February 1, 2015
Health Tip: Why Your Child's Back Hurts
It may be a simple muscle sprain
(HealthDay News) -- Children, like adults, may occasionally complain of a sore back.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains these possible causes:
- A strained muscle or joint.
- A condition called rounded back caused by wedged vertebrae.
- A stress fracture affecting the spine.
- A slipped vertebrae.
- An infection in the space between the vertebrae.
- Rarely, a tumor of the spine.