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A 31-year-old male asked:

What happen when ligament of lower spine tore?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Torn ligament?: Without a fairly significant injury, a truly torn ligament (a sprain) is fairly uncommon. It is also difficult to diagnose without an mri. Presuming you have a torn ligament, treatment is based on if there is a risk of instability. If a minor sprain, rest, ice, anti-inflammatories and time usually heals. More severe injuries occasionally require surgery--falls, auto accidents, etc.
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Last updated Mar 25, 2013

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