Centro de la columna Vertebral: November 26, 2015
Sprains occur by disruption of muscle fibers at various locations within the muscle belly or at the musculotendinous junctions.
Acute pain is most severe 24 to 48 hours after injury. It is often associated with spasm, which after a couple of days can be localized to so-called trigger points.
Recurrent sprains are noted in short asymptomatic periods between these episodes. Chronic sprains are characterized by ongoing pain attributable to muscle injury.
Often times, patients with chronic lumbar sprains undergo multiple radiographic studies, with negative results.
Sprains have long been considered the most common cause of low back pain, although their exact or relative prevalence has not been established.
Most doctors recommend a short period of rest (one or two days), and placement of local ice in the acute period of a sprain and then continue with gentle and progressive stretching exercises, and then return the individual to their activities sports once you are asymptomatic.
However, this is done more out of habit than because there is documented evidence of the results of this type of treatment, although some authors have established treatments aimed at limiting painful postures and concentrating on exercising the back in pain-free arcs of motion.