Approach to the pediatric athlete with back pain: more than just the pars

  title={Approach to the pediatric athlete with back pain: more than just the pars},
  author={Ismar Dizdarevic and Meghan E. Bishop and Nicole M Sgromolo and Sommer Hammoud and Alfred Atanda},
  journal={The Physician and Sportsmedicine},
  pages={421 - 431}
Abstract Back pain in a pediatric patient can present a worrisome and challenging diagnostic dilemma for any physician. Although most back pain can be attributed to muscle strains and poor mechanics, it is necessary to appreciate the full differential of etiologies causing back pain in the pediatric population. The physician must recognize areas of mechanical weakness in the skeletally immature spine and the sport specific forces that can predispose a patient to injury. A comprehensive history… 
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