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My husband fell while holding a sawhorse. He tried to drop

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My husband fell while holding a sawhorse. He tried to drop the sawhorses and fall onto his knees, but the sawhorse under his right arm caught him under the arm and twisted him to the grown as he feel. He twisted something in his back and is struggle with walking and finding a comfortable position to sit. He thinks going to the Urgency clinic is unnecessary as he believes it's just a twisted muscle. I'm convinced he should as he's in so much pain.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Severe pain will respond to IV pain medications well.

If no other symptoms like leg or arm weakness, tingling, numbness, then muscle sprain is most likely explanation.

Over the counter Ibuprofen 3 tabs with food every 6 hours along with warm heat can be tried for pain relief.

A muscle relaxant like flexeril will be better but will need prescription.
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