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Background: Many cases of low back pain (LBP) are idiopathic in nature, however, LBP in result of a herniated intervertebral disc exerting pressure on the nerve root may require lumbar discectomy to relieve sciatica and radiating pain. Although there is evidence to support successful return to work in the general population and return to sports in professional athletes, less is known regarding the interventions that played a role in their return. Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to describe the physical therapy management and core stabilization interventions for a semi-pro football athlete following lumbar discectomy who sustained a herniated disc during recreational exercise and football.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here: http://dune.une.edu/pt_studcrpaper/17/.
Iaea, Isaiah, "Postoperative Management And Core Stabilization Interventions For A Semi-Pro Football Athlete Following Lumbar Discectomy: A Case Report" (2014). Case Report Posters. Poster 35.