Back Pain in the Child

- Diff Dx: 
- Developmental disorders 
- Herniated Disc in the Child
- Osteomyelitis of the Spine
- Tuberculous Spondylitis
- Diskitis 
- Spinal Cord Tumors 
- Primary Bone Tumors 
- eosinophilic granuloma 
- ewing's sarcoma 
- metastatic neuroblastoma 
- Slipped Vertebral Apophysis: 
- Spondylothisthesis 
- Kyphosis 
- Scheuermann's disease is the most common cause of pain in the thoracic and thoracolumbar regions of the back
- Klippel-Feil syndrome: 
- pain is usually due to hypermobility or instability of adjacent vertebral segment or to degenerative osteoarthrosis; 
- Diastematomyelia: 
- frequently associated with a cutaneous malformation overlying defect, is more likely to present w/ neurological abnormalities involving lower extremities, such as unilateral cavus foot or calf atrophy, rather than with back pain

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:25 pm