Orthopedics Book


Low Back Pain in Teen Athletes

Aka: Low Back Pain in Teen Athletes, Adolescent Back Pain
  1. Etiologies (differ from adult causes of Low Back Pain)
    1. Most common causes
      1. Spondylolysis (47%)
      2. Stress Fracture
      3. Hyperlordosis predisposing to mechanical back pain
    2. Less common causes (contrast with adults)
      1. Lumbar Disc Disease (11%)
      2. Lumbosacral sprain (6%)
  2. References
    1. King (1999) Orthop Clin North Am 30(3):467-74 [PubMed]
    2. Micheli (1995) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 149:15-8 [PubMed]

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