Sponylolysis (Stress fractures of the lower back) - NBC12.com - Richmond, VA News

Sponylolysis (Stress fractures of the lower back)

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Sports medicine Dr. Larry Benson is treating stress fractures of the lower back.

This can be seen in young athletes with pain over several weeks that does not get better.

This is typically a chronic overuse injury from athletes who bend backwards frequently.

These fractures mean sitting out for 6-8 weeks along with a custom back brace.

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