Back Pain in the Young Athlete

Why does my back hurt? Back pain in the young athlete is very common. It has been reported that up to 75% of adolescents will experience back pain by the time they reach 18 years of age.  As more youth sporting activities are performed year-round, there is a greater risk of sports-specific repetitive activities over-loading […]

What is Spondylolysis or a Pars Fracture?

If you break the word spondylolysis down to its Latin roots and then translate to English you get spondylo- which means “vertebra” and lysis which means “crack or break”.  So spondylolysis is when there is a crack in the posterior, or back part, of the bony arch of a vertebra at the pars region (see […]