Back Sports Injuries
Back pain can affect everything you do. And a sharp, sudden pain can take your breath away. If you’re suffering from sudden or constant pain, we’ve can help.
Back pain is common, especially amongst people with active lifestyles. Recreational to professional athletes can experience pain that may range from dull aching to extreme. You may experience lower back pain if you participate in sports that require a repetitive twisting motion, such as golf, baseball, tennis or gymnastics. And non-athletes may experience back pain when trying to spontaneously show off their dance moves.
Back pain itself is not a condition. The pain is typically a symptom of medical conditions, such as the following:
- Muscle strains or ligament sprains – an injury to the muscle or the tearing or stretching of a ligament.
- Spondylolysis – a stress fracture of a vertebra.
- Spondylolisthesis – a vertebra of the spine slips out of the proper position onto the bone below.
- Herniated disk – the rubbery cushion (or disk) between the vertebra ruptures.
Treatment of back sports injuries
Back pain is not normal, so don’t ignore it. Pain is an indication that something is wrong and that you may need to see a back pain specialist. Learn more about back pain and spine care.
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