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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time Lumbar Strain

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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Possible lumbar strain from lifting?

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 more

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What can you do about a lumbar strain?

What can you do about a lumbar strain?

Lumbar strain: Physical therapy, exercise, antiinflammatories, muscle relaxant, hot and cold therapy. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can you do for a lumbar strain?

Conservative Rx: Generally these injuries are musculoligamentous and will heal fine on their own. Some early rest followed by physical therapy for core strength and flexibility exercises works well. Foam rollers can help with muscular strain. Also, yoga exercises can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What causes a lumbar strain and what can I do to fix/cure it?

What causes a lumbar strain and what can I do to fix/cure it?

Any activity: Any activity which stresses your back may cause lumbar sprain. Exercise, stay thin and in good shape. Exercise in a swimming pool is excellent. If something you do causes back pain don't do it. ...Read more

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Could a lumbar strain cause strain to other parts of your body?

Could a lumbar strain cause strain to other parts of your body?

It can: You are somewhat vague here but in general it can since you are probably engaging in some avoidance or movements or certain postures that make you back hurt less but may put more stress on other body parts, e.g. knees, hips. ...Read more

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I had a lumbar strain over 4 months ago and still hurt. What can I do?

I had a lumbar strain over 4 months ago and still hurt. What can I do?

Need treatment: If jr was jgst do to a pulled muscle it would have resolved in 6 to 8 weeks so you need to get it checked our if it is bothering you enough! ...Read more