The investigation and management of back pain in children.

  title={The investigation and management of back pain in children.},
  author={Penny J. C. Davis and H James Williams},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Education and practice edition},
  volume={93 3},
Back pain in children and adolescents is probably much less common than in adults, but its true incidence is unknown. Although back pain has traditionally been considered a rare and often sinister presentation in the paediatric age group, recent literature now suggests that a relatively high number of children do experience back pain, but only a small proportion seek medical attention. For the majority of children with back pain no underlying cause is identified, but some require investigation… CONTINUE READING