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Health Tip: When a Child Complains of Back Pain

It may signal a more serious issue

(HealthDay News) -- Back pain is not typical in children, and can signal something more serious.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says your child should see a doctor if your child complains of back pain along with any of these additional symptoms:

  • Losing weight, or running a fever.
  • Having weakness or numbness.
  • Having difficulty walking.
  • Having pain that travels down both legs.
  • Developing trouble with the bladder or bowels.
  • Having pain that interferes with sleep.

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