- Feb 16, 2022
My daughter has a teammate who has been complaining about back pain for at least a year. Sometimes it's bad enough that she misses practice, and she's said it sometimes hurts so much that it hurts her to breathe. She's also started complaining of hip pain. Her parents will not take her to the doctor to get this checked out- my daughter has mentioned to her several times it would be a good idea to see a doctor and she's repeatedly said her parents won't take her in for her back. They have taken her to a sports chiropractor, but that seems to be as far as they are willing to go for treatment. I don't think the coaches have any idea how much pain this girl is in. I'm friendly with the mom but don't know her well and have no idea how I could approach her about this. I know it's not really my business, but back pain just doesn't seem like one of those things that should ever be ignored. Does back pain in gymnasts ever just heal on its own (like after a year of persistent pain)?!