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A 45-year-old member asked:

do growing pains affect the back / spine?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Sometimes: Occasionally there are adolescents who present with back pain without any appreciable pathology. The pain can be considered "growing pain", but is more likely due to poor posture, conditioning, and body mechanics (commonly from book bags, video games....).

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Last updated Jul 31, 2012

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