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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-12

Low back pain in the young athlete

Department of Orthopaedics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Khalid Alsaleh
Department of Orthopaedics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.149521

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Low back pain (LBP) is a common occurrence among young athletes. Although most back pain is managed non-operatively, a careful assessment is required as some serious pathologies can masquerade as LBP. Both acute and chronic LBP occur in the athlete. Avulsion injuries to the posterior elements and apophysial ring fractures are top on the list of causes of acute LBP. Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are common diagnoses which are more frequently implicated as causes of chronic LBP. Extra-spinal causes of LBP should always be ruled out as delayed treatment may result in unacceptable outcomes.

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