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2011/03/18 16:00:12 (permalink)

Back pain

I've pulled a muscle in my back. I think it is the serratus posterior inferior.
 

 
Anyway, I didn't do this in the gym but it has been giving me minor discommort for a couple of weeks. It really flared up this morning and I had to abandon my breakfast to lie on the floor. I was then stuck as I could not sit up r roll over, and it was honestly 2 hours later that I managed (in a lot of pain) to get up. It is now a bit better; most of the time it is only a bit uncomfortable, but every so often it spasms causing my quite a lot of pain.
 
I went to the doctors this afternoon (as I was worried I might have slipped a disc as the pain was unbearable) and he said it was nothing serious and it should get better by itself. Does anyone have any advice about how I can help it on its way.
 
I think i have a weakness here as this happens to me every couple of years, although never this bad. However the last time did take about 3 months to go back to normal. Every time it felt like it was almost better and I had no discomfort I would do something fairly innocuous that would cause it to spasm and set my recovery back.
 
What can I do to help the muscles relax?
 
Thanks.
post edited by Furious D - 2011/03/18 16:02:02
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    Furious D
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    Re:Back pain 2011/03/24 08:05:50 (permalink)
    Back is a lot better now in that there is no acute pain. However it is still not right and I have had a dull ache in my middle back and side all week.
     
    Any advice on how I should treat this? I'm going to stay off the gym until it feels 100%; is that the right thing to do? Would I be better doing some light exercise or swimming? Would physio/massage help it heal quicker or is that more for relieving severe pain?
     
    Cheers.
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