What is back pain in children?

Also known as: pediatric back pain, adolescent back pain.

Back pain is often seen as a problem among older adults, rather than children. But in recent years, the problem is becoming more common. Some reports suggest that anywhere from 20 to 70 percent of kids may have back pain by the age of 15. In some cases, these are minor aches and pains, but other children may experience more severe pain related to the spine or other underlying conditions.


Reviewed by: Stephen G George, MD

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