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What is low back strain?

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A series of muscles and ligaments in your back hold the bones of your spinal column in place. You can strain these muscles by stretching them too far, causing tiny tears in the tissue. The muscles are then weakened, so they may not be able to hold the bones of your spinal column in place correctly. The spine becomes less stable, causing low back pain. And because nerves stretch out from the spinal cord throughout the entire body, low back strain can cause pain in areas other than your back.

From: Low Back Strain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Low Back Pain: Tips on Pain Relief and Prevention." 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, "Low Back Pain." 

Rouzier, P., second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2019

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Low Back Pain: Tips on Pain Relief and Prevention." 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, "Low Back Pain." 

Rouzier, P., second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2019

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