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My 8yro dgtr c/o low back back pain. She has since she was 2. The FMD saw her briefly for knee pain and said it had to do with her pelvis not being in line. He said it could be causing her back pain but she will grow out of it. But she has had it for a long time. It doesn’t seem to slow her down. She runs, plays, takes horseback riding lesson without problems. Is this something that I should follow up with further?
While low back pain is extremely common in adults, it is very rare in children and may, in fact, be a sign of something more serious. Since she has been complaining of pain for years now, there may be a mechanical dysfunction or an anatomical deformity in the spine, pelvis, or hips. This is absolutely something you should follow up on. I would ask your pediatrician to refer you to a pediatric orthopedist or neurosurgeon. He/she will be able to tell you if it is a musculoskeletal disorder. If it is not musculoskeletal, he/she will then be able to refer you to the appropriate specialist to rule out any visceral or systemic disorders that may be causing the pain. Good luck!