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lower back injury from deadlifts. how long is the recovery?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
Depends on Diagnosis: Depends on specific type of injury -- both for most types of injuries for this sort of mechanism, if you follow treatments recommended by your doctor including nsaids, lumbar stabilization program, avoiding heavy lifting, and repetitive squating/bending, it should resolve in about 4-6 weeks.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does will it take for a lower back injury to completely heal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on cause: Improvement of symptoms depends on what is the cause. Muscle spasms respond well and quickly to physical therapy and anti- inflammatories. Fractures and nerve impingement takes a longer time. Average for pain is 4-6 weeks.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Lower back injury, what is the proper specialist to see?

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Dr. Loren Lewis
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
It depends: There are reasons to go directly to the emergency department. Short of these, you can go to a lot of disciplines. Your insurance will sometimes dictate this. Short of an emergency situation, it is reasonable to start with your primary care provider and they will direct you according to clinical criteria.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do I get over my lower back injury?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Evaluation: Start with an evaluation by a spine specialist.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What should I do about my lower back injury from work?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Report it : If you have sustained a work related injury, you must first report it and your job must file first report of injury or illness to the insurance company. You will be given a claim number and assigned a claim adjuster. You mat then seek medical care through a chosen by you or sent to facility chosen by the insurance. If there is an ermergency go to the nearest er!
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do I treat my lower back injury?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury.

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