Lower Back Strain Video

By Brandon J. Kambach, MD

Please Watch a video of Dr. Kambach Explaining a Lower Back Strain

There are many common conditions that can cause low back pain. A muscle strain or ligament sprain is a common occurrence. It can be causes by improper technique with lifting heavy objects. It also can be from  poor positioning with a sudden movement resulting in pain in your spine. In this video, Dr. Kambach explains why it is so important to stretch before and after activities to prevent back strains. Dynamic stretching is a technique which can really help prevent injuries.

Lower Back strain can be treated at JOI.

Lower Back Strain

JOI & JOI Rehab Treats the Low Back for Strains

The quick answer is strained muscles are tears to a muscle or tendon.  Muscle strains are tears to the fibers of muscles and tendons.  A tear can occur at any part of a muscle or tendon. A tendon is a fibrous tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The most common area to strain is at the junction where the muscle and tendon come together.  Strains to the low back can occur with a variety of activities.  Doing yard work, playing sports and lifting objects.  Other common strains are your hamstring, quad, bicep, triceps, abdominal, pectoralis, calf and trap muscles.

What is a Pulled Muscle?

Yes, a pulled muscle is the same as a muscle strain.  In our daily lives, it is often hard to tell the difference between a muscles strain and sore muscles.  Soreness in a muscle should resolve in a couple of days.  Sore muscles usually do not have swelling present in the muscle.

The first treatment for a strain is to use ice.  Some doctors also recommend the use of the laser for the treatment of low back strains and sprains.  It is also important to rest the body part of the body part involved.  To prevent a low back strain, it is important to keep your core muscles strong, lift with the correct technique and stretch prior to any activity.

Whether you are suffering from back issues, joint pain, or injuries resulting from any type of activity, JOI has 12 physical therapy clinics conveniently located in Jacksonville and Northeast FL who specialize in orthopedic rehab. To find out more about the treatment of back pain, please read this article on the treatment of herniated discs.

low back strain when lifting objects

Man suffering back ache moving boxes in his new house

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By: Dr. Kambach, MD

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