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Hi
I wake up with this dull pain kinda sore ( it's in the middle right side back ) yesterday I went to hot tub I also yesterday felt sore on both side just this morning I had this discomfort when I try to stretch like if I turn clock wise I can feel like its stuck and i feel hurt scale 1 to 10 I would say 6 I'm thinking muscle strain plus I'm due to my period so maybe it related , I haven't really been doing any lifting or anything just woke up with this discomfort
I'm not sure if its my liver or my kidney cause the pain feels like a muscle thing plus I had my kidney and my liver checked on top of that's I do not drink
I applied cream icy hot and took 2 Tylonol I'm thinking to put one those patches?
Your thoughts?
Thank you

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Hi Samia,

Could have been the muscle warmed up in the hot tub and a relatively minor contraction or sleeping in a twisted position may have caused a strain of the muscle. A strain of the quadratus muscle is common and will be aggravated by twisting. If possible, you might consider taking something like Ibuprofen and applying an ice pack to the area to help with any inflammation. For now, I would stay out of the hot tub for a few days. You can use topicals like the icy hot and a pain patch if it helps. Also, you should sleep with a pillow between your legs on the side to help prevent twisting and you can use a pillow under your knees when lying on your back to relax the muscle. Hopefully, it is just a minor strain and should respond with these simple measures. If it does not improve in a few days, or if the pain gets worse, see a doctor.

All the best!

Dr. Steve

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Dr. Steve Ornstein

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I can answer questions regarding neck and back pain treatment and general musculoskeletal conditions. Acute, chronic and degenerative conditions using various methods; exercise, rehabilitation, traction. Pain relief methods and professional quality products via website at http://www.necksolutions.com which can be used at home.

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Graduated Chiropractic College in 1987, working in numerous clinics within two states using a variety of manual and physiological therapies. Involved in martial arts for 20 years.

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Chiropractor Sherman College, Certified in Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Certified Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Studied with Dr. Cox using Flexion Distraction Technique, Studied with Dr. Leahy using Active Release Technique. Myofascial Release with Dr. Rockwell - Parker Chiropractic College. Certified in Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy.

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