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My daughter has had low back pain for 18 months...help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 24, 2007
  • 09:03 AM

My 10 year old daughter has had low back pain that has increasingly gotten worse since 9-05. Had 3 opinions with orthopaedist. First doctor did bone scan for stress fracture-negative, MRI at T-12 for suspect tumor-neg, said growing pains, do PT. Second opinion said had stress fracture even tho did not show up on bone scan, put in brace, no activity, third opinion said muscles in lumbar had sympathy for previous injury in back, go to PT, throw away brace, quit complaining. Each night she cannot get to sleep, sitting or riding in a car is bad, looks pale, nausea at times. Pain is chronic, level 3 all day nonstop, level 9-10 at night. Tried ibuprofen, ice, massage, no relief. Appears healthy otherwise. I have read that back pain in this age is not normal. Yet, no one has a good diagnosis. Who will listen? I have seen her in so much pain and she has learned to live with it.

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