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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I have a lumbar sprain and it does not seem to be getting better. Next steps?

I have a lumbar sprain and it does not seem to be getting better. Next steps?

Seek medical care: Let's start with what we know-you have back pain. We don't know the cause (lumbar sprain does not explain it). I suggest seeing a well trained physician who can give you a precise diagnosis as to the cause of the pain. Then an accurate treatment specific for the diagnosis can be given applied and you will see improvement. ...Read more

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Going to start epidural injections in my back for the pain caused from a lumbar sprain. What is it like?

See below: These injections or not given for a lumbar strain. This usually responds with physical therapy. You may have some other disk pathology which this procedure has been recommended to you . These injections are usually given 1 to 2 weeks apart. There are usually administered by a orthopedic surgeon pain management anesthesiologist and administered with local anesthesia under flouro scopic guidance. Please review all the benefits risks and alternatives and complications associated with the procedure with the physician who is doing the procedure at least one week in advance prior to undertaking this procedure. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar sprain show on a xray?

Can a lumbar sprain show on a xray?

Not usually: Soft tissue injuries do not usually show on plain radiograph but can be seen on ultrasound or mr exam. Secondary signs of sprain sometimes can be seen such as straigtening of the normal lordotic lumbar curvature. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors take care of a lumbar sprain?

Can chiropractors take care of a lumbar sprain?

Absolutely: Chiropractors are well equipped to care for musculoskeletal injuries of the lower back. If neurological symptoms develop such as pain or numbness radiating into the buttocks /legs or bladder / bowel dysfunction then evaluation by a physician with additional diagnostic studies is recommended. The same would be true if pain persists after standard chiropractic treatment. ...Read more

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Should I go to a chiropractor for a bad lumbar sprain?

It depends: The diagnosis lumbar sprain is not specific and says nothing about what is actually causing the pain. I would suggest you first seek a physician who can give you a specific diagnosis before seeking treatment. Once the precise cause of the pain is known, a well thought out treatment plan can be implemented. This may involve chiropractic care as part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Can an MRI detect lumbar sprain in the lower back area?

Can an MRI detect lumbar sprain in the lower back area?

Unlikely: Most MRI units do not have the power and/or not set up sensitivity wise to detect most soft tissue injuries unless severe. There really is no indication to diagnose this condition by MRI as it can be made clinically and treated with good success. It is not indicated and a waste of money to get a MRI for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Epidural for pain clinic due to lumbar sprain, what to expect?

Epidural for pain clinic due to lumbar sprain, what to expect?

Safe procedure in: Experienced hands. They will take you into a room with a fluoroscopy machine, which is a c shaped x ray machine that they can maneuver around you. They will take some pictures, put a needle in your back, position it correctly with x ray, and then put the medication in the epidural space (assuming translaminar) if transforaminal, will be slightly to the side. Procedure will be maybe a few minutes. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more