I pulled a muscle in my back last night overhead lifts.Im doing the heating pad and all that,but I was wondering if theres any certain vitamins or foods I should take more of to speed up the healing process?Anything tricks or tips from any veterans of the workout game?I got epsom salts and hot baths and everything I could think of.
If it's a rip or a tear, you should probably go on Celebrex (NSAID).
Not ideal, and might sacrifice muscle size, but will help help it up more quickly.
Otherwise, I'd hit up a good massage therapist.
By tweaking one back muscle, you could be pulling other muscles out of alignment, and a whole domino effect will happen -- can take weeks to sort itself out.
Find a good RMT and ask for "active release" massage, along with "deep tissue" -- both are great.
>Active release moreso if you've hurt yourself.