Question by  newera760 (25)

How do I treat a pulled back muscle?

I pulled a back muscle, and I'd like to avoid going to the doctor.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Unfortunately the only thing for a pulled back muscle is rest. You can use heat to treat it also (a heating pad perhaps might help), or relax in water (hot tub). Other than that, there is not much else you can do, put as much as it might hurt, continue to stretch it.


Answer by  jsteiny03 (346)

You need to take a hot bath or shower and relax. Your muscles needs to relax so any unnecessary moving or lifting can only hurt you worse.


Answer by  hamsa (133)

To treat a pulled back muscle it is important to take take rest for 2-3 days. Anti-inflammatory medicines can be taken simultaneously to help reduce pain and swelling. Apply ice on the affected area for not more than 10 minutes at a stretch, every 2 hours. After 2-3 days try out gentle stretching exercises.


Answer by  Fleetwood (56)

The recommended treatment for pulled back muscles is rest, anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprophen, ice the first twenty four hours, then warm heat every four to six hours, and avoiding any aggravating activities. Even if you did go to a doctor, you should expect some discomfort, tightness, and possible spasms that will get better over 4 to 7 days.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

Take some ibuprofen to reduce the swelling. Use a heat pad and lay down in the most comfortable position you can get into. It will just take time. If it is not better in a few days, go to the doctor.

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