What is a lower back muscle strain?
Lower back muscle strains are probably the most common muscle injuries among dancers. They are also referred to as “pulled back muscle” or “torn back muscle”. Typically, the pain is localized in the lower back and does not radiate down the leg. Back stiffness or deep cramps of the back muscles are often associated with this pain.
Acute pain from a lower back strain can resolve quickly if treated efficiently, however, low levels of pain may persist over weeks, and flare-ups can occur.