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A 17-year-old female asked:

Ive had back pain for a year now, and my pt just said i cant play volleyball. but i was wondering if my leg pain can get worse if i play? my l5 and l4 are pushing on nerves.i have pain on both sides down to my ankle and stops only when i lay down?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Take care of your back first, talk to your pediatrician and parents. You have pain just by standing up, you are at high risk of suffering a career terminating injury and having to let your team down.
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