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Why does my lower back hurt when i get through running long distances?

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Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
2+ possibilities : Multiple possibilities: one, pain from an irritated intervertebral disk (such as one with a small tear) can increase after repetitive impact exercise such as running. A less common cause and sometimes related to disk pain is a postural issue, such as if a runner has a hyperlordotic (increased low back) curve, creating a mechanical cause for pain. Rarely, slippage of vertebrae can be a cause.

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Last updated Sep 20, 2013

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