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Back Pain in Children Increases with Age: New Study

Orthopedics This Week reports on new research presented by Peter D. Fabricant, MD, MPH, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS, which looked at back pain and its effects on children and adolescents.

"Back pain is common in children and adolescents, and the incidence of children who experienced pain in the past year increases linearly with age (about four % for each year of age)," explains Dr. Fabricant to OTW. "While back pain is common in children and adolescents, it very rarely requires invasive treatment such as injections or surgery, as less than 5% (n=23) of the 40.9% who sought treatment needed surgical or procedural intervention."

Read the full article at Ryortho.com.