Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Got neck or back pain after being active?

Spinal pain due to sports injuries

“Experiencing neck or back pain after exercising or playing sports can be very frustrating. Whether you’re a professional athlete or just trying to stay fit, our spine specialists can help you find relief and get you back to doing what you love!” – Stridewell

Neck and back pain is common after athletic activities like weightlifting, running, golfing and exercising. While most pain will naturally subside in a few days, knowing when to get the professional support of a spine specialist is key. If you are experiencing any of the following, seeing one of our spine specialists right away is very important …

  • Extreme pain in your neck or back that prevents you from doing your regular activities
  • Any neck or back pain that persists for more than a few days
  • Weakness or numbness in your neck, back or spine
  • Back pain accompanied by tingling or weakness in your arms or legs

Common spine problems caused or aggravated by athletic activities ...

Muscle or ligament strains

Muscle or ligament strains are the most common type of back or neck injury. These are usually caused by overuse of the muscles or improper technique.

Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis

These spine injuries involve vertebrae defects or slipping. They’re most common in those that participate in sports like gymnastics and golf that require twisting and hyperextension of the spine.


Stingers are nerve injuries that can cause painful burning or stinging sensations between the neck and shoulder. They’re most common in those who compete in contact sports such as football and wrestling.

Disc injuries

Athletic activities can also result in injuries to the discs in your spine. Common disc injuries include herniated discs, bulging discs and torn discs.