Post Operative Rehabilitation
Post Operative Orthopaedics
Common symptoms of a lumbar sprain or strain
Pain in the lower back and upper buttocks or legs.
Low back muscle spasm.
Pain with activities and generally goes away with rest.
Factors that contribute to lumbar spine injuries
Sudden forceful movement.
Lifting a heavy object improperly.
Twisting the back.
A ruptured disc.
Other factors that contribute to lumbar spine injuries
Lack of conditioning. This can cause the back to 'give out' during physical exercise or work activities.
Obesity. Excess weight leads to poor posture which puts strain on the muscles, causing injury.
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.