Slipped Disk

Spinal pain is a common reason for preventing athletes from participation in sports. The spine is composed of the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (low back) vertebrae. Approximately 20% of athletes will experience back pain during a 1-year period. Neck pain will occur in about 10% of athletes overall during this time period. Of course, this will vary from sport to sport. The cyclist will have a much higher prevalence of neck pain, while the gymnast will complain more of low back pain.

The sources of spinal pain are ...

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