Rowing athletes’ experiences of low back pain

How do they experience and live with low back pain in their sporting and personal environment?

Competitive rowers (mean 12.1 years of rowing) reveal a culture of concealing their low back pain (LBP) symptoms from coaches and teammates. This culture was supported by the sporting environment. This led to feelings of fear and isolation and of being perceived as “weak” if fully disclosing their symptoms. Athletes also reported having inconsistent messages from medical staff.


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