The specialty trained doctors at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of Lumbar Spine Injuries
Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic lumbar spine condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms we may be able to help.
The lumbar spine or lower back contains five vertebrae with different nerves, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Exiting out of each lumbar vertebrae is a nerve root that travels into our legs and feet. The lumbar spine is designed to bear weight and plays a major role in the movement of our spines. The lumbar vertebrae are the largest of all of our vertebrae, which is important for support. The lumbar spine is also has many muscles that are used to strengthen and maintain movement of our spine. Due to the complexity of the lumbar spine it is often prone to many different injuries.
Some symptoms associated with lumbar spine injuries include:
- Pain and tenderness throughout the muscles of the low back
- Muscle tension and stiffness
- Pain or numbness and tingling into the low back, buttock, and lower extremity
- Muscular weakness and/or atrophy of the lower extremity
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Lumbar sprain / strain is an injury that occurs in the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lumbar spine. The most common mechanism with these types of injuries are due to repetitive stress and strain throughout our daily lives. The lumbar spine is prone to many overuse injuries due to improper posture and poor body mechanics. Symptoms of lumbar sprain/strain can include pain, tenderness, tightness and decreased range of motion.