Back strain often involves the lower part of the back (lumbar sacrum and spine ). A strained back occurs in the tendons or the muscles of the back. It’s a common injury that could result from a fast movement, fall or lifting, collision with another athlete, or any action. Back strain (pulled muscle in the back) affects the pain associated with this injury in the lower back or lumbar area.
Causes of pulled muscle in the back
A sudden strain on the muscles in the back from any lifting. Abrupt movement. Repetitive stress to the muscles of the back. Bad technique or weakness.
Signs and symptoms
Stiffness, usually lower back pain and loss of motion.
Complications if left unattended
Strained muscles in the back will resolve with a good rest. Ignoring muscle strain may result in stiffness, chronic back pain and discomfort. Muscle spasms and inflammation may cause back pain, which in some cases could be severe.
Pulled muscle in the back immediate treatment
Rest on a firm surface, lying with knees raised, on the back instead of on the stomach. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic medication, ice pack.
Pulled muscle in the back rehabilitation and prevention
After the use of ice treatment in amounts that can help ease discomfort and reduce inflammation, heat therapy is considered. Recovery from muscle strain in the back varies depending on the severity of the person’s strain, location and general health. When the muscles have started to heal, they must receive some use to prevent atrophy and wasting. Exercise to restore and strengthen the back helps avoid the recurrence of the injury.
Sports massage for a pulled muscle in the back in Watford
Sports massage provides substantial healing and pain relief for many back pain problems. Specifically, for pain caused by a back strain. A lower back massage focuses on muscles including the quadratus lumborum, latissimus dorsi and the erector spinae, located around the spine. Pain in the back can be caused by many different reasons. One of the reasons for back pain is muscle tightness. Sports massage has lots of benefits for pulled muscles in the back. It helps warm up muscles and increase blood and lymphatic circulation, encouraging more healthy nutrients to be passed around the body and more toxins to be removed. A back massage uses a variety of different techniques to help treat a range of injuries. Our sports massage therapist at Lucas Massage Therapy uses back massage to help reduce pain, tension and tightness of the muscles.
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