A pulled muscle is an injury in which the muscle fibers tear, causing intense pain. Muscle fibers contain the contractile part of the muscle. The back has a variety of muscles running in various directions up and down and across the trunk. The interconnection of muscles, nerves, ligaments, bones, and tendons makes it possible to bend, sit, stand, breathe, and initiate other movements.
As you can see, when any muscle in the back is pulled or strained, it affects all movement. The lower back is designed to move in many directions, and the upper back functions mostly in structural support. For that reason, treatment of any pulled back muscle should begin immediately following onset.
Pulled muscles in the back are not typically known to cause chronic pain. The pain is usually acute and goes away with proper treatment. If pain from a pulled muscle continues for several days, it might be an indication that more damage such as a ruptured disc has occurred. In that case, imaging diagnostics such as an MRI or CT scanning may be necessary to confirm or rule out disc involvement.
Back Muscle Treatments
If you have a muscle pull or strain in your back, resting it is recommended.Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the injury and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible.
There are healing tools that can help treat your back muscle strain and speed up the healing process so you can reduce your pain and get back to daily life. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®) will promote blood flow to heal your injury faster and mor