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Suggest remedies for back muscle strain

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Posted on Fri, 13 May 2016
Question: Hi couple of days earlier I had complained of sprain in my wife's back while she was hit with a bump on the road while driving scooter. though have taken the medication as per the attached advice, the pain has not subsided much at all. Pls advice with a proper medication treatment, as sprain in lower back is creating pain and discomfort.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Rest + pain medication + muscle relaxant....

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern. Back muscle strains take a while to recover. It needs adequate rest. I would recommend she rests the back as much as possible. Besides the rest, she can apply moist heat to the affected region with topical pain agents.

It would have been better if you specified the treatment taken yet. In such cases, I treat with NSAID pain medication along with muscle relaxants like tab bruspaz (combination of diclofenac as well as thiocolchicoside) or tab etoshine MR (etoricoxib and thiocolchicoside). This is a prescription medication which her local doctor will know about it.

Hope this answers your question.

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Brief Answer: Rest + pain medication + muscle relaxant.... Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concern. Back muscle strains take a while to recover. It needs adequate rest. I would recommend she rests the back as much as possible. Besides the rest, she can apply moist heat to the affected region with topical pain agents. It would have been better if you specified the treatment taken yet. In such cases, I treat with NSAID pain medication along with muscle relaxants like tab bruspaz (combination of diclofenac as well as thiocolchicoside) or tab etoshine MR (etoricoxib and thiocolchicoside). This is a prescription medication which her local doctor will know about it. Hope this answers your question. Regards