What is a Lower Back Strain or Sprain

What is a Lower Back Strain or Sprain 

A back sprain or strain is an injury that occurs to the ligaments or tendons attached to our back muscles, most common in our lower back. When we push our bodies pass more then we should this could result in an injury. Auto accidents, falls and other factors could also cause injury or sprain.

Our back muscles help to hold our spine in place. As we get older our muscles are not as strong as they use to be and we may find ourselves with more back pain. Lower back pain is one of the main complaints among older people.

 

Some of the symptoms of a back sprain/strain include but not limited to:

Limited range of motion

Pain when twisting

Pain while bending. 

Muscle spasms


Some of the ways we can sprain/injury our backs

Weak muscles

Twisting to far

Sudden impact

Lifting to much 

Lifting incorrectly  


What can I do for my lower back pain

See your physician to determine if your back pain is do to a sprain/injury

Stay as Physically active as you can avoiding any positions that could aggravate your pain area.

Healing can last days to weeks. Icing the injured area right after the injury, and applying moist heat, can help. So can stretching exercises and over-the-counter painkillers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).

However, long-term NSAID use can cause stomach ulcers and bleeding, liver and kidney damage, and increased risk for heart attacks, so be sure to get your doctor’s approval before using them. If your pain gets worse rather than better, you may have a more serious condition that warrants a doctor visit.

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For more information on back pain see https://chicagohealthonline.com/pinpointing-cause-of-lower-back-pain-first-step-toward-relief/

 




 

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