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LUMBAR SPRAIN
  • Published on Thursday April 7th, 2016

LUMBAR SPRAIN

Lumbar sprain is a blanket term for all lower back problems that do not involve nerve damage. Low back muscles, ligaments and joints can be affected by a false movement or poor posture. 70 to 80%¹ of North American’s will suffer from this condition at some point in their lives.

How can a physiotherapist help?

To ensure quick and proper recovery, physiotherapy should be started within the first 90 days². In fact, the treatment of choice for low back pain is physical activity, and your physiotherapist can help you choose the best exercises and treatment plan³.

ACUTE LOW BACK PAIN

(0-4 weeks)

SUBACUTE LOW BACK PAIN

(4-12 weeks)

CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

(12+ weeks)

 Medication as needed

Exercises

Mobilizations/Manipulations

 Exercises

Mobilizations/Manipulations

Muscular relaxation

 Exercises

Mobilizations/Manipulations

Muscular relaxation

Multidisciplinary approach


At Kinatex, our professionals will help you regain a functional and healthy lifestyle as soon as possible and will advise you on proper posture and ergonomics to help you maintain the health of your low back.

Regardless of the type of patient, physiotherapy started soon after the problem is identified can help speed recovery, minimize any lingering effects and reduce the risk of recurrence.

Associated services

References

¹CAI C et al. A Clinical Prediction Rule for Classifyinf Patients with Low Back Pain who Demonstrate Short-term Improvement, with Mechanical Lumbar Traction. Eur Spine J 2009; 18 :554-561.

²FRITZ J et al. Primary Care Referral of Patients with Low Back Pain to Physical Therapy. SPINE 2012; 37(25) : 2114-2121

³Institut de recherche en santé et sécurité au travail (2006). https://www.irsst.qc.ca/media/documents/PubIRSST/clip.pdf [consulté 23/09/2014]