The most common source of lower back pain is muscle strain; and your symptoms may be localized in the right side of your back.

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The initial pain from a muscle strain may be severe, but it will likely subside over a few days. Read: A Guide to Lower Right Back Pain

Read on to learn more about treating lower right back muscle strain symptoms:

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Causes of lower right back muscle strain

Before we look at how to treat lower right back muscle strain, let's quickly look at its causes.

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Often times, muscle strain is the result of a minor injury. For example, it may be provoked by swinging a golf club or twisting the right side of your back to lift a child off the floor. Additionally, muscle strain can result from an impact injury to your right side; such as a car accident.

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Any of the above actions or events can cause a muscle in your lower right back to either tear or over-stretch. This in turn results in muscle strain (also called a pulled muscle), or damage to your muscle fibers.

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Treatment options

As a general rule, a muscle strain is not considered a serious injury. However, the pain from a muscle strain can be severe.

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To help relieve your symptoms, you can try any of the following conservative treatments for lower right back muscle strain:

Preventing future muscle strain

After your symptoms have subsided, you can speak with your doctor about a program of hamstring stretching.

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Tight hamstrings can limit the motion in your pelvis, which places stress on your lower back and makes your more susceptible to lower right back muscle strain. A regular program of hamstring stretching can prevent future muscle strain by lengthening your muscles, which eases the stress on your lower back.

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Learn more:

Exercises for Lower Back Muscle Strain

Causes and Diagnosis of Lower Back Strain