Back Pain in Children

Adults are exposed to different causes for back pain than children. For example, adults are more likely to develop a disc herniation, spinal stenosis, facet joint arthritis and degenerative slippage of a vertebra (spondylolithesis). Adults also heal slower and less completely than children and adolescents.

Understanding Back Pain

Back pain can be divided into general categories based upon the cause of the back pain and how long the pain lasts. The three primary classifications of pain are acute, subacute and chronic. Acute pain refers to pain which comes on rapidly and lasts anywhere from one to seven days.

Exercise and the Spine

Individuals of any age can improve their flexibility through regular exercise and stretching. The result will vary depend on many factors, some of which are modifiable and others which are not.

Sleep and the Spine

Lack of sleep can cause a variety of negative consequences including memory disturbances, altered moods and difficulty making quick and rationale decisions. Sleep deprivation contributes to countless traffic accidents each year.

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