The most common causes of low back pain are lumbar muscle strains and sprains. Spinal pain in the lower back (lumbar region) or cervical region (neck) can often occur from daily activities, lifestyle or be work-related. Both the lumbar and cervical spine can have strains because of the weight-bearing function and involvement with moving or bending.*
Experiencing Muscle Strain? The New York Spine Institute is here to help. We have offices throughout greater New York City, Long Island, White Plains and Newburgh, NY. Contact us today.
NY Spine has a lot of professional doctors who work to give every patient in its facility the best care when it comes to the patients needing help with their neck, back or spine.
Patients have come to us for decades because of the experience and knowledge we have acquired over the years of training, with our practice led by medical director Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS.
We can accommodate any patients who feel like they are strained by how many doctors can only speak one language. Some of our staff can speak Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German or Russian.
You may experience a lumbar muscle strain when the muscle fibers abnormally stretch or tear. Lumber sprains occur because of when the ligaments (bands of tissue that hold bone together) are unusually stretched. This can be the result of gradual overuse or sudden injury.*
Some symptoms include:
Non-surgical low back, cervical and thoracic pain usually affects the central or para-spinal soft tissue without radiating into the arms, around the chest or down the legs. On the contrary, pain radiating from the spine into the extremities or chest wall implies structural pinching of the nerves in the spine that might require a surgical opinion if the situation fails to improve within days to weeks with non-surgical symptomatic treatment.
Other symptoms include*:
Diagnostic testing is really only necessary when the pain has been present for more than two weeks and has not improved as you expected. If your symptoms are presistent, you may be ordered one of the following tests:*
Your muscle strain can usually be treated with some of our non-invasive treatments, which may include:
Having muscle strain stay chronic can be frustrating, and NY Spine is more than happy to help you get your muscle back to its original quality. If you give us a call today, you’ll be able to receive a consultation at one of our convenient locations. We look forward to meeting you.*
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.