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Old 03-06-2013, 06:00 AM   #8
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Telling someone he "should not" have back issues at his age is not helpful, because it's very real. A well controlled study in a pediatric journal a decade or two ago assessed spine films in a group of HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS PLAYERS and found markedly increased spinal arthritis (yes, arthritis) compared with age matched cohort of non-tennis players. Tennis is very rough on the back, stretching will not prevent spinal trauma, plenty of pros have quit the tour because of back problems at roughly the same age as the OP, and one should not ignore those types of problems if you have them.
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