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Very tall. Low back pain. What is it, if not muscle or ligament strain?

my son is a 17 year old athlete, (basketball) he is currently 6-4 but I believe he is still growing some. He has had on and off low back pain for several months, and the only real relief has been when he grew 1/2 an inch. We have been to a chiro, Gp had exrays and an mri and nothing shows up, no muscle strain, no tendon or ligament strains nothing. Could this be growing pains?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jun 2012
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Nope but it could be mechanical back pain which is common in this age group and adults. All physio is not he same and so if he is not improving I would go and see someone else. He should also take a regular anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen. swimming can be of benefit and massage. Core strengthening exercises are the most useful.
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