TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2015, Cilt 14, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 262-270)

Low back pain in childhood

Tevfik Balıkçı 1, Murat Bezer 2

1 Özel Meditime Hastanesi, Ataşehir, İstanbul
2 Marmara Üniversitesi Pendik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Pendik, İstanbul

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2015.43
Görüntüleme: 458
İndirme : 870

Low back pain is the most common type of back pain in children and adolescent. It has a wide range of prevalence (9–66%) in pediatric age group, while most recent studies show a higher prevalence with respect to older studies, due to utilization of better methodology and newer definition low back pain. The prevalence depends on the age and the level of activity of the patients. There are evidences showing that the prevalence of back pain in older children and adolescents are much higher than younger. The complaint of childhood low back pain should be assessed with a thorough history, a careful physical examination, and by imaging devices and laboratory tests, if necessary.

Anahtar Kelimeler : low back pain; childhood; herniated disk, pediatric; treatment