Fortunately, back muscle injuries usually heal over time, most people improve within a few days and most of them heal in three to four weeks or so. The large muscles of the lower back contain a good supply of blood, which nourishes the muscles to aid in healing. If the muscular back pain is severe, the patient may be advised to rest, but no more than one or two days. Typical initial treatments for back muscle pains include a combination.

Injuries of the Back

Pain medications for example acetaminophen to stop the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen or steroids possibly oral), to reduce local inflammation is a cause of pain. Muscle relaxants, which may be prescribed in the short term to relieve severe back pain, associated with muscle spasms.

Massages, which can help, promote blood flow in the lower back (to help with recovery), loosen tight lower back muscles, and release endorphins, natural body painkillers. Chiropractic, which is gentle manual manipulation, is an option to help loosen up tense back muscles and promote healing in the lower back. Cold ice or compresses applying some form of cold pack may help reduce inflammation, which is useful immediately after injury.

Heat therapy the application of heat to the lumbar area is of great help in the longer term to stimulate blood flow and healing of the injured area. If the low back pain lasts for more than two weeks, the muscles may begin to weaken. Because using the back muscles is painful, the natural tendency of most patients is to avoid it. However, lack of activity leads to muscle atrophy (loss of mass) and weakening, which in turn causes back pain because the muscles are less able to help sustain the spine.

Exercises for the back as a muscle treatment

As a rule, people who are less likely to suffer from back pain due to muscle strain, since regular exercise stretches the muscles so they are less likely to injure themselves.

  • There are three types of muscles that support the spine:
  • Extenders (muscles of the back and gluts)
  • Flexors (abdominal muscles and iliopsoas muscles)
  • Oblique or rotators (lateral muscles)

While some of these muscles are used in everyday life, most do not receive proper exercise from daily activities and tend to weaken with age, unless they exercise specifically. A complete lumbar exercise program should consist of a combination of:

  • Stretch to relieve pain
  • Exercising Exercises Exercises
  • Low-impact aerobic exercise

Lastly, a regular and sustained stretching program will help reduce and prevent muscle stiffness and back injuries.