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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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How dangerous is a sprained lumbar?

How dangerous is a sprained lumbar?

It should not be: Dangerous for you, as long as it is just a sprained lumbar muscle or ligament, which is fairly common and you should recover in a few days. That is assuming it is the right diagnosis. If you are having pain radiate anywhere, then it may not be just a sprain. ...Read more

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After spraining a good part of my lumbar area I've relied on being on the floor throughout the day to take the tension out now my back is weak. Help!

Get moving: 1-2 days of rest can be helpful after injury to the muscles of the lower back. Too much rest, however, can lead to further stiffness and pain. Early mobilization including gentle stretching will help you recover. This can be done on your own for minor sprains, but may require assistance from a phyiscal therapist for more severe injuries. Consult a physician to start proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best or normal prescription medicine for sprain in the lumbar region?

What is the best or normal prescription medicine for sprain in the lumbar region?

Normal?: There is no normal medication for lumbar sprain. Would recommend an otc such as Aleve (naproxen) or advil. These should be combined with heat and stretching exercises. If your symptoms persist see your pcp. ...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?

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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Sprained lumbar with leg soreness is what term?

Sprained lumbar with leg soreness is what term?

Radiculopathy: If you are speaking of lower back pain with pain radiating down the leg with associated numbness and tingling; the term is radiculopathy. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more