The Doctors: Student-Athlete With Severe Back Pain
The Doctors introduced Christian, a 20-year-old student-athlete at the University of Memphis. She’s been playing softball her entire life and her back pain started when she was just 16-years-old. Her high school softball team was in the state championship, and she was pitching when she felt a pop, but she played through it. After resting for a couple weeks, the pain went away. A year later, the pain came back. She’s tried medication, shots, rest, and even braces, but nothing works. There are some days where she can’t even get out of bed. She’s seen several doctors, but it was a Doctors episode about a roller derby girl who had a pars defect, that things started to make sense.