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Back Gone Out but Won’t Back Down

Author: Cassie Moylan, MD
Peer-Reviewer: Matthew Negaard, MD, CAQ-S
Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD, CAQ-SM

A 16-year-old male basketball, football, and soccer player presents with persistence of low back pain that began acutely 5-6 weeks ago during weight-lifting when he felt a sharp pain in his right lower back mid-descent in a squat.


Figure 1. Plain-films of the lumbar spine; AP (left) and Flexion (center) and Extension (right) Laterals. Author's own media, courtesy of Dr. Andrew Peterson, MD, MSPH.



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