A lumbar sprain is an injury to the ligaments in the lower back. Ligament sprains can cause pain and irritation with specific movements. At Apollo, we perform a functional examination to assess the extent of the injury and to develop a treatment plan. Treatment will focus on reducing pain and inflammation, as well as promoting healing and restoring the normal function of the affected area.
Treatment can include a combination of manual therapies and shockwave therapy, but will always come back to movement. Just as with any other ligament sprain, ensuring a return back to healthy and pain-free movement is the goal of any treatment plan, prioritizing strength and being able to tolerate load.