Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

Do Sports Parents Always Know What’s Best for their Kids? Not in These 4 Instances! + MORE

Sports parents, do you know what’s best for your athlete? If you’d asked me that question when I was raising three young athletes, I would have adamantly said YES. Of course I know what’s best for my children. I know them better than anyone; I understand their quirks, their weaknes.... More »

An Open Letter from the Back Seat

Dear Mom and Dad I wanted to start this letter by saying I love you, and I know you mean well. I appreciate all the time and energy you put into taking me to my games and practices, and I know you sacrifice a lot to do it. I also appreciate when you try to The post An Open Letter from the Back Seat .... More »
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How to Help Athletes Cope With Intense Coaches + MORE

Parents: Help Sports Kids Let go of Mistakes In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Kay about what she can do when her son freezes because the coach is really intense. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to su.... More »

When To Evacuate in Youth Sports

Please forgive me if I have the word evacuate on my mind; I’ve been hearing it a lot lately here in Southwest Florida. When to evacuate has been a huge topic of discussion ever since we got wind of Hurricane Irma’s coming. Did you evacuate?  Where did you evacuate to?  How long were yo.... More »
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Revisiting the Head First Slide and Breakaway Base Debates + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent study shows that head first sliding has a higher injury risk than feet first sliding Additionally, breakaway bases also reduce injury risk from sliding .... More »
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After all, if we shoulder their burdens, they’ll be happier, right?
Not usually.
Children are happiest when parents scaffold their children’s ability to tackle life’s challenging experiences.
This kind of scaffolding is necessary from a very young age…

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national youth football tournaments 1481063929 679327880 Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini Epidemic + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Stress fractures in the low back (lumbar spine) are injuries that can result in months off from sport and in some instances can lead to withdrawal from the sport
Many types of low back pain can be managed early on, before anything serious happens
Seek qualified medical care for pain that doesn’t improve after a few days of rest and simple treatment, or for pain that is affecting performance

One of the high schools where I’m team physician appears to be having a mini- epidemic of low back (lumbar spine) stress fractures…

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