With a team approach involving the patient, surgeon and physical therapist, most athletes can anticipate a return to sports after spine surgery.
Your spine is a complex array of structures. A key component of your spine are are the cylindrical discs that are tucked between each vertebra.
Misinformation abounds about back problems. How many times have you heard that exercise can hurt your back? Or that if you consult a spine surgeon about pain, you’re sure to wind up in surgery? Get the facts.
Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spine, will affect an estimated 2.4 million Americans by 2021. It’s a common cause of back pain in people over 50 and is often treated with surgery. However, a new study shows that physical therapy may be just as effective at relieving symptoms and returning mobile function. Treatments for … Read More
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Contributor: Robert McLain, MD Contrary to what people fear, back surgery does not have to mean the end to a promising sports career. In fact, studies show that Olympic and professional level athletes have returned to their same level of competition following many common types of back surgery. The athlete’s level of competition, overall fitness, … Read More