Back pain

What is back pain?

Back pain is a common injury in athletes. It is a discomfort in the mid-to-low back that can be associated with many different underlying issues. Back pain can be debilitating and restrict a person from participating in sports as well as hinder their daily lives. Early diagnosis and treatment of back pain is necessary to getting back to sports and avoiding a long-term injury.

What are some causes of back pain?

  • Lifting something that is too heavy
  • Lifting something improperly
  • The result of an abrupt and awkward movement
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Strained muscles/ligament
  • Poor posture

What are symptoms of back pain?

  • Pain down the legs
  • Numbness
  • Persistent back pain – lying down or resting does not help
  • Dull achy sensation
  • Sharp bursts of pain