If you think that back problems are limited to grownups, consider that a recent survey of 1,178 children of
school age revealed that more than half-of those surveyed experienced back pain. Those of adolescent age were most commonly
afflicted with low back pain as a result of stresses endured during many athletic activities during the growth spurt. Other
factors found to contribute to back pain among youngsters included previous back injury (such as would result from falling
off a bike or skateboard), playing volleyball, and watching TV Girls were found to be more predisposed to back pain than boys.
With this in mind, perhaps it makes sense to attend to our backs at earlier ages than previously thought by most parents.
PS Disc disease has been found to begin as early as age 15.
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