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What could cause a 16 yr old to have severe back pain?
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Dr. Gregory Zych
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many possibities
There may be many causes for this.
This adolescent should be seen by a spine specialist.

In brief: Many possibities
There may be many causes for this.
This adolescent should be seen by a spine specialist.
Dr. Gregory Zych
Dr. Gregory Zych
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: See below
I agree with the initial answer. I would agree that an examination is needed.
Was there an injury before the pain started? Is there spasm (tightness) to the muscles?

In brief: See below
I agree with the initial answer. I would agree that an examination is needed.
Was there an injury before the pain started? Is there spasm (tightness) to the muscles?
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Krishn Sharma
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Multiple sources
Severe back pain in a teenager can be from a number of different sources, some of which don't involve the spine directly (think kidney).
A detailed history and physical by a health care provider is the best way to answer this question.

In brief: Multiple sources
Severe back pain in a teenager can be from a number of different sources, some of which don't involve the spine directly (think kidney).
A detailed history and physical by a health care provider is the best way to answer this question.
Dr. Krishn Sharma
Dr. Krishn Sharma
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