• Question: how long does it take for your back to heal?

    Asked by chelseastyles to Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete on 24 May 2012.
    • Photo: Pete Etchells

      Pete Etchells answered on 24 May 2012:

      I think it depends on the type of damage done to your back, and how serious it is. If you pull a muscle in your back, it might take a few weeks to heal. If you sprain your back though (in other words, if you damage a muscle ligament), it can take months to heal properly. If you break a bone in your back, that can be extremely serious and take years to heal; but if you damage your spinal cord in the process, that can potentially be permanent. Were you thinking of a particular type of back trouble?

    • Photo: Faye Didymus

      Faye Didymus answered on 26 May 2012:

      Pete has pretty much covered this question 🙂 It depends on the type of injury and how well-attuned your body is to recovering 🙂