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    Suggest treatment for pain in the upper back area

Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Hi Doctor,
I seem to have strained my middle and upper back while weightlifting. I can move around but I can feel pain and my middle and upper back feel sore. I am taking Etoshine-MR to lessen the pain. Is there some other medication I can take? Can I apply an analgesic as well?

Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Add physiotherapy, local heat and local application of pain killer gel.

Detailed Answer:
Hi ,I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
The medication you are taking is good enough for relieving the pain. I would suggest that you start hot fomentation, local application of analgesic cream and physiotherapy like IFT in addition to medicine.
It might tale few days to weeks to get good relief, but the pain starts reducing in a day or two.
Hope that this answer your query. Please feel free to ask any other question.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Gopal Goel 15 minutes later
Thanks doctor. Should I take Etoshine-MR twice a day?
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 25 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
yes continue twice for 3-4 days then once daily
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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