Back pain is a well-known source of discomfort in adults, but it is also being diagnosed more frequently in children and adolescents. Most parents don't expect otherwise healthy children to complain of back pain—a problem generally associated with middle age or later. Some reasons back pain may be common in kids include higher body weights of children and higher rates of obesity, higher intensity and year-round sports activities, and the increasing weight of backpacks worn by students at school. Some of the concerns of back pain include knowing when the problem might be more serious than a simple strain and knowing when specialized imaging tests might be helpful. That said, there are warning signs to look for to help understand when a back pain problem may be more serious in a younger person. Every parent whose child is complaining of back pain worries that a more serious problem may be occurring.
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A few weeks ago i developed lowere back pain and thought it would go away. But now the tops of my shoulder hurt and my legs ache as well as my back being super painful. It's not caused by sport as i don't do much so what could have caused it and when will it go away? I have suffered from back problems since I was 16 years old I am now The pain in my back would get so bad that it would shoot down my legs, like you mentioned.
Back pain in teens is common and could happen due to a pulled muscle, sprain, bruising of the back, or carrying a heavy backpack. Such pains usually subside within a week or two without any medical intervention. But back pain coupled with other symptoms could be an indication of an underlying condition. In this post, MomJunction tells you about the common causes for back pain in teenagers, as well as some medical conditions that could have back pain as one of the symptoms. We also talk about the possible treatment options to alleviate this discomfort.
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