Muscle Strain Symptoms
Following a low back muscle strain, people will often experience localized pain in the region of the strain. Spine and hip range of motion will likely be restricted as these movements can stress the injured area. Even simple motions such as rolling in bed or moving from sit to stand can cause significant strain. In an isolated muscle strain, the individual should not notice any neurological signs (numbness, tingling, muscle atrophy, or other symptoms down the legs).
Muscle Strain Treatment
Additionally, it is recommended to see a Doctor of Physical Therapy within the first several days following a lumbar injury. The Physical Therapist can help decrease pain and more importantly prevent injury from occurring in the future.
Bonus Treatment Advice
For previous articles on low back muscle strains, please read the following blog posts!