Diagnosis and treatment
To diagnose a lumbar sprain, the doctor will first do a physical assessment and ask the patient questions about their pain. Generally, no further examination is necessary to diagnose a lumbar sprain, unless the pain persists for many weeks. However, the doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medication for the patient if the pain is too severe, and advise the patient to rest in order to avoid worsening the situation.
Physiotherapy and osteopathy, along with chiropractic and massage therapy, may also be good options to relieve pain associated with a lumbar sprain.