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Doctor insights on: How Do I Treat Pulles Ligaments In The Lower Back

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How do I treat pulles ligaments in the lower back?

How do I treat pulles ligaments in the lower back?

Diagnosis first: It is unusual to have back pain that stems only from pulled ligaments, so your first step should be to see a spine specialist (often, a physiatrist) to determine the diagnosis. If it is truly a pulled ligament, it will usually improve with time, physical therapy, and strengthening of the muscles surrounding the spine and core. Depending on the location of the ligament, prolo therapy may be option. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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How is a torn ligament in the neck treated? I also have disc problems in my neck and upper and lower back issues.

How is a torn ligament in the neck treated? I also have disc problems  in my neck and upper and lower back issues.

Conservatively : A ligament tear is a sprain. This will usually respond to rest & ice packs, initially. Followed by heat, massages, stretching exercises & otc nsaids. This is then followed by strengthening exercises. When pain free, you should looke into participating in a pilates &/or yoga class. This will provide you with a strong body and help prevent future problems. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor treat my lower back pain if it's caused by ligament strain or muscle strain?

Can a chiropractor treat my lower back pain if it's caused by ligament strain or muscle strain?

Yes: Chiropractic techniques can relieve pain from restricted spinal movement, often seen in reaction to muscle strain or injury to a leg which changes your walk. A ligament injury (connecting bones, affecting stability) can worsen with chiropractic treatment and set off more muscle spasms and pain. Your response to chiropractic treatment can help guide medical treatment, if required. ...Read more

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Should stretching and strengthening exercises be done when there's still pain caused by a ligament problem at the lower back?

Should stretching and strengthening exercises be done when there's still pain caused by a ligament problem at the lower back?

It depends: It depends on a few factors. You need to know whether the trend of your pain is getting better or worse, whether stretching alleviates or worsens the pain, and whether strengthening alleviates or worsens the pain. The exercise program chosen and monitored should be individualized to your specific needs during each phase of your injury. See a spine doc if it still persists for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Strained ligaments lower back from repetitive bending/twisting at work. Im modifying what im doing. If I continue to work can this become permanent?

Possibly: It is possible that if you continue to strain your lower back. Then yes over time this could become permanent. You could speak to an occupational therapist in regards to techniques to help prevent this strain while at the same time keep your job. Since your Canadian go to your regular doctor to be referred to a good occupational therapist. ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed my lower back pain to be caused by ligament strain but can ligament strain cause sacrum pain n a sensation down the leg as well?

Doc diagnosed my lower back pain to be caused by ligament strain but can ligament strain cause sacrum pain n a sensation down the leg as well?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It sounds like you might have a nerve pain. You should seek help from a health care provider, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a torn ligament in my lower back above my buttocks. My doctor has prescribed me to take naproxen. Will naproxen effect my ibs?

I have a torn ligament in my lower back above my buttocks. My doctor has prescribed me to take naproxen. Will naproxen effect my ibs?

Yes it likely will: Depends upon how sensitive your system is to these meds. I would say it wouldn't likely be harmful to try. However, given that these meds are likely to aggravate your condition, why not try tylenol (acetaminophen) (no effect)? Salonpas hot patches, ice/heat also will not affect your GI system. On the contrary, Naproxen will not heal this ligament, only time does that... ...Read more