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My lower back hurts only when I run long distances. I am only 23 and I was wondering what I should do?
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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Lumbago
Running on hard surfaces is like jack knifing on the spine.
Specially if you also do weight lifting, will destroy lower back. That is why you never see on the olympic tem a weight lifter after age 24. If you do not do weight lifting, check your uric acid to be bellow 6.0. I am seeing a lot of young people with elevated uric acid, which i did not see before.

In brief: Lumbago
Running on hard surfaces is like jack knifing on the spine.
Specially if you also do weight lifting, will destroy lower back. That is why you never see on the olympic tem a weight lifter after age 24. If you do not do weight lifting, check your uric acid to be bellow 6.0. I am seeing a lot of young people with elevated uric acid, which i did not see before.
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Dr. John Kayvanfar
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Get evaluated.
Get checked out by a non surgical sports medicine specialist.
23 year olds should not have low back pain. There could be an underlying stress fracture.

In brief: Get evaluated.
Get checked out by a non surgical sports medicine specialist.
23 year olds should not have low back pain. There could be an underlying stress fracture.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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