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What will the ER give me for a pulled muscle in my back?

I pulled a muscle in my back a few days ago. I can't get in to see my doctor until Thursday of next week. He suggested that if the pain is too bad then I should go to the ER.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • They gave me Naproxen, which is pretty much just a high dose of Aleve.

    Answer by purvislets at 6:05 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Muscle relaxer or pain medication or both.

    Answer by Baby1114 at 6:05 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Generally Naproxen...........which is basically Aleve, and Vicodine or some sort of pain reliever. If it's a spasm, they might give you a muscle relaxer to. Naproxen is for inflammation, Vicodine is for pain.

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 6:24 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • i went to the e.r. for an earache once and i was given loratabs (sp?)

    Answer by SThompson21 at 6:52 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • A Shot, The A Script For Soma Tabs, Loratabs (muscle relaxers) Or Vicodine, Naproxen Or Tylenol 3 (Pain Relievers)

    Answer by Kari_Noelle at 1:13 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • for any doctor to prescribe you vicodin or any other heavy narcotic you must be in a lot of pain or suffered a serious injury or be recovering from surgery. although i am sure you are really uncomfortable right now, and im sure youre in a considerable amount of pain, the hospital is not gong to give you narcotics for a pulled muscle. now, if you are having spasims as a result of the pull they will probably give you a mild muscle relaxer and an anti-inflammatory like tylenol. howver, if you are not spasiming, they will most likely give you a prescription grade anti-imflammatory, tell you to take it easy and send you home. also, they may suggest heat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

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