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2021 Feb

Orthop J Sports Med



Internal Risk Factors for Low Back Pain in Pole Vaulters and Decathletes: A Prospective Study.


Enoki S, Kuramochi R, Murata Y, Tokutake G, Sakamoto T, Shimizu T
Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Feb; 9(2):2325967120985616.
PMID: 33709008.


Pole vaulters and decathletes frequently experience several types of injuries to their lower back, often resulting in mechanical low back pain (LBP). However, the risk factors for the occurrence of LBP in these athletes have not been defined.