RHP Alex Cobb, who was hit hard Saturday in his return from the injured list (lumbar strain
), opted for pitching a simulated game Monday instead of a bullpen session.
He was diagnosed with lumbar strain
and sprain, as well as myofasciitis (widespread pain).
In terms of diagnoses, despite foot and ankle leading all categories, the diagnosis of lumbar strain
was the single most common and was made 117 times (20%).
The common causes of lower back pain include lumbar strain
or sprain, nerve irritation, and degenerative bone or disc syndromes.
A 63-year-old woman, who was recovering from a lumbar strain
incurred after she slipped and fell in a grocery store two months prior, noted increasing lower back pain for five days.
She suffered from a left shoulder strain, contusion of coccyx, chest wall strain, lumbar strain
, cervical strain and head contusion but says she "received nothing but hospital bills in return."
One of the categories of injuries that Dr Morris discusses is lumbar strain
, sub divided into acute, chronic and loss of lumbo-sacral intervertebral discs.
She was found to have "[a]cute back pain; lumbar strain
." The court rejected the defendants' counsel's contention that the nurse did not complain about her back until one-year after the fall!