Weight Lifter's Back

A low back injury caused by application of excess force, as seen in 'pushing and pulling’ sports—e.g., weight lifting, (American) football; the low back can also be affected by abrupt regional twisting, as occurs with basketball, baseball, and golf
Risk factors Excessive low back curvature, forward-tilted pelvis, weak back and/or abdominal muscles, tight hamstrings
Diagnosis Medical history, physical exam
Management Ice, rest, exercise, stretching & strengthening exercises
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