Lumbosacral Discogenic Pain Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Aug 19, 2016
  • Author: Robert E Windsor, MD, FAAPMR, FAAEM, FAAPM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Return to Play

Return to play is an individualized process. No specific time frame exists for a particular injury. Safe return to play is allowed after the appropriate sport-specific rehabilitation program is completed and the athlete demonstrates full pain-free range of motion and proper neutral spine posture with sport-specific activities.

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Prevention

Injury prevention is best accomplished through good coaching, proper techniques of sport specific activity, adequate training prior to participation, and appropriate safety measures, including proper protective equipment and adherence to the rules of the game.

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Education

Knowledge of proper sport activity techniques, sport rules, and safety measures prevents most sport injuries.

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