Dr. Nadel routinely treats athletes in the West San Fernando Valley who are suffering from lower back pain stemming from a sports injury. For patients who routinely play sports or engage in strenuous activities including running, weightlifting, or high contact sports including football, lower back strains are incredibly common. Lower back injuries in athletes are often caused by a repetitive impact (such as from running), from constant twisting, such as in golf or tennis, lifting heavy objects, or from sudden impacts with other players. Most of the patients who Dr. Nadel treats in Westlake Village and West Hills, CA are suffering from low back pain due to muscle strains and/or ligament sprains. Lower back pain caused by strains and sprains is often successfully treated with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories.