? Approximately 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their life.

? Around 70% of back pain is caused by soft tissue strain or sprain. ??

? A back strain may occur when the muscles and tendons supporting the spine are pulled, overstretched, or twisted.

? Typical causes are overuse, stress, and lifting heavy objects that your body is not conditioned for.

? Sprains usually occur after a sudden fall or twist where a ligament is overstretched.

? Sprains and strains in the back region usually result in aches, spasms, pain, and difficulty bending over. Depending on the severity, it can be hard to stand up straight or move around.

? Some sprains and strains in the lumbar region will heal on their own without any problems within a few weeks.

? If left unchecked, some injuries can worsen over time and develop into chronic conditions.

? Physiotherapy relieves pain, as well as improves function, which are most likely to be affected by this disorder.

Your Airdrie PhysioWorks Physiotherapist help guide you on the path to recovery so that your sprain or strain does not develop into a chronic condition.

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