Adolescent Spinal Pain
While it may go unnoticed, many teens experience moderate to severe spine pain. A two-year study of teens found that “the two-year incidence of spinal pain varied between 40% and 60% across the physical locations.”
The study went on to note that “spinal pain is common at the age of 11-15 years, but some have more pain than others. The pain is likely to progress, i.e., to more locations, higher frequency, and higher pain intensity over a two-year period.”
Given these results, teen spines should be checked frequently, especially those of athletes. Talk to your doctor of chiropractic about how often your teen should have a spinal check up.