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What Are Possible Reasons For A Teenage Girl To Have Lower Back Pains
Rule out Spondy's: It could be something as simple as sore muscles or a strain, but if it doesn't resolve within a week or so, i would have her checked out. There's a back condition called a spondylolysis which is most common in teenagers. It's a sort of stress fracture. It can be diagnosed with an oblique x-ray. Your doctor will know what to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positional LBP: Back pain here sounds more like static backache (postural or strain), than fibrositic (arthritis) or mechanical (disk or instability). You need an exam to make sure you dont have curvature of spine and an x-ray to eliminate developmental problems - 'missing parts'/birth defects. Treatment will be, at the least, abdominal strenghtening (CORE) exercises and perhaps posture correction. ...Read more
15 year old girl doing sit ups, lower back cracks each time she goes down, what can prevent this? Why is it happening?
Cracking normal: Creaking or cracking of joints is usually normal particularly if there is no pain or restricted motion. It's like cracking your knuckles. ...Read more
I am a 21 year old girl who has had spondolysis since I was 15 why won't any doctors I see help me with my severe chronic lower back pain?
Acute strain is most: common, and can occur with sudden twisting movement or lifting, but it is also possible to get a herniated disc or spondilothithesis (slippage of the vertebrae.) Occasionally there is referred pain from internal organs, such as menstrual cramps, bladder infection or even viral infections. For Rx, start with cold packs to the area 20 min on/off and take oral pain meds. Get checked if not better ...Read more
A 21 year old girl who when she sits back on a chair feels like her ribs lower back is sticking out. Just below right rib cage an area of tenderness?
Ribs: See your family doctor or your orthopedist. ...Read more
15yr old girl not sexually active no period 5 months really bad low abdo pain and lower back pain not on medication. Could it be a cyst or PCOS?
See your doctor.: This pain can be caused by an ovarian cyst, appendicitis or other lower abdominal issues. PCOS would not be likely to cause the pain, although could cause irregular periods. You should see your doctor to be examined and may need labwork and/or an ultrasound or other radiological study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower back pain, weak legs and arms. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt/getting taller? 16 year old girl, got first period 15 yr 0 mo
Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? height increase?
Not related to those: If a teen has aches and pains here and there, sometimes one place, other times many places, she must see her pediatrician or family doctor. The aches and pains may be due to a condition like children's arthritis or children's lupus, or they may be due to being out of shape (but also can be due to exercising too much). Poor sleep habits, poor daily posture, or other issues, can also lead to aches. ...Read more
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