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    ice or heat for torn lower back muscle??

    tore a muscle in my lower back.lifting a stuck window.
    HEAT OR ICE??? ...going to lay down awhile will check back.
    THANKS!!!
    LET A SMILE BE YOUR UMBRELLA

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    Quote Originally Posted by foolish old View Post
    ice..
    thanks luv!!!!
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    Although ice and heat (the use of cold and hot compresses) have never been scientifically proven to quickly resolve low back injury, compresses may help reduce pain and inflammation and allow greater mobility for some individuals. As soon as possible following trauma, patients should apply a cold pack or a cold compress (such as a bag of ice or bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) to the tender spot several times a day for up to 20 minutes. After 2 to 3 days of cold treatment, they should then apply heat (such as a heating lamp or hot pad) for brief periods to relax muscles and increase blood flow. Warm baths may also help relax muscles. Patients should avoid sleeping on a heating pad, which can cause burns and lead to additional tissue damage.

    excerpt from: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/b...l_backpain.htm

    All the best,
    GJ

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    the first 2 days I used ice switched to heat last night.
    now another problen no good bm.sure hope I don't have an impacted bowel.
    LET A SMILE BE YOUR UMBRELLA

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    passin gas and poopin...life is good
    LET A SMILE BE YOUR UMBRELLA

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    been 17 days and no better.bummer
    LET A SMILE BE YOUR UMBRELLA

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    These muscle strains and pulls take time. We have a standing joke around our house about the time it takes to feel relief from any body sprains, strains, tears, or pulls....
    Get by for a couple weeks on ice/heat/anti-inflammatory medication.
    Into the third and fourth week, think about making an appointment with doctor.
    Late fourth week, make appointment with doctor.
    Late sixth week, see the doctor.
    Doctor orders x-rays, scans, tests, expensive prescriptions etc.
    Late 7th week or one to two week after you see the doctor, pain has vanished (and we didn't fill the Rx).

    That seems to be our pattern. Hope you get relief soon.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    These muscle strains and pulls take time. We have a standing joke around our house about the time it takes to feel relief from any body sprains, strains, tears, or pulls....
    Get by for a couple weeks on ice/heat/anti-inflammatory medication.
    Into the third and fourth week, think about making an appointment with doctor.
    Late fourth week, make appointment with doctor.
    Late sixth week, see the doctor.
    Doctor orders x-rays, scans, tests, expensive prescriptions etc.
    Late 7th week or one to two week after you see the doctor, pain has vanished (and we didn't fill the Rx).

    That seems to be our pattern. Hope you get relief soon.

    All the best,
    GJ

    well thanks GJ...
    so I am expecting too much too soon.
    my Dr.is a D.O.he worked me over.didn't help the pain.
    taking muscle relaxers IbuproprnMidol mix.heating pad
    LET A SMILE BE YOUR UMBRELLA

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