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How to cure a muscle spasm?

Hello, I took a bad fall on my back 48 hours ago. Didn't get to er for 10 hours. Emergency room diagnosed muscle spasms and prescribed 500 mg robaxin up to 3 x a day for pain with up to 8 ibupropgin/day. Worked well for 1day and now I feel no difference at all when I take it. Pain is getting worse. Pretty difficult to get out of chair or bed, unable to lift of open anything with right hand, pain/pressure on deep breathing, and coughing. Should I go back to er?
Tue, 10 Jan 2017
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Hi,

There is no need to hurry. Wait for one more day to see if body is responding to medication. Also you need to take rest. Try taking hot packs on the painful areas with each setting for upto 10 min even after doing this pain doesn't go away then you need to go and visit ER and explain him that last 3 days. I don't have any difference in my pain and would like to be checked up again for any fracture or other injury.

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