WHY DOES MY BACK HURT? Sprains & Strains – When to see an Osteopath
Sprains and strains are an over-stretching of muscles, ligaments (hold joints together) or tendons (attach muscles to bones). They are usually not serious, even though they hurt a lot.
You need to see an osteopath if the pain last for more than a 3-5 days. Strains and sprains usually recover by themselves very well.
DO NOT STRETCH A SPRAIN / STRAIN. It might need taping to prevent accidental stretching. This is easy and any health professional or sports trainer should be able to do it for you.
Rest, Ice, Compression, and anti-inflammatory medication can also help, if you are allowed it.
When to see an Osteopath for sprains and strains
- If you are concerned that this is a severe injury
- If it hurts for more than 3-5 days
- If area feels clumsy, weak, or like it could easily get injured again
What to expect at the osteopath’s
- Expert assessment of strain, sprain, spasm, or a more serious issue
- Immediate and lasting relief in most cases
- Simple to follow, no-nonsense advice on how to manage this issue
- Honest no BS plan to let you know if this is an ongoing issue, or an easy fix.