Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

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youth football tournaments 1481063926 1782629147 Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini Epidemic + MOREMost of us want to protect our children from struggle.
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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