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Pinched Nerve or Pulled Muscle (in Your Back)? 2 Simple Ways to Figure Out

2012/09/16By 0 Comments

pinched nerve or pulled muscle2 200x300 Pinched Nerve or Pulled Muscle (in Your Back)? 2 Simple Ways to Figure OutOuch, it hurts. Your back. Suddenly. But how can you determine the CAUSE of the ouch? Is it a pinched nerve or pulled muscle? Sciatica or piriformis syndrome? Herniated disc or stress? And How do I make it go away?

 Determining the cause of your back pain without a physician’s examination is difficult. And many times a physical examination will NOT give you the answer, or give you the wrong one, unfortunately.

 However, this guide will reveal 2 simple ways determine if your back pain is caused by a pinched nerve or a pulled muscle. And of course – What to do about each.

Pinched Nerve or Pulled Muscle?

Clue #1

Pulled muscle is usually describes as dull aching pain. Injured muscles can cause a surprising amount of pain and can become inflamed and spasmed, causing back pain and significant stiffness.

Pinched nerve feels like sharp-shooting pain and may be accompanied with numbness and tingling.

 Clue #2 

Pulled muscle is usually localized in one area. The area should feel tender when touched and when you try to use the muscle, you feel immediate pain.

Pinched nerve pain usually radiates down the length of the leg, so you feel back pain along with pain in one or both your legs.

 How to Heal a Pulled Muscle in Back

A muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, occurs when a muscle is stretched too far, and small tears occur within the muscle

A pulled muscle can take up to 6 weeks to heal completely. Even though it’s the most common cause of back pain, there is not much you can do about it except for icing, gentle stretching and massaging and taking pain relievers (no more than a few days!).

 How to Heal a Pinched Nerve in Back

There are a few possible causes for a pinched nerve (slipped disc, herniated disc, ruptured disc, degenerative disc disease and piriformis syndrome). But no matter the cause, there are 2 simple steps you have to take to NATURALLY cure your pinched nerve condition.

 Do not fool yourself to think that it will go away or heal on its own and please do not start relying on dangerous pain medication to keep your sanity. Read my guide about the 2 simple steps and take action now, before it gets worse (and the pinched nerve gets on your nerves…)

 To your health and happiness,


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