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Right side back swelling
I'm suffering from a swelling in the middle right side of my back. The muscle has become hard and it hurts when I sleep on right side. Is it a muscle knot? I went to GP he gave me medicines n cream bt not much has helped. How to get rid of it?
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Hi...it can be a muscle strain which has made the muscle to go into spasm and cause pain and made it hard too.You can apply ice 10 mins twice a day for temporary relief of symptoms
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Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana -- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
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your problem needs to be assessed properly,diagnosed and then treated.Go to an orthopedician and take care...All the best!
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Since you say that there is a swelling, it needs to be investigated further after a thorough clinical examination. In your case it will be better to give you an advice only after checking you. Hence kindly visit either me or some other orthopaedic doctor in your vicinity
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I would like to know since how long is the pain. If it has been a few days to a week then it might just be a muscle spasm. To confirm you need to see an orthopaedic surgeon. A muscle spasm is common in young due to lifting of heavy weight . It usually settles down with muscle relaxant medication and hot water fomentation. But an examination will be required for sure to come to a diagnosis and treatment
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Hi there I understand your concern and anxiety... There are different diagnosis for swelling on back...without clinical examination and evaluation its difficult to come to conclusion and suggest something.... I would suggest you to nearest surgeon for clinical examination they will do the needful.
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Your symptoms are suggestive of a muscle spasm. A muscle spasm, or muscle cramp, is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. Muscle spasms occur suddenly, usually resolve quickly, and are often painful. There are a variety of causes of muscle spasms, and each depends upon predisposing factors, the part of the body involved, and the environment that the body is in. Spasms may occur when a muscle is overused, tired, previously injured, or strained. The spasm may occur if the muscle has been overstretched or if it has been held in the same position for a prolonged period of time. In effect, the muscle cell runs out of energy and fluid and becomes hyperexcitable, resulting in a forceful contraction. This spasm may involve part of a muscle, the whole muscle, or even adjacent muscles. It is commonly thought that dehydration and depletion of electrolytes will lead to muscle spasm and cramping. Muscle cells require enough water, glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium to allow the proteins within them to develop an organized contraction. Abnormal supply of these elements can cause the muscle to become irritable and develop spasm. The following steps may help: - Stay well hydrated aim to drink 3 liters of water per day - Apply ice pack to reduce the swelling for 10-15 mins, don't apply it directly on the skin have it covered with a cloth while applying it twice a day. - Apply a hot water bag over the area so that the muscle will relax and then apply the topical painkiller over the area and massage over the area which will give you relief, do this twice a day - Eat healthy and have a balanced diet. Maintain the weight to a healthy weight as per the BMI. - Get regular exercise to keep your back muscles fit and flexible. - Avoid prolonged sitting. - When you do sit, maintain good posture. - Use proper techniques for lifting (lift with your legs rather than your back). - Avoid frequent bending and twisting. Especially avoid bending, twisting and lifting at the same time. - Avoid situations where your spine is vibrated for long periods of time. - Get enough sleep each day.(Adults require 8 hours of sleep) If the condition persists or worsens visit an orthopedician at the earliest.
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Hi I would suggest apply ice on the affected area. Keep massaging for 10 mins. But for diagnosis and proper treatment do visit nearby orthopaedician. They can help you and suggest you for further management.
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It is difficult to give advice only on basis of your history and complaints. Swelling over back needs clinical examination before diagnosis so go to nearest orthopaedic surgeon and show him for further management
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Through spine evaluation is required History is incomplete for any suggestion. Consult your nearest ortho or spine surgeon
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