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When you suffer a lower back sprain, you just can’t get comfortable no matter what position you try. Standing, sitting, lying down, moving and standing still all cause your lumbar spine area to hurt. Before you start relying on over-the-counter painkillers to make it through your day, seek out an experience spine specialist for a more permanent solution. Dr. Amr Hosny and a team of spine experts at the Spine & Rehab Group have eight locations in New York City and northern New Jersey to offer compassionate and effective care. Call for a consultation today.

Is a Lumbar Sprain Common?

The main reason 70 percent of people complain of lower back pain is because of a lumbar sprain, a twisted ligament in your lower back. You can inadvertently injure or damage the soft tissues that surround your spinal bones — the ligaments, muscles and tendons — by moving awkwardly, exercising improperly or playing sports forcefully. The result is varying degrees of back pain.

Any back pain is potentially serious. Your pain may be due to a lower back sprain or another problem altogether, such as:

Before you can receive treatment for your lower back pain, you require an accurate diagnosis from a spine specialist like Dr. Amr Hosny. At his practice with other spine doctors, the Spine & Rehab Group, you find expert and compassionate care from top doctors in New York City and northern New Jersey. The earlier you get your spine examined, the sooner you can get lumbar sprain treatment.

Our Board certified doctors Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
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David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
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Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR Board Certified Interventional Spine Medicine
Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR
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Deepali Gupta, MD, DABA, DABPM Board Certified Interventional Spine Specialist
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How Can I Cause a Lower Back Sprain?

Your spine helps you to stand tall while supporting your weight and protecting your organs. Your lower back provides the flexibility you need to bend, turn and twist. When you move with a sudden jerk, especially if you’re not properly warmed up, you can aggravate the soft tissues around your spine. When you hurt your back in a sports injury, you may have bent or twisted your spine in a clumsy way that inflamed or created micro-tears in those tissues. Lower back sprains usually happen to people between the ages of 20 to 50. Other ways you may have caused a lumbar sprain include:

What Happens When I Get a Lumbar Sprain?

Pain is the first way you know there’s something wrong with your lower back. You also may have felt a pop or a tear when the injury occurred. Getting to a spine doctor is your best course of action, as only an experienced, board-certified specialist like Dr. Hosny can accurately diagnose your condition and prescribe effective treatment.

Dr. Hosny and his team of spine experts in NYC and northern NJ rely on state-of-the-art medical technology to learn how severe your injury is. And they know how to treat a lumbar sprain. Besides the first rush of pain, other symptoms that alert you to a lower back sprain include:

patient TESTIMONIALS ★★★★★

I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.

Narendra G.

The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!

Carmen C.

The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.

Val B.

These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!


I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.


I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.


I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.


I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.

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What’s Involved in Lower Back Sprain Treatment?

Unlike treating upper back pain or middle back pain that can signal a life-threatening condition like a heart attack, lumbar sprain treatment isn’t a complicated affair. When Dr. Hosny explains how to treat a lower back sprain for mild to medium cases, he usually starts with conservative pain management techniques, such as:

Sometimes, your lumbar sprain causes severe pain. It may have become chronic. For this, you need other forms of lower back sprain treatment, such as:

You can book an appointment at any of the eight convenient locations like Cranford, East Brunswick, Paramus, Riverdale or Englewood Cliffs in New Jersey or the Financial District, Midtown Manhattan or Greenwich Village in New York City. Contact the Spine & Rehab Group nearest you for a consultation today.

Page Updated on Jun 26, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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