What is the prognosis (outlook) for people with back strains and sprains?

Most people with back strains and sprains have a full recovery with treatment within 2 weeks.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 11/09/2018.

References

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Low Back Pain Fact Sheet. Accessed 11/16/2018.
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Sprains and Strains. Accessed 11/16/2018.
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Back and Neck Pain. Accessed 11/16/2018.
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Low Back Pain. Accessed 11/16/2018.

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