What is back/spine strain?
Also known as: lower back strain, pulled back muscle.
A back or spine strain occurs when the muscles in the lower back get stretched too far or torn. This results in damage to the muscle fibers and can cause pain, among other symptoms.
Reviewed by: Stephen G George, MD
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