Symptoms of sprain or strain
- Back pain that gets worse with movement
- Cramps and spasms in the muscle
- Decreased range of motion
Treatment of back strains and sprains
The treatment for both back sprain as well as strain is similar. The usual at home treatment includes rest, use of ice pack as well as compression and medications like NSAIDs. All these simple treatment options help in reducing pain, spasms as well as swelling. However, if the pain as well as other symptoms do not show any sign of improvement in about two weeks then you need to seek advice from a back doctor.
Prevention of Strains and Sprains
Although it is not always possible to avoid back injuries, there are certain ways by which you can lower the risk of strains and sprains. These are:
- Eat a healthy and well balanced diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Keep up with regular exercises
- Keep a good posture
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