Skip to content. What is back pain in children an adolescents? Older people aren't the only ones who can experience pain in their backs.
We present the case of a 15 year-old-girl with low back pain and scoliosis. She had no previous history of trauma or collagen diseases. After two level discectomy, pain ceased and scoliosis improved, without further treatment.
Patient Presentation A year-old female came to clinic with a history of lumbar pain for 2 weeks. She was a softball infielder and thought that the pain began after she had increased her training and had to slide into bases over a several day period. No specific movements or position made it worse or better.
Myelogram showing prominent defect at L4—L5 interspace on the left side. This patient was a year-old boy injured while playing football with persistent complaints of low-back pain radiating deep into the left buttock and down the posterior and lateral aspect of the left lower extremity. Neurological findings were: absent left ankle jerk, sensory changes over lateral aspect of foot and calf on this side and weakness of extensor hallucis and groups of hamstring muscles. At operation in Januaryan extruded disc was found in association with a definite cartilaginous spur.
This article describes and discusses the case of an adolescent male with lumbar intervertebral disc injury characterized by chronic low back pain LBP and antalgia. A year-old boy presented for care with a complaint of chronic LBP and subsequent loss of quality of life. The patient was examined and diagnosed by means of history, clinical testing and use of imaging.
Symptoms of a herniated disc usually include pain that travels into one or both arms or legs, numbness or tingling in areas of extremities, muscle weakness, and loss of the reflexes in extremities. The symptoms of a herniated disc may not include a wide array of pain. The symptoms come from increased pressure and irritation of the nerves.
Your spine backbone is made up of 26 bones called vertebrae. In between each of these vertebrae are soft disks. These disks act like cushions and keep the bones of the spine in place.
Search for more papers by this author. E-mail: E-mail Address: matti. Small spinal canal dimensions play a role in symptomatic adult disc herniation, but its role in adolescent disc herniation has not been investigated with MRI. The goal of this study was to examine retrospectively if there is a correlation with dimensions of osseous spinal canal and need of discectomy in an adolescent population suffering from disc herniation.
A recent study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine followed 4, college students and found that early participation in sports was directly related to the development of lower back pain — often caused by herniated discs and bulging discs. The study also cited another correlation — the more rigorous the sport and level of participation, the greater the chance for lower back pain. For example, the accelerating, twisting and turning that is a natural part of soccer is more likely to cause lower back pain than casual jogging.
Most children and adolescents with herniated disks in the lower lumbar spine have some sort of malformation of the spinal vertebrae, reports a study in the December issue of Neurosurgeryofficial journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeonspublished by Wolters Kluwer. The study by Dr. Zhongjun Liu and colleagues of Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China, helps in understanding how children and teens develop lumbar disk herniation LDH —without the "wear and tear" that causes herniated disks in older patients.