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A 21-year-old male asked:

hello, i have back pain.. it only pains when i jump or run.. it doesn't pain when i walk.. i go to gym and have lift up some extra weights maybe..help?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Number of things: Careful lifting weights with back pain, especially if you have not been assessed and pain worse with impact. Recommend stretching and core strengthening exercises. If you have any radiaiting pain, have assessment by physician. Try starting with lower impact exercises (walking core, swimming) and working way back to high impact. May have spondylolysis, xray could help diagnose. Hope that helps!
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Back pain: You may be experiencing a disc problem, made symptomatic when you jump or run, puttine stress in a vertical direction. You should see an orthopedist or a neurologist.

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