Low Back Pain in Adolescent Athletes; Evaluation and Rehabilitation

Gera, Ashish and Pereira, P.C. and Eapen, Charu (2015) Low Back Pain in Adolescent Athletes; Evaluation and Rehabilitation. Journal of Exercise Science & Physiotherapy, 11 (2). pp. 76-89.

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Low back is a problem on the rise in adolescents which can be specific or non specific type. The risk increases in adolescents with their participation in sports activities that place a high amount of stresses on the lumbar spine. This not only leads to increased absenteeism from school but also increases the risk to have low back pain in adulthood, hence it is important to do proper evaluation and rehabilitate these adolescents at the beginning. An accurate and comprehensive history goes far in establishing the differential diagnosis. The red flags have to be cleared and proper physical and functional evaluation has to be done. Rehabilitation has to be comprehensive with the aim to facilitate the return of the athlete back to sports. The purpose of this review is to outline the assessment and management methods available for adolescent athletes with low back pain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Specific Low back pain, nonspecific low back pain, adolescents, sports, evaluation, rehabilitation
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 11:56
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2015 11:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143898

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