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I had a lumbar strain or sprain 3 months ago, but still have pain. When will it fully heal?
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is more than a
Strain as it would have been healed by 6-8 weeks later. You need to get evaluated as to what is the true diagnosis unless it is improving otherwise.
Then, it will most likely continue to resolve even if a disc is involved 90% of the time but it could be a few months.

In brief: It is more than a
Strain as it would have been healed by 6-8 weeks later. You need to get evaluated as to what is the true diagnosis unless it is improving otherwise.
Then, it will most likely continue to resolve even if a disc is involved 90% of the time but it could be a few months.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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