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Lumbar Back Sprains: Treatment and Prevention

The most common cause of back pain is a spinal sprain or strain. Because the pain can be sudden and severe, some patients fear the worst.

Sprains - Strains - Soft Tissue Injuries

Back and neck sprains and strains are common soft tissue injuries that affect the spine's muscles (sprain) and ligaments (strain). These injuries can cause acute back pain, often limit movement and seldom require spine surgery.

Lumbar Back Sprains and Strains

Most people will experience back pain during their lifetime. Some patients fear the worst, especially when pain is severe.

Back Sprains and Strains Center

Back sprains are caused when ligaments, the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together, become overstretched or torn.

Lumbar Back Sprains: Diagnostic Steps

A lumbar sprain or strain causes local tissues to swell causing pain, tenderness and stiffness. The pain and other symptoms may mimic other disorders affecting the back.

Love Your Spine: Common Causes of Back Sprain and Prevention Tips

It turns out that lower back pain is very common among tennis players. Dr. Andrew Hecht provides information about 3 causes of back sprain along with tips for prevention.