Pulled and strained muscles - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

Pulled and strained muscles

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Judith McKenzie has more information on pulled and strained muscles.

A typical symptom includes pain in back aggravated by movement.

To help prevent injury, get help when lifting heavy objects. If you need to move a fallen tree, call a professional to help.

To treat back strain, try heat for 10 minute intervals, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and rest. If symptoms persist for more than 3 days or if there is radiating pain into the legs, seek a doctor's care.

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