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Back pain from overexertion is common. Lifting heavy weight, twisting the back or repetitive use can cause a back sprain or strain. Most people have experienced a sore back from overexertion, but when the symptoms continue for more than a few days, it may be a strain or sprain. If you experience a back injury, come see us at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We offer back sprain and strain treatment to give you relief.

What is a Back Sprain?

Any joint in the body can be sprained, including the joints in the spine. A back or neck sprain involves injuries to the ligaments in the spine. Ligaments connect the facet joints to the vertebrae, securing the joints in place. When you bend or twist too far, the ligaments can be damaged, causing a back sprain. This could result in inflammation and pain from torn or stretched ligaments.

What is a Back Strain?

The back is covered in muscles and tendons that support the spine and upper body. Muscles move the body and tendons and also connect muscles to bone. When you lift a heavy item using your back muscles or move in an unexpected jerking motion, you can injure the muscles or tendons. This is called a back strain, which can result in muscle spasms, trigger point pain and stiffness in the back.

Treatments for Back Injuries

Minor back sprains and strains treatment can include rest and over-the-counter pain medications to reduce inflammation. Most minor back strains and sprains will improve after a few days of rest. For more severe sprains and strains of back muscles, tendons or ligaments, symptoms can persist. To relieve pain, treatments can include steroid injections to reduce inflammation or physical therapy to strengthen damaged muscles.

If you have suffered a severe back sprain or strain, come see us at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We offer treatment options to reduce ongoing pain for back injuries.

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

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