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Low Back Pain (Lumbago)

Low back pain can occur in connection with most sports, and its precise cause is unknown. Acute lumbago mainly affects those aged 30–40 years.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– The symptoms often appear after lifting a heavy object or turning rapidly, but can also occur without previous exertion. – The pain is usually located in the […]

Inflammation of Muscle Attachments

The muscle attachments around the spinous processes of the thoracic and lumbar spine can become inflamed as a result of overuse. Such injuries are most common among crosscountry skiers, javelin, discus and hammer throwers, weightlifters, and players of racket sports.

Symptoms

The athlete experiences:

– pain during exertion; – aching after exertion; – tenderness on […]

Muscle Ruptures

Ruptures of the back muscles occur in weightlifters; javelin and discus throwers; pole-vaulters; football, handball, basketball, and volleyball players, wrestlers and boxers; and many others. The injury usually consists of minor ruptures and is most often located in the long back extensors and the large, flat back muscles.

Symptoms – Piercing pain is felt on […]

Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Fractures of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae

Fractures of vertebrae in the thoracic and lumbar regions are uncommon in sports, but can occur in riders, alpine skiers, ski-jumpers, and participants in contact sports

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Severe pain is felt at the site of the fracture. – Pain is triggered by any back movement. – […]

Back

Back problems affect 80% of all people at some time in their life. There is no specific category of subjects who suffer back pain more frequently than others—labourers are affected as often as clerks, men as often as women. Important contributory factors are hard physical work, lifting, static working postures, and vibration. In spite of […]

Myositis

Myositis or muscle inflammation is rare; it mainly affects the muscles of the thigh, back, shoulder, and calf.

Symptoms and diagnosis

The following may suggest a diagnosis of myositis: – pain in the affected muscle group on exertion; – symptoms increasing as effort becomes more intensive and repetitive; – tender, firm areas felt on examination […]

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is common in girls and generally presents during the adolescence period. A scoliosis is a lateral bending or sideways curve in the spine that is apparent when viewing the spine from behind. In many occasions, there are asymmetry of the rib cage, shoulders and breasts. The pelvic ring usually tilts to one side. A […]

Back Pain

The most common site of back pain is the lower back or lumbar region. The lower back bears the weight of the upper body plus any weight that is carrying. It also twists and bends more than the upper back. The following factors can increase the risk for back problems:

1. Ageing. Discs begin gradual […]