Lumbar (lower back) muscle strains are the most common causes of lower back pain. Muscle sprains are common in the lower back, because it supports the weight of the upper body that is involved in lifting, moving, twisting and bending. Lumbar muscle strain is caused when muscle fibers are abnormally stretched or torn resulting from a sudden injury or from gradual overuse. Pain from lumbar sprains can be debilitating.
Lumbar muscle strain, also known as functional low back pain, chronic lower back injury or lumbar buttock fasciitis, is actually a chronic traumatic lesion of the lumbar muscle and its attachment point, which is one of the common causes of low back pain. Symptoms are lumbar or lumbosacral pain or reoccurring soreness and can be aggravated by climate change or physical fatigue. There are many causal factors.
Doctors may recommend physical therapy. The therapist will perform an in-depth evaluation, which, combined with the doctor’s diagnosis, dictates a treatment specifically designed for patients with low back pain. Therapy may include pelvic traction, gentle massage, ice and heat therapy, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and stretching exercises. A physical therapist will also recommend exercises to do regularly at home in the long-term. Alternative holistic options to relieve low back pain include acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage and yoga