Sprains and strains are common injuries that cause back pain and restricted mobility. Although used interchangeably, each term describes an injury to a different element of the body. Sprains are injuries that involve ligaments, while strains are injuries that involve muscles or tendons. Full Range Spine & Ortho provides back strain or sprain treatment at our four convenient locations in Los Angeles, Fullerton and Encino, CA.
Back strains or sprains can occur for a variety of different reasons. All manner of trauma from falls or accidents commonly causes back strains or sprains. They are also common injuries from poor posture or lifting mechanics in the workplace. For example, lifting improperly and/or twisting while lifting can easily result in a back strain or sprain injury.
Back sprains or strains result in pain that is worse with movement, muscle cramps or spasms, decreased function and/or range of motion and swelling. Some victims may hear a popping noise at the time of injury, most common when a muscle, tendon or ligament tears completely loose from the bone.
Non-Invasive, Regenerative Therapies for Back Sprain or Strain Injuries
Full Range Spine & Ortho specializes in using regenerative medicine to treat orthopedic injuries and conditions. This form of specialized medicine works with your body’s own natural healing mechanisms. Our therapies seek to provide a boost to these bodily healing processes to allow your body to heal quickly without invasive or risky procedures or overdependence on dangerous opioids.
Regenerative back sprain or strain treatment begins with RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) therapy and NSAIDs for the first 24-48 hours. Then, treatment may involve physical therapy, massage, PRP, biological treatments or other therapies. Our medical team may recommend a combined approach that includes several of these or other treatments.
If you incur a back injury that causes pain, swelling or lack of mobility/range of motion, you could have a back sprain or strain. Call Full Range Spine & Ortho or use our online scheduling tool to book an exam and consultation today.
The most appropriate treatments for you will depend on the cause, nature, and severity of your sprain and strain pain.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini at Full Range Ortho in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills to receive a custom-tailored sprain treatment plan.