Relationship between radiographic abnormalities of lumbar spine and incidence of low back pain in high school and college football players: a prospective study.

@article{Iwamoto2004RelationshipBR,
  title={Relationship between radiographic abnormalities of lumbar spine and incidence of low back pain in high school and college football players: a prospective study.},
  author={Jun Iwamoto and Hitoshi Abe and Yasunori Tsukimura and Koichi Wakano},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={781-6}
}
BACKGROUND Low back pain is a common presenting symptom among players of American football. In Japan, however, skeletal disorders in football players, including low back problems, have been rarely studied, and management to prevent skeletal disorders has not been established. STUDY DESIGN An epidemiological study with prospective observation. METHODS The authors analyzed the relationship between lumbar spine abnormalities viewed through radiographs taken during the preparticipation physical… CONTINUE READING

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