How Long Does It Take for A Pulled Back Muscle to Heal?

By Game Ready | Aug 23, 2018

A pulled muscle in the back is technically a muscle strain, but sometimes people also use the term to describe a ligament sprain. Both injuries have similar symptoms, with the primary one being pain. The most common location for a pulled back muscle is in the lumbar spine, which is the lower back area.

Read More >

6 At Home Lower Back Injury Exercises

By Game Ready | Aug 07, 2018

Lower back pain is one of the most common injuries among adults. Whether it’s minor or severe, it’s not something that should be ignored. Although you might be tempted to stay in bed and rest, doing strengthening exercises can actually help you recover faster.

Read More >

PT Techniques Used for A Pulled Back Muscle

By Game Ready | Jul 02, 2018

A pulled muscle in your back is essentially a muscle strain injury. This can happen when you extend beyond your normal range of motion, make a sudden movement, or overstress your muscles without properly warming up. Pulled back muscles can also occur as a result of poor posture and muscle weakness or imbalance, so you don’t necessarily have to be doing strenuous activity to be at risk for this type of injury.  

Read More >

Recognize the 8 Early Signs of a Pulled Back Muscle

By Game Ready | Apr 11, 2018

A pulled muscle in your back or neck area is not only uncomfortable, it can also be very inconvenient, especially if you are an athlete or just an active individual. Acute pain, unexpected muscle spasms, and the inability to move with full range of motion can have a significant impact on your daily life and prevent you from doing some of the things you love most.

Read More >

Back Injuries 101: Pulled Muscle Treatment

By Game Ready | Dec 26, 2017

Back injuries are one of the most common causes of pain among patients. In fact, lower back pain is the number one cause of disability and the second most cited reason for a doctor visit. As a practitioner, you have most likely treated back injuries caused in a number of ways, including athletes who pushed just a little too far and non-athletes who pulled a back muscle doing a normal everyday activity.

Read More >

Treating a Pulled Back Muscle With Contrast Therapy

By Game Ready | Aug 23, 2017

Back injuries happen all the time during the course of work, sports, or even everyday activities. In fact, it is estimated that the majority of people (80 percent) will experience a back injury at least once in their lives.

Read More >

What the Pros Recommend for Pulled Muscle Treatment

By Game Ready | May 11, 2016

Everybody has pulled a muscle at some point in their lives. Whether it is a low back strain, pulled hamstring, or an over-extended calf muscle, you know how painful it can be to recover from a muscular injury. These types of injuries often do not require professional intervention, but you can learn a lot from how the pros handle pulled muscle treatment.   

Read More >

How Can Cryotherapy Improve Recovery from a Pulled Back Muscle?

By Game Ready | Mar 16, 2016

A pulled muscle in the back is a common injury and a major contributor to the 80% of the population that experiences back pain. You can pull a back muscle during athletic activity, while shoveling, bending over to pick up an object, or even sneezing.

Read More >

How to Treat a Pulled Back Muscle at Home

By Game Ready | Oct 02, 2014

Almost everybody experiences a pulled back muscle at least once in their life. Perhaps you lifted an object that was too heavy, twisted too quickly, or had a nasty fall that strained your back. No matter what caused it, a pulled back muscle is both painful and disruptive to your lifestyle. Healing as quickly as possible is a priority for getting back to normal life and being pain-free.

Read More >

All content found on this website, including text, images, audio, or other formats were created for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website

Stay up-to-date on the latest injury & post-op recovery trends by subscribing to the Game Ready blog.