11 Feb Low Back Pain: Could it be a Spondy?

Spondylolysis is a stress or fatigue fracture of an area of the spine called the pars interarticularis. Typically, spondylolysis is caused by repetitive hyperextension (arching) and rotation of the back; muscle tightness & strength imbalances of the back and core muscles may also contribute. This repetitive or excessive force causes injury that exceeds the bone’s ability to heal. Rarely, it can occur due to an acute fracture with severe trauma from a sudden blow. This injury is commonly seen in adolescent athletes complaining of low back pain.

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Sports Medicine’s Community Partner Priority Scheduling and Injury Hotline

As a valued community partner, Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine has a Priority Scheduling and Injury Hotline, which gives you immediate access to an athletic trainer. The Hotline is staffed 7 days a week by a certified athletic trainer from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The athletic trainer is available to:

  • Discuss and provide injury advice
  • Schedule priority appointments when needed
  • Alleviate unneeded trips to the Emergency Room
  • Offer quick appointment times to meet your needs
  • Provides peace of mind when dealing with your athlete’s injuries

To speak with an athletic trainer, call: (614) 403-6396.