Back Pain in Children
01 In Brief
Unlike back pain in adults, a child who has backache is more likely to have a serious underlying cause. This is especially true if the child is under four years old and has associated symptoms such as fever, weakness, numbness, problems walking, pain radiating down both legs, bladder or bowel problems and/or pain that disturbs sleep. It is important to seek medical advice early, especially if the pain persists or becomes worse.
02 What Others Say
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
03 Clinicians Tools and Resources
Excellent review from Houghton K. : Paediatric Rheumatology 2010,8:28
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Last updated: 30/05/2011