The spine is made up of a network of structures, vertebrae, discs, ligaments, muscles and nerves. The lumbar spine withstands a great amount of strain during movement. A lumbar spine injury may take the form of a muscle strain; a disc injury or a lumbar sprain may occur in which the ligaments are torn and the joint is injured. A lumbar spine injury leads to low back pain and loss of function.
Common symptoms of a lumbar sprain or strain
Factors that contribute to lumbar spine injuries
Other factors that contribute to lumbar spine injuries