At one time or another, anyone who participates in sports will suffer a back injury. It is estimated that lower back injuries account for 10 to 15 percent of all athletic injuries. And many other athletes suffer from injuries to the mid or lower back and the neck.
Back injuries range from the serious (such as herniated disks and spinal concussions) to the more commonplace (including minor pulls and strains).
One of the most common problems involving the knee joint is an anterior cruciate ligament tear. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that are critical to the stability of the knee joint.
A ligament is made of tough fibrous material and functions to control excessive motion by limiting joint mobility.
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