Children’s Back Pain Is Real And Needs Proper Evaluation

Children's Back Pain Is Real And Needs Proper Evaluation

Children's Back Pain Is Real And Needs Proper Evaluation

Children’s health issues are just the same as adult health issues — only smaller.  In adults, back pain is a common musculoskeletal problem.  In children, back pain should be taken seriously. 

When children under age 10 have back pain that lasts longer than 3 days, they should have an advanced imaging study of the spine.

Results presented at the 1999 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America suggested that about 1/3 of these children have significant problems needing specific treatment — even though the regular x-rays were normal!

Dr. Alan Greene

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Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

 

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