What is worse for low back pain...singles or doubles?

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  1. floridatennisdude

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    Split stepping puts stress on my lower back and thus makes it tough to come to net and be effective. I seem fine when playing singles and just staying back to hit ground strokes.

    I've always thought doubles was easier on the body, since you take ~half the amount of swings. Starting to think doubles and the use of quick twitch muscle fibers might be tougher on the body.

    Agree? Disagree?
     
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  2. ollinger

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    Your question is not really answerable as you give no diagnosis. "Low back pain" can have many causes. If we assume you have at least a partially herniated disk, both singles and doubles will potentially exacerbate the problem, singles likely moreso because of more running involved. A split-step is likely no worse than all the running and stopping involved in singles.
     
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  3. Bartelby

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    Isn't serving the worst for the lower back?
     
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  4. mikeler

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    Doubles you are doing a lot more stabbing at volleys with quick movements. Perhaps that is another reason why it bothers your back more.
     
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  5. floridatennisdude

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    Offer me up 2 opinions since I have no clue whether it is a disc or muscle issue
     
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  6. floridatennisdude

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    Serving is a stroke I can control since it goes from stop to go. All other strokes I am in motion for.
     
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  7. ollinger

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    ^^ do a search on symptoms of "lumbar disk herniation" or "herniated nucleus pulposis" in the lumbar area.
     
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  8. floridatennisdude

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    Jeez, nevermind.
     
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    stretch the hamstrings for your lower back
     
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