Strain / Sprain (Low Back)

Pain with ROMs of L-S Spine
  • Maybe tenderness to palpation of paraspinous muscles
  • If midline tenderness over spine, NOT focal to a single vertebra
No other significant findings on Exam:
  • No bony tenderness to percussion
  • Normal motor strength bilat. legs
  • No dermatomal paresthesias
  • Negative Straight Leg Raise
No suggestion of Spinal Stenosis
  • <65; and/or
  • Pain not increased with ambulation & then relieved by bending forward

See posting Back Pain & Neck Pain.

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