I am fifteen years old, and have back pains on a regular basis. I'm having to pop my back about every five minutes and if I don't then it tenses up and just starts this throbbing until it has been popped. In seventh grade, about four years ago, all students took the scoliosis test ,and while the nurse hadn't diagnosed me with actual scoliosis, she told me to go to a doctor and get my back checked out. When I told my mom, she and my father both assumed it was nothing, but the pains are just getting more and more constant and severe. I was in gymnastics from ages two and-a-half and twelve. It was shortly after I stopped that the pains began, then the lady told me to see a doctor. We haven't gone to see one, and it would nice to know if I legitimately need one or if it's just me panicking over nothing. Thank you for reading!
- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator