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Lumbar Spine Injuries

  • Merrilee Zetaruk

Abstract

As children are increasingly involved in highly competitive sports and training at a greater intensity, new patterns of injury are emerging (1, 2, 3, 4). Low back pain is identified in 10–15% of participants in youth sports in general (5,6), with this percentage being even higher in certain sports. Studies reveal that 27% of college football players (7), nearly 50% of young artistic gymnasts (8,9), and up to 86% of rhythmic gymnasts (10) complain of low back pain.

Keywords

Young Athlete Overuse Injury Posterior Element Cauda Equina Syndrome Clin Sport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Merrilee Zetaruk
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Child HealthUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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