In this video, I will tell you Does sports-related
activities can cause back pain? Whenever you step out onto the playing field
or into the gym, you run the risk of suffering some sort of injury. Back injuries are among the most common, whether
you’re a committed and competitive athlete or a weekend warrior. Around 90 percent of these acute back injuries
will get better on their own, typically in about three months. However, sometimes back injuries can be a
bit more serious and require a doctor’s care. Sports-related back and spine injuries vary
somewhat with the sport, but a few of the most common include: Cervical means neck injuries. Some injuries occur more often in certain
sports. “For example, in football, we commonly see
stingers” which is a type of neck injury. When a player suffers a “stinger” on the
field, it should resolve very quickly. Lumbar means lower back sprains and strains. You could get one of these injuries in the
gym if you try to lift too much weight or use the improper technique when lifting. Acute injuries like lower back sprains and
strains typically resolve on their own. Often, you don’t need a doctor to evaluate
them further. Treatment for minor lower back pain is generally
self-directed. For these types of injuries, you can take
over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or Naprosyn. Fractures and other injuries to the spine’s
supporting structures. In sports that involve repetitive extension
movements, such as volleyball, gymnastics, diving, cheerleading, and dancing, spine stress
fractures are fairly common. This type of injury causes lower back pain. Doctors diagnose spine stress fractures by
reviewing an x-ray or CAT scan and usually treat the injuries with a back brace and rest. However, in certain instances, these injuries
require more aggressive treatment. Let’s say you have injured yourself playing
a weekend game of tackle football, or hurt your back when doing back squats at the gym. Now you’re in pain and don’t know whether
you should see a doctor or just take some over-the-counter pain medication and wait
it out. If you experience any of these warning signs,
then you should probably get to a doctor for further evaluation. Your back pain gets progressively worse. The pain radiates to your legs or causes weakness. You experience bladder or bowel changes. Your pain affects your balance or walking. Your pain persists for more than two months. The muscles and supporting structures of the
back weaken when you remain in bed for days on end. This can lead to a vicious cycle of continued
back pain. Back injury prevention. There are ways to reduce your risk of suffering
a serious back injury. Strengthen your core. Use proper form and technique when lifting
or performing. Warm-up and stretch. Get plenty of sleep. Maintain ideal body weight. Participating in sports is a great way to
stay fit and emotionally healthy, regardless of age. Don’t let a back injury keep you out of
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