Essential Back Pain Advice For Your Children

Many of us associate back pain with the natural aging process, but were you aware that more and more children and teenagers are suffering from back pain, too?

Of course, because young people are more flexible, they are less likely to suffer from back pain than adults. And that means that you should be aware of red flag warning signs that could indicate a problem with your child’s spine.

According to our London chiropractor, most back pain in children and teenagers is caused by an overuse injury. When this happens, children and their parents may not even remember what exactly triggered the back problem. However, it’s important to get to the cause of your child’s back pain and our chiropractor recommends visiting a chiropractor or relevant healthcare professional to ensure that the cause of your child’s back pain is identified and that your child receives the most appropriate treatment to alleviate the pain. It is also important to ensure that you understand what needs to be done to ensure that further episodes back pain can be avoided.

Our chiropractor also recommends that you seek immediate attention for your child from a chiropractor or a health care professional under the following situations:

  • back pain that occurs immediately after an injury
  • back pain that occurs after an athletic event
  • back pain that is severe enough to limit a child’s activity
  • back pain that lasts for 2 weeks or longer

Knowledge is power when it comes to back health.