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Neck and Back Pain in Children: Prevalence and Progression Over Time

By |June 19, 2012|Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Pediatrics|

Neck and Back Pain in Children:
Prevalence and Progression Over Time

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SOURCE:   BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 (May 16); 12: 98 ~ FULL TEXT

Per Kjaer, Niels Wedderkopp, Lars Korsholm, and
Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics,
Part of Clinical Locomotion Network,
University of Southern Denmark,
Campusvej 55, DK-5230, Odense, Denmark.


The following article appears to be the first study to track and review the progression of back pain in the same group of children, over a prolonged period, to see how (or if) it is a contributor to those same complains in adulthood.

Of particular interest is Table 2, because it breaks down and tracks complaints of either neck, mid back, or low back pain in the same group of children at 3 different time periods: ages 9, 13 and 15 years old.

Table 2: Prevalence rates of different types of back pain in a cohort of Danish children/ adolescents surveyed at three time points

  Age Group     Age 9     Age 13     Age 15  
Neck Pain
All children

Boys

Girls

10%

9%

11%
7%

5%

9%
15%

13%

18%
Mid Back Pain
All children

Boys

Girls

20%

22%

19%
13%

13%

13%
28%

22%

32%
Low Back Pain
All children

Boys

Girls

33%

32%

34%
28%

26%

30%
48%

39%

54%


The Abstract and Full Text Article: (more…)