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Old 12-30-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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13 year old, back pain?

My 13 year old daughter is complaining about horrible lower back pain. She does get chest pains alot as well. It actually started in her upper back, down in her spine(which hurted as well) into her lower back.

She does have scoliosis that she is going to an orthepidic for, but does scoliosis cause this.

& She does have an anxiety problem, but could the back pain be from that?

Shes not very active, not the sports season so I doubt a pulled muscle.

Any other ideas?

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Old 12-30-2006, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: 13 year old, back pain?

& I did forget to mention, she had alot of blood work. She has low cortisol level & calcium.

She's also a strict vegetarian.

 
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:50 PM   #3
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Re: 13 year old, back pain?

Hi, I'm also a young woman suffering with scoliosis. I do have back pain, especially from sitting or standing too long, doing heavy work, or walking too much. I went to a chiropractic for a while to get adjustments on my back.. and it really helped my back pain to decrease. I went off of the adjustments a couple of months ago for financial reasons, but let me just say, I really miss them.

Hope she is doing well..

 
Old 12-30-2006, 09:13 PM   #4
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Amanda,

Your daughter seems to be suffering from what I would call impaired Calciuam nutrition leading to these conditions. You may like her to try a couple of dose of Calcarea Carbonica 30c. Calacrea Carbonica 30c is a homeopthically potentized version of Calcium and can help repair the Calcaium malnutrition. It should be available at any local health food store or on else on the web homeo stores. Hope this helps

 
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Re: 13 year old, back pain?

Amanda, I would get in touch with your daughter's ortho. If she is experiencing increased back pain, etc.. the scoliosis could be progressing and/or additional issues going on in her back.

She is being treated by a pediatric spine surgeon I hope. She is so young, and nothing but the best is best in my opinion.

Again, I would get her seen as soon as possible. She is a teenager, with health issues, I would imagine that heightens a teens anxiety. Is she also being seen for this? If not, i would suggest bringing this up with her doctor as well. She has a lot on her plate right now.

You hang in there too. It's hard for your also. All the best. Please let us know how she is doing.
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:02 PM   #6
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Hello there, I happened to come along your post and must say that the quicker you get her to a chiropractor the better. I am 25 and just had an L4/L5 laminectomy and discectomy. When we first found out there was anything wrong with my back I was already 25....I had had severe lower back pain since I was 16 and just thought it was part of growing, etc etc then thru the years everything just got worse to where I could no longer bare the pain and I went to the chiro where I found out for the 1st time that I had scoliosis even thogh my mother made sure that I NEVER missed a physical growing up!After a few months of adjustments at the chiro it seemed to help a little but did not fix me so they sent me for an MRI which showed that I have 3 herniated discs all in the lower region......A huge contributing factor was that darn scoliosis that I never even knew I had until now, that was probably the only factor!!! So, needless to say you should have them take an MRI now, the sooner th better and see if there is anything going on now before she is in her twenties like me and needing back surgery......
And as for the anxiety, i experineced TONS of emotions while I was in sooo much pain before the surgery because your body can only take so much. I can only imagine how a 13 yr old is handling it. I wish you the best of luck and just make sure that no one overlooks anything like what happened with me! Good luck and keep us updated jen

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Re: 13 year old, back pain?

Thanks so much for replying.

She only saw an orthepedic once about 2 years ago, but they said her scoliosis was fine and they couldn't do anything about it. But as she was growing it would get worst.

I could imagine it got worst by now because she is growing alot. I will talk to a doctor about that.

Also, she has been experiencing chest pain lately. She said like fullness in her chest. Also her left ribs and left side hurts and her lower stomach. I hope this is related to the scoliosis.

Thanks again everyone!

 
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Hi there friend
You are wonderful coming here to this site for your daughter. She will need you to be be her advocate for a long long time. Until she understands her back and its own way of communicating to her about which doors are a bit too much for her to enter.
I am not sure about your daughter's situation, but I wish you both as much healing for her as possible. 13 is way too young for limitations to be set. Good luck, and a healthy new year to you both!
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:30 AM   #9
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Re: 13 year old, back pain?

Thanks! I want to try to help her because she complains alot about the pain and sometimes cries. She said it hurts alot.

Anyone else?

 
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And I did forget to mention, yesturday we noticed yellow spots on her right hand and some on the left. They didn't wash or scrub away but disappeared within an hour or soo. ?

 
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Another thing I forgot to say was that she has a somewhat large lump on her neck, on the side. It was there for about 2-3 weeks.

 
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Re: 13 year old, back pain?

Hi Amanda,
It sounds to me like it's time for your daughter to have a good complete physical, as well as another follow-up with her orthopedic doctor. There are quite a few things that may be going on. The anxiety can certainly contribute to her pains, as can a vegetarian diet. I wonder if the yellow spots are diet related. Don't know, but it's possible. You must have taken her to a doctor already, since she had some blood work. Are they following up on that? Chest pain is never something to ignore, even in an otherwise heathly 13 year old. It's probably nothing serious, but it should definitely be checked out.

I have scoliosis and have had some associated chest pain. My doctors did all sorts of tests to rule out any cardiac problems (which I do have, but minor and should not cause that kind of pain). The conclusion was finally that the chest pain was probably coming from my ribs pushing abnormally on my sternum at an odd angle because of the scoliosis.

Glad you're a concerned mom who isn't dropping the ball here! Lots of good info on this site, but, of course, we're not doctors. Let us know what the doctors say, and good luck! She's young! When you catch problems early, they're so much easier to correct and recover from.

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[QUOTE=BlueAtlas]Hi Amanda,
It sounds to me like it's time for your daughter to have a good complete physical, as well as another follow-up with her orthopedic doctor. There are quite a few things that may be going on. The anxiety can certainly contribute to her pains, as can a vegetarian diet. I wonder if the yellow spots are diet related. Don't know, but it's possible. You must have taken her to a doctor already, since she had some blood work. Are they following up on that? Chest pain is never something to ignore, even in an otherwise heathly 13 year old. It's probably nothing serious, but it should definitely be checked out.

I have scoliosis and have had some associated chest pain. My doctors did all sorts of tests to rule out any cardiac problems (which I do have, but minor and should not cause that kind of pain). The conclusion was finally that the chest pain was probably coming from my ribs pushing abnormally on my sternum at an odd angle because of the scoliosis.

Glad you're a concerned mom who isn't dropping the ball here! Lots of good info on this site, but, of course, we're not doctors. Let us know what the doctors say, and good luck! She's young! When you catch problems early, they're so much easier to correct and recover from.

Take care,
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She went to the doctors 4 times. She got blood work done to rule out any thyroid problems. They also tested for mono, but that too came back negative. She had a chest x-ray and found nothing.

The pediatrition I currently go to can't seem to figure out the problem, and wants her to see an orthedic again. I just can't understand how all of these are related to scoliosis.

She's a total Hypochondriac and looked up alot of things on the computer and told me that she could have a rib tumor, hip cancer, hodgkins/non-hodgkins lymphoma, leukemia & multiple myeloma. Anyone know anything about these conditions?

I really don't know but I do understand that she does worry alot.

Thank you!

 
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Amanda,
My daughter has had numerous health problems during the past three years, with one problem being her back. Make sure your daughter is seeing a pediatric orthopeadist for her scoliosis. The adolescent spine is still growing and should be treated by someone with a specialty in pediatrics. Our dr has a fellowship in pediatrics and scoliosis. She has spondylolisthesis and mild scoliosis. Ever since the diagnosis was made, her dr has had us return every year for a recheck. As things progressed we would go in every 3 - 6 months. She is most likely due for a recheck.

Something else to consider is a physical by an adolescent medicine dr. Since you have been to the dr about her problems it may be time to get to see a specialist. About three months prior to my daughter's back surgery my daughter developed some other problems and her pediatrician referred us to this type of dr. The problem was out of her realm as a pediatrician and felt that this dr that just specializes in the adolescent would be the best for us. She made a diagnosis and sent us along to the next specialist.

I know it is hard going through this with a child. We have been through over three years of specialists and it takes a toll on the mom too. All the worrying that is done. Best wishes to you both. cas

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Old 01-14-2007, 09:39 AM   #15
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Scoliosis causes very little pain if any. I think that you should look into Lyme disease. I get really bad back pain and anxiety, too and I believe that is what is wrong with me. I'm not saying that this is what's wrong with your daughter, but it's just an idea.

 
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