Back strain happens when your child overstretches, or pulls, a muscle in the back. Your child may hurt his or her back in a fall or when he or she exercises or lifts something.
Most back pain will get better with rest and time. You can take care of your child at home to help his or her back heal.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: September 20, 2018
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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