(HealthDay News) -- If a child has back pain, it is more likely
than in adults to signal an underlying health problem, the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
The academy adds that back pain in children should be evaluated
by a physician, especially if the child also is:
- Losing weight or running a fever.
- Complaining of numbness or weakness.
- Having difficulty walking.
- Having pain that extends from the back down one or both of the
- Having bladder- or bowel-control issues.
- Having pain that prevents the child from sleeping.
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