Back pain in children is often related to injury, muscle strain, overuse of the back, or a combination of these causes.
Chiropractic in pediatric patients. Photo: Shutterstock
Back pain in children and newborns is more common than we might think. In the case of babies, this may be due to a complicated, long, difficult, slow labor or a condition in the womb before birth.
In the case of children, this can be due to a change in exercise routine, the weight of the backpacks, muscle strain, or even more complicated conditions, such as a kidney infection or stone.
Pain can vary in intensity: when it hurts tender pain, the child shows discomfort that does not prevent him from doing his daily activities normally, such as going to school, playing or sleeping. when it comes to a moderate painDifficulty doing some normal activities, and it can also interfere with sleep. now if the pain is intensePrevents you from doing all normal activities.
- tense musculature
- mid or lower back pain
- restlessness on bending
- The muscles near the spine are tender to the touch.
If, with this symptomatology, the child presents with fever, weight loss, difficulty walking, numbness, weakness, leg pain or intestinal problems, they should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Usually these discomforts usually disappear after a period of rest, analgesics and reconsidering certain activities. Applying heat to the affected area, stretching and exercises to strengthen the back are some of the recommendations that professionals usually give for the most common pain.
baby back care
Unfortunately, there is very little awareness about the care of the spine of babies and the truth is that this is quite a delicate area. There is no record of a chiropractic checkup to avoid future injuries and poor posture.
Carrying a child properly, a comfortable mattress, taking extreme precautionary measures while playing and correct posture from an early age are an effective way to prevent injuries and pain in the future.
Learn more about the benefits of chippractic in childhood.