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Lumbar sprain results in lower back pain

A lumbar sprain results in lower back pain. A Lumbar sprain is soft tissue damage to the ligaments, muscle and fascia surrounding the lumbar spine, sacrum or pelvis which results in lower back pain, stiffness of muscle spasm that may have an immediate onset or shortly after an injury.

This form of lower back pain is very common, can be in 60% of back injuries. The usual peak age is about 30-50 years of age and can occur 3 times more in men than women. On history you might complain of a previous back injury, you may have limited range of motion and pain gets better with rest or with heat pack.

Grade Description
Mild - Gr 1
  • Less than 10% fiber damage
  • Mild tenderness, no swelling
  • Mild pain at end range of motion
  • Functional recovery in 2-14 days
Moderate - Gr 2
  • 10-50% fiber damage
  • Moderate tenderness, no swelling
  • Mild loss of function
  • Functional recovery in 14-40 days
Severe - Gr 3
  • 51-100% fiber damage
  • Severe pain and swelling present
  • Pain with most movements
  • Significant loss of function
  • Functional recovery in 1-3 months
Treatment:

A chiropractor can definitely treat this type of lower back pain by doing the following:

This type of lower back pain responds very well to chiropractic treatment and with co-operation from the patient in terms of home care they should get back to normal in no time.

If you suffer from lower back pain, contact us or make an appointment to see your chiropractor.

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