Why Children Should Not Have Low Back Pain

December 11, 2014 6:37 PM

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Children should not have low back pain. Yet, many of our young athletes complain to their coaches, teammates and parents that they do, in fact, suffer such symptoms. Regretfully, they are often not taken seriously, or are told "it will go away." Some cases are simple strains and sprains, and others are not so simple, but they can all be managed if diagnosed in a timely manner.

When we reach our 30s, 40s, and 50s, we have many causes of low back pain. Our discs, which are shock absorbers between the vertebrae, can begin to wear down, suffer protrusions or herniations, and may ultimately tear. The facet joints in the spine can become overstretched, excessively compressed, o...

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