Kids and teens are more flexible, active, and resilient than adults, making a bout of back pain in a young person something to be taken seriously. While back pain in teens is often the result of aggressive sports or other activities, back pain in young children is more likely to be a symptom of something more serious, such as an infection or tumor.

Review of back pain in kids and teens, including sports injuries, fractures, and spondylolisthesis and more, that tend to occur in children and teenagers.

Primary treatment options for kids/teens with back pain include rest, medication, and/or wearing a back brace, although it may warrant surgical intervention.

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