Back pain is usually considered to affect middle-aged and old-aged people; however, it affects people in various age groups. Back pain in teenagers or children commonly occurs due to poor posture, spinal deformity, injury, or trauma from a fall or sports. It can also occur due to a strain caused by wearing a heavy backpack. This article contains some of the most common causes of back pain in teenagers and children.
Causes of Back Pain in Teenagers:
Lower back pain is more likely to occur in teen athletes commonly due to overuse injuries such as repetitive twisting, etc. These sports might include the following:
- Weight lifting
Some other causes of back pain in teenagers and children include heavy backpacks, poor posture, incorrect mattresses, excessive weight, etc. On the other hand, a sedentary lifestyle can also lead to back pain caused due to excessive stress and weakened muscles. Some of the other significant causes of back pain include the following:
Warning signs of back pain in teenagers:
Some of the warning signs of back pain in teenagers include the following:
- Persistent pain
- Pain while sleeping
- Weakness or numbness in the limbs
- Difficulty in moving the extremities (both upper and lower)
- Loss of bladder control
Other symptoms of Back Pain in Teenagers:
In case the back pain is muscular, the following are some of the symptoms:
- Pain intensifies due to prolonged sitting/standing
- Pain that aggravates due to movements
- Pain and tenderness in the muscles.
Risk factors of back pain in teenagers:
Some of the common risk factors of back pain include the following:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Excessive weight
- Intervertebral disc diseases
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