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what is sprain lumbosacral?

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Pulling muscles: Lumbosacral refers to the low back region. Sprain and strain are sometimes used interchangeably, but these refer to overstretching ligaments in the case of sprain, and muscles in the case of sprain. In the low back you have both muscles and ligaments and frequently have over exerted and overstretched both.

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The pinky blues: How to get rid of the "blues": ice 20 minutes on/20 minutes off during 1st week. After 1 week, heat or ice, whatever feels better. Arnica. Nsaids like Ibuprofen with food if your stomach's okay. Gentle stretching. If gets worse or not better in 2 weeks, see your doc. Hope your pinky's happy soon!
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When does a patient with a disc herniation undergo lumbosacral discectomy?

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A 26-year-old male asked:

What does having sprain and strain of lumbosacral mean?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Stretched and torn: Strain means overstretched muscle and tendon fibers and sprain means stretched ligaments. The degree of strain or sprain is determined by the extent of tearing of the fibers. The lumbo-sacral area is the lower back. So the strained muscles involve the paraspinals (muscles attaching to the spine), the sprained ligaments between vertebral bones and the very small (facet) joints of the spine.

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