Sprains And Strains
Fort Collins Sprain & Strain Relief
Most people will experience back pain during their lifetime. Some patients fear the worst, especially when pain is severe. Although back pain can be caused by fracture, disc disorder, or tumor, the most common cause is sprain or strain. Sprains and strains often result from excessive physical demands on the back. Lifting something too heavy, a sudden fall, sports injury or car crassh can cause soft tissues (ligaments, muscles, tendons) to stretch too much.
The spine includes vertebrae (bones), discs (cartilaginous pads or shock absorbers), the spinal cord and nerve roots (neurological wiring system), and blood vessels (nourishment). Ligaments link bones together, and tendons connect muscles to bones and discs. The ligaments, muscles, and tendons work together to handle the external forces the spine encounters during movement, such as bending forward and lifting.
A strain occurs when the muscle tendon unit is stretched or torn. A sprain occurs when the ligament, which attaches bone to bone, is stretched or torn.
Joints are stabilized by thick bands of tissue called ligaments which surround them. These ligaments allow the joint to move only in specific directions. Some joints move in multiple planes; therefore, they need more than one group of ligaments to hold the joint in proper alignment. The ligaments are anchored to bone on each side of the joint.
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