How long will a lower back strain cause you pain?

You can suffer a variety of injuries on the job, some of which are more serious than others. While many people assume that a lower back strain is easy to treat, this is not always the case.

Believe it or not, this type of injury may call for you to receive specialized treatment for an extended period of time. Furthermore, you may be required to stay off your feet, which means you may not be able to work.

The recovery period associated with a lower back strain depends on a variety of factors. For example, a mild strain may be treated and resolved within a few days. However, one that is much more serious, could cause pain for a month or longer.

Everyone recovers at a different rate, so there is no way of knowing exactly how long it will take to feel better.

The most important thing you can do is consult with a qualified medical professional. This person can examine your back, run the necessary tests and give you a better idea of the type of treatment that can get you back on your feet in the near future.

If you suffered a lower back strain injury on the job, you should report this to your employer and then receive medical attention. This will go a long way in helping you receive workers' compensation benefits.

With these benefits, you can receive money until you are able to return to work. This will give you some peace of mind as you recover from your lower back strain and look forward to returning to your job.

Source: Web MD, "Low Back Strain," accessed April 25, 2017

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