Back sprains are often the beginning of a long battle with back pain. Sprains are limited to the ligaments that link the spinal bones together, followed by tendons which connect muscles to bones and dics. Symptoms such as diffuse muscle aches, fatigue, back or neck pain, sleep disturbance, and muscle tender points often follow back sprains. It’s important to see your healthcare provider for a diagnosis if what you thought was a minor muscle sprain continues for more than a couple of weeks.
The diagnosis of stress-related back pain or sprain is based on a complete history and physical by a healthcare provider. It’s important to rule out maladies such as kidney disease, spinal tumors, or infection that can manifest themselves much like a back sprain. If you’re indeed diagnosed with back sprain, your treatment will most likely be overseen by some type of therapist or a chiropractor.
Back Muscle Treatments
If you have a muscle pull or strain in your back, resting it is recommended.Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the injury and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible.
There are healing tools that can help treat your back muscle strain and speed up the healing process so you can reduce your pain and get back to daily life. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®) will promote blood flow to heal your injury faster and more completely than any other methods available.