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Low Back Pain in Female Athletes

Young female athletes (average age 23 years) endure a considerable amount of low back pain (LBP). According to a recent study, “the 12-month prevalence of LBP was 39.0 %; in addition, lifetime and point prevalence (people who have pain right now) of LBP were 59.7 and 17.8 %, respectively.” When broken down by sport, basketball (47.9 %), karate (44.0 %) and badminton (42.4 %) had the highest 12-month prevalence of LBP.

Make sure your young athletes have regular visits to their doctor of chiropractic. Remember, chiropractic is more than just back pain, it’s all about wellness and total health.

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One Response to “ Low Back Pain in Female Athletes ”

  1. Teri Green on at

    I have found that many athletes with lower back pain have a functional short leg. Upon evaluation is a short limb is found then a shoe heel lift should be prescribed.
    Thanks for an interesting article.

    Teri Green
    Atlas Biomechanics

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