Low Back Pain in Teen Athletes


Low Back Pain in Teen Athletes, Adolescent Back Pain

  • 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%)