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Lumbar Sacral Sprain Strain
Should have healed: The natural history of low back pain is that it gets better within a month or so. If it hasn't please see your doctor, or a specialist in physical medicine (physiatrist), osteopathic physician who does manipulation or a trusted chiropractor. Core and abdominal strengthening programs are very helpful. Make sure your seating and work ergonomics are good, and eat an anti-inflammatory diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Basically theses are: soft tissue injuries that get better with time with usually no long term issues as long as you are not a smoker, overweight and you exercise regularly. However, if symptoms persist or do not improve over several weeks get checked by your physician to make sure there are no other causes which can sometimes mimic initial symptoms of soft tissue injury. ...Read more
It is a good one: I guess that depends on who is answering this question but it is an appropriate choice & a good one, it is not the best as there are other options including, rest, activity modification, medication, massage, heat and/or ice applications, a simple back support or chiropractic as well as even acupuncture. It is a good way to learn back exercises & correct biomechanics to avoid a recurrence. ...Read more
What is Spondylolysis of L5-S1 and what are causes? Also, would muscle injury (I.E sprain/strain) to the Lumbar region cause Sciatica symptoms?
Possible: Typical pattern of injury is from lifting particularly when combined with a rotational or twisting component. The weight of the object lifted can play a role as well as its size or bulk and your use or lack of use of proper lifting technique. Repetitive lifting can also be a factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a sprained lumbar that didn't heal correctly cause muscle imbalances through the whole body and weakness?
No: A healed or recovered back strain would not have such an effect. ...Read more
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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