Low back pain is the 4th most common injury seen in volleyball players (Jadhav et al., 2010). One study reported that low back pain is experienced in 63% of volleyball players (Trumpeter et al., 2017). More than half of volleyball players experience low back pain during their sports career, but how many actually seek treatment?
Volleyball players may also be at increased risk for a sort of stress fracture in the low back called spondylolysis. If pain persists more than a month and is worse with bending backward, consider consulting a physician. HOW CAN INJURY BE PREVENTED? Many volleyball injuries can be prevented by following proper training guidelines and these tips:
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Volleyball (Indoor) volleyball injuries. Lower back pain is a common among the general population, with studies suggesting that as many as 80-90% of people will experience some sort of back problem at some point in their life. While persistent and nagging back pain is considered normal among older people and is generally less common in younger populations, a Japanese study reports a much higher incidence among youth volleyball players.
The low back is a common source of chronic pain among volleyball players. The cause of most low-back pain is related to muscle or ligament strain. The pain usually resolves with rest, physical therapy and athletic training services.
Background: Lower back pain (LBP), as well as lower extremity injuries, are major problems among young volleyball players. Nevertheless, only few studies have focused on the relationship between lower extremity injuries and LBP.
Low Back Pain in Volleyball 272 competitive adolescent athletes involved in 31 different sports (158 males, 113 females, 15.4±2.0 years, body mass index [BMI]
Volleyball-related back pain can come either from leaning forward (passing or following through on a serve/hit) or leaning back (setting or initiating a serve/hit). Pain that is more with leaning forward could cause issues with the discs between the bones of the lower spine. Pain leaning back could lead to stress injuries of the bones or joints.
Back Injuries. Most back injuries in volleyball are centered around the lower back and are caused by muscle or ligament strain. Because players often lean forward with their arms held in front of their body, this places excessive strain on the lower back.