Athletes are obviously one of the groups that carry a higher risk of lower lumbar injury. Whether the sport is skiing, golf, gymnastics, football, or tennis, stress level to the spine is quite high, as there is lot of twisting, turning, and even stress to the whole body.
This strenuous activity puts a lot of strain to the spine resulting in injury to even the fittest athletes.
Although most types of back pain are treatable without any disruption to a person’s life, there is reluctance in seeking help in case of athletes due to various reasons. It should be noted that a majority of back pain can be treated conservatively but one should address the issue immediately rather than prolonging.