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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

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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Radiculopathy (Definition)

The term radiculopathy is a term used by physicians to refer to nerve pain that follows a particular anatomical distribtuion in the human body. It is most commonly associated with the lumbar spine and herniated discs but can also occur in the neck region and arms. The symptoms are typical pain and number follow a particular nerve innervation and this allows a clinician ...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?

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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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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I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy

I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy

Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to a chiropractor for a lumbar sprain?

Do you think I should go to a chiropractor for a lumbar sprain?

If your sure about: The diagnosis. Otherwise get investigated by seeing your pcp, then decide who you want to see. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

Sprains and strains are conditions in which a person has problems with his muscles (strains) and joints (sprains), such as pain, swelling, fractures, restricted movement, or joint instability, due to trauma or excessive exercise. The treatment ...Read more