Posts Categorized: Back Injuries

When is it too Early for Youth Sport Specialization?

Dr. Brian Feeley considers sports specialization to be intensive, year-round training in a single sport with the exclusion to other sports. There was a concern that early single sport specialization may lead to increased rates of overuse injury and psychological burnouts. Dr. Brian Feeley, Julie Angel, AT-C and Dr. Rob LaPrade have come together to publish an article… Read more »

10 Facts About Your Spine

World Spine Day is recognized annually on October 16 as a way to raise awareness about disorders of the spine and spine health. The spine is a very important part of your body. Learn more about your spine with the following facts. 10 Facts About Your Spine Back and neck pain is one of the… Read more »

Lower Back Pain

Does Your Lower Back Hurt? Learn Common Causes of Lower Back Pain and Lower Extremity Radiculopathy Lower back pain can be caused by many different conditions including a herniated disc or sciatica. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently published an excellent article on the common causes of lower back pain. This included… Read more »

Lower Back Injury and Golfing

There are more than 28 million golfers ages 7 and up in the U.S., based on 2009 data from the National Golf Foundation. Golfing is growing in popularity and is a sport enjoyed by people of all ages. According to researchers Dr. John Parziale and Dr. William Mallon published in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2006),… Read more »

Common Pediatric Sports Injuries – An Overview of the Latest Sports Medicine Research

An excellent article comparing pediatric sports injuries to adolescence sports injuries was published in American Journal of Sports Medicine August 2013. Authors Dr. Andrea Stracciolini and Dr. Lyle Micheli et al. from Boston’s Children’s Hospital looked at two groups of athletes based on age: 5-12 years olds and 13-17 year olds. Over 2,100 children were… Read more »