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Back Pain in Children
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Back Pain in Children?

Back pain in children is a condition of physical discomfort to the child due to pain in the spine or back area.

What is Back Pain in Children?

What are the causes of Back Pain in Children?

Back in time back pain in children was considered to be a serious condition. However, over time it has been understood that it may not always be a worrisome condition.

Some of the causes associated with this condition are:

  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Fractures of the vertebrae
  • Spondylolysis or Spondylolisthesis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Scoliosis and other congenital disorders
  • Slipped disc or Scheuermann’s kyphosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Retroperitoneal infections
  • Bone or spinal cord tumors
References: 
  • Back Pain in Children. Ortho Kids. https://orthokids.org/Condition/Back-Pain-in-Children Accessed on June 27, 2020.
  • Back Pain in Childre. Cleveland Clinic. Available at: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/limit-kids-screen-time-to-avoid-back-pain/ Accessed on June 27, 2020.
  • Back Pain in Children. AAFP. Available at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1669.html Accessed on June 27, 2020.
Disclaimer:
“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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