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Understanding Back Sprains & Strains
Your "lumbar spine," or low back, is made up of five bones that are piled on top of each other and separated by a shock-absorbing disc.
Your low back relies heavily on the muscles and ligaments that surround it for stability. "Sprains" and "strains" are caused by these tissues being stretched too far or too hard, similar to how a rope frays when stretched beyond its natural capacity.
A "sprain" refers to damage to the thick, durable ligaments that support bones, whereas a "strain" occurs when the muscles or tendons that move your trunk are partially ripped.