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Youth athlete with back injury needs help.


Hey guys could really use some assistance.

I have a  youth athlete that injured his back during Basketball. Went up for a lay-up and got bumped. 

Tweaked his back being bumped during a layup (was adjusting in air).

There is bruising around the spine (as pictured). He has been standing, sitting, deep deep inhalations.

So far I’ve suggested to rest (he had a ball tournament he was trying to play in this weekend), cold showers, and any (if any) pain free movements.

He hasn’t gone into the clinic, however, I did advise him to do so.


@morgengrady I’ve seen hip flexor and piriformis stretching get someone with a back tweak back in action quick.

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