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Can cheerleading cause injury and back pain in a teenager with spina bifida occulta?

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Dr. Barry Marged
Family Medicine

In brief: Possibly

Spina bifida occulta is a congenital skeletal and therefore musculoskeletal abnormality.
It is more a predisposing factor, meaning some people will have problems due to it while others will not. Cheerleading is an energetic sport and involves a lot of stress to the spine. One should remain active but try to find activities that do not aggravate or predispose to pain.

In brief: Possibly

Spina bifida occulta is a congenital skeletal and therefore musculoskeletal abnormality.
It is more a predisposing factor, meaning some people will have problems due to it while others will not. Cheerleading is an energetic sport and involves a lot of stress to the spine. One should remain active but try to find activities that do not aggravate or predispose to pain.
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