Health Tip: When a Child Complains of Back Pain

By on May 25, 2016

Back pain is not typical in children, and can signal something more serious.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says your child should see a doctor if your child complains of back pain along with any of these additional symptoms:

  • Losing weight, or running a fever.
  • Having weakness or numbness.
  • Having difficulty walking.
  • Having pain that travels down both legs.
  • Developing trouble with the bladder or bowels.
  • Having pain that interferes with sleep.

Source: HealthDay

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