood vessels around the injury and prevents inflammation from building up. [5] Preventing inflammation reduces swelling[wikihow.fitness]
  • Cold helps reduce inflammation, which is the primary source of pain in the first few days. The faster you can apply cold to a pulled back muscle, the faster you may reduce pain, help control swelling, and start the healing process.[blog.gameready.com]
Swelling
  • Applying a covered ice pack to the area after the initial injury may also significantly hasten the healing process by reducing the pain and swelling.[clinic-hq.co.uk]
  • Applying compression bandages or using an active compression system may help reduce swelling and edema so the damaged tissues can repair themselves more quickly. Rest.[blog.gameready.com]
  • Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are particularly helpful for acute and chronic back strains because they reduce swelling and pain. [7] They are often better choices than regular painkillers (such as acetaminophen), because[wikihow.fitness]
Falling
  • Facet joint sprain can be caused by a quick, sudden movement when reaching over or sustaining an awkward back position for too long eg falling asleep on the couch.[biaphysio.com]
  • Some of the most common causes include: Falling, especially if you hit the ground hard or fall in an awkward position. Repetitive movements that stress and irritate the back muscles.[blog.gameready.com]
  • Most back strains (also called muscle pulls) happen when you lift too much weight, perform a movement too often, move awkwardly or experience an accident (a fall, car accident or athletic injury, for examples). [2] As soon as you feel the pain of a strained[wikihow.fitness]
Muscle Spasm
  • If muscle spasm is present, muscle relaxants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or both, may be prescribed. After the acute symptoms have subsided, strengthening and flexibility programs are prescribed. CAUTION![medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • There is a sudden onset of pain almost immediately after or even during the injury and is coupled by intense muscles spasms creating back stiffness.[clinic-hq.co.uk]
  • Pain that radiates to the hips and legs Limited range of motion Muscle spasms in lower back area Pain when sitting, standing, or walking Causes and Diagnosis of a Pulled Back Muscle Trauma, stress, and tension may all cause strains and sprains.[blog.gameready.com]
Back Pain
  • Persons with a history of back pain and fever or back pain and injection drug use should be evaluated for spinal epidural abscess.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • I suffered with back pain for years. It affected every part of my life. Tahoe Fracture Clinic saved me. Dr. Fry and his staff did an amazing job with my back surgery. From consultations, actual surgery, recovery,... Dr.[tahoeorthopedics.com]
  • Your doctor may order a blood test if they think your back pain might be caused by rheumatoid arthritis or a spinal infection (osteomyelitis or meningitis).[wikihow.fitness]
  • Back pain, often due to a pulled muscle, is one of the most common issues health professionals treat. 2 In most cases, you can manage and treat symptoms at home. But if the pain is unbearable or makes it difficult to move, see a doctor.[blog.gameready.com]
Fracture
  • If back pain develops after acute trauma, or if the patient has a known history of cancer, the patient should not be moved until the possibility of a fracture has been ruled out.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Tahoe Fracture Clinic saved me. Dr. Fry and his staff did an amazing job with my back surgery. From consultations, actual surgery, recovery,... Dr. Swanson: Every time I’m on a hiking trail, I think of you and my wonderful new knee.[tahoeorthopedics.com]
  • Other relatively common causes of back pain include arthritis, joint sprains, compression fractures, nerve irritation and herniated discs. [9] If you pain is severe, your doctor can give you a prescription for stronger medications.[wikihow.fitness]
Muscle Strain
  • Moderate-to severe muscle strains are usually intensely painful and involve bruising below the skin's surface due to torn muscle fibers and damaged blood vessels.[wikihow.fitness]
Shoulder Pain
  • After years of severe shoulder pain my family physician assisted me in contacting Dr. Kyle Swanson to see if anything could be done to alleviate my severe shoulder pain... In the past I had two operations on the ... Dear Dr. Bannar, Dr.[tahoeorthopedics.com]
  • Pain when moving the shoulders In lower back strain injuries, many people experience symptoms such as: 3 Aching and stiffness in lower back muscles Pain that worsens with movement Pain that radiates to the hips and legs Limited range of motion Muscle[blog.gameready.com]
Type A Personality
  • The bottom line is that you need a whiplash attorney in the tri-state area to handle these types of personal injury cases now more than ever. At Burnside Law, we offer free consultations.[burnsidelaw.com]
Fidgeting
  • The golden rule basically is being a fidget! The back will be left slightly weakened after the injury.[clinic-hq.co.uk]
Headache
  • We fight for people who suffer the following effects of whiplash injuries: Headaches Loss of range of motion Tenderness Pain Muscle weakness Feeling of “knots” in the muscle If you are having radiating pain, that may be cause for an MRI.[burnsidelaw.com]
  • For a pulled muscle in the neck, you might experience: 3 Pain in the neck and upper back area Limited range of motion in the neck Stiffness in the neck Pain radiating to the shoulders or arms Headache Pulled muscles in the shoulders and upper back may[blog.gameready.com]

Treatment

  • Treatment Treatment includes superficial moist heat and rest. If muscle spasm is present, muscle relaxants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or both, may be prescribed.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • A sprain will heal roughly within 6 weeks of its own accord, However many people seek out alternative treatment to speed up the recovery process.[clinic-hq.co.uk]
  • However, in some cases, professional treatment is necessary. Steps Part 1 Treating a Back Strain at Home 1 Rest and give it some time.[wikihow.fitness]
  • For strains in lower back muscles, treatment might also include light, low-impact exercise to help maintain range of motion and build muscle strength. 3 Walking, cycling, and swimming are some good options for staying active while recovering from lower[blog.gameready.com]

Prognosis

  • We can advise and educate you about appropriate stretches and prognosis.[biaphysio.com]

Prevention

  • A strong capsule that forms around the facet joint encapsulates it and prevents either boney ends from connecting or impacting.[clinic-hq.co.uk]
  • Once we have you moving again we ensure you have a specific home exercise program which incorporates stretches and core stability exercises to prevent any recurrence.[biaphysio.com]
  • Learn about the possible causes and what you can do to prevent low back sprain. WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING I've been thinking about you [Dr. Bannar] as I approached the one year anniversary of my new knee.[tahoeorthopedics.com]
  • Applying cold therapy (ice or something frozen) to acute musculoskeletal injuries is greatly beneficial because it constricts the small blood vessels around the injury and prevents inflammation from building up. [5] Preventing inflammation reduces swelling[wikihow.fitness]
  • After the initial pain subsides, returning to previous level of activity may help prevent the muscles from growing weak. Stretch.[blog.gameready.com]

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