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A 42-year-old female asked:

my son is 12yrs old. he has complained about his back for months but not as serious as this week. i suspect his heavy school bag has something to do with it as his class is on the 2nd floor in 2018. what type of doctor should i take him to be xrays?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Primary care: This is a common issue for kids and often seen by general pediatricians or GP's. It may or may not be worth the exposure of his whole spine (and body) to x-rays.

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