How to Treat a Ruptured Back Muscle
The muscles of the back are composed of strong compact fibers that are made to keep the body erect when moving. But even if they are that strong, they still aren't invulnerable to injury. Back muscle strain or rupture occurs when the muscle is stretched beyond its normal limits and when it over contracts from a sudden movement such as lifting. The erector spinae muscles are the ones that do most of the work; and are located in the lower back, so that explains why most of the pain is localized in this area. Overuse and poor posture places unnecessary load on back muscles, which will then make them spastic. And soon enough these muscles will go weaker to the point where they could not function properly anymore--making it difficult for an individual to move. A ruptured back muscle is graded according to how bad the stretch or tear is. Below are the different grades along with its corresponding treatments.
Tips & Warnings
Observe proper posture so as not to place more stress on your back muscle.
Watch your timing and body mechanics when lifting heavy loads.
Maintain an ideal body weight to reduce unnecessary pressure on your back muscles.
Warm up to make your back muscles flexible before doing any type of exercise.
Seek immediate medical help if the following are present: if symptoms persist 2 to 3 weeks even after medications and rehabilitation, if there is numbness or loss of sensation on the area, if pain is accompanied with fever or chills or if there is bowel and bladder dysfunction.