What is a lumbar sprain?
A lumbar sprain is a frequent injury of the vertebral column (spine). It is an injury of the ligaments located in the lower back which link one vertebra to another. This injury can also affect adjacent tissues such as muscles or other vertebrae. In the presence of a lumbar sprain these tissues are susceptible to inflammation. This inflammation causes the pain and can also result in muscle spasms both during activity or at rest. The severity of the problem is variable and differs from one person to another.
What are the most common signs and symptoms of lumbar sprain?
- Back pain at rest and during movement
- Muscular spasms
- Loss of mobility in the back
What causes a lumbar sprain?
The most frequent causes are obviously heavy lifting, excessive rotational movement (“false move”) and falls.
Physiotherapists are there for you!
Several approaches exist to treat a lumbar sprain. The team of professionals at PhysioOutaouais can help you. Following an evaluation they will be able to select the best approach for your situation, helping you heal and return to your activities in full health.