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ER? Updated

Anonymous
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I pulled a muscle in my lower back on the left side. It hurts so bad I can't breath deeply, hurts to lay down, hurts to stand or sit. I don't know what to do. My mom has given me flexeril which is not working. I'm about to cry. What should I do? Please help. Thanks.




I didn't go to the ER last night. I hate going unless it's an emergency because its the EMERGENCY room. I woke up this morning and my back doesn't hurt at all unless I twist. So weird.
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Urgent care
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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Ibuprofen, warm soaks, hot and cold compresses, rest some but don't stop moving around or it will tighten up more. There is really nothing the ER can do other than pain meds. Do you need pain meds? If so maybe urgent care or your on call dr? Time is really all that will help.
XnikoX
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Heating pad.
Or icey hot. Other alternatives for icey hot... tiger balm, badger balm, aspercreme
lunyuny
by on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Urgent care
lovemymini
by Emerald Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM
ER. They can probably give you something stronger. Maybe a heating pad.
lunyuny
by on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM
I agree alternate ice n heat and take ibuprofen. if not better urgent care.
Elyce225
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Are you sure it was a muscle?

Is it shooting down your legs or anything?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:05 PM
There is no urgent care in my area. I live in the middle of nowhere. I rubbed some Walmart brand icy hot on it and it just made my skin tingle. Ill try some rice in a sock. It hurts so fucking bad. It's starting to hurt other muscles from breathing and sitting funny.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM
No shooting pain. Just whenever move or try to breath normally it hurts so damn bad.


Quoting Elyce225:



Are you sure it was a muscle?



Is it shooting down your legs or anything?

Elyce225
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Heat for 20 then ice for 20.

If you have any access (that is not illegal) to a percocet or vicodin that would help relax the area a lot. I doubt anything over the counter will help that much.

Good luck.


Quoting Anonymous:

No shooting pain. Just whenever move or try to breath normally it hurts so damn bad.




Quoting Elyce225:




Are you sure it was a muscle?





Is it shooting down your legs or anything?


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