Annular tear causes the most common pain in the back. This is the prototypical cause of acute lower back pain. Either the tear is preexisting and simply aggravated or a new tear has formed. This is normally what a “sprain” really is. This will be explained in great detail later in the book.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.