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Neck and back injuries

Back pain in ice skaters: How to prevent the...

in Neck and back injuries

The dramatic increase in technical difficulties in ice skating requires vigorous training. Tracy Ward explores the causes of low back pain in figure skaters and provides treatment and prevention strategies. The various forms of figure skating, singles, pairs, dance, and synchronized, all have technically challenging elements that require strength, flexibility, artistic flare, and grace. It... MORE

Lumbar transverse process fracture in sport: rare or...

in Diagnose & Treat, Neck and back injuries

Fractures of the lumbar transverse process can occur during a sporting activity and may be more common than thought. Andrew Hamilton explains and provides some guidelines for clinicians. Most of the reported transverse process fractures (TPFs) result from high-impact traumas, such as traffic accidents(1-4). The high-energy traumas that cause TPF fractures usually also result in... MORE

Lumbar spondylolysis in adolescent athletes: breaking the curse!

in Diagnose & Treat, Musculoskeletal injuries, Neck and back injuries

Pat Gilham considers the etiology, diagnosis and conservative treatment options for younger athletes with lumbar spondylosis. Spondylolysis is a fracture at the pars interarticularis of a vertebra. In the general population, the incidence of spondylolysis as a cause of low back pain is around 6% in adults and 4.4% in the paediatric population(1). However, in adolescent athletes,... MORE

Post concussive disorder: early intervention and long-term management

in Acute injuries, Neck and back injuries, Sports psychology

Concussion is currently a very topical issue for athletes, coaches and sports medicine professionals around the world. With that in mind, Kay Robinson discusses the different sub types of post-concussive disorders, how to recognise and address them early, and recommendations for their long-term management Following many high profile cases, legal battles and the publication of the... MORE

A pain in the neck

in Email Newsletters, Neck and back injuries

We’re excited about our recent announcement to transition our subscription model to a web-based publication! This offers our readers the opportunity to access our content from any smart device. The downside of mobile reading is a phenomenon called ‘text neck’.   Rest assured that the cervical spine is made to endure flexed positions for prolonged... MORE

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