A pulled back muscle can happen when it’s least expected, such as by bending the wrong way, falling, or lifting something that’s too heavy. A perfect example is when an individual uses the wrong body mechanics to shovel snow–especially when he has not been exercising and strengthening his muscles to give adequate body support. The lower back is more often affected than any other part of the back since it bears most of the weight and motion of the body.
Treatment options vary considerably for pulled back muscles, depending on the location and extent of injury. The pain is generally intense from the onset and requires some type of pain reliever or anti-inflammatory medication for pain control. In most cases, bed rest isn’t recommended. It is, however, often necessary to stop or reduce normal physical activity for a few days to give the muscles time to calm down and respond to treatment.
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 more completely than any other methods available.