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Health Tip: Worried About a Child's Back Pain?

(HealthDay News) -- Back pain in children can be a warning sign of a more serious medical condition.

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these serious warning signs of back pain in children:

  • Losing weight or having a fever.
  • Feeling weak or numb.
  • Having difficulty walking.
  • Feeling pain extending down both legs.
  • Having trouble with the bowels or bladder.
  • Having pain that interrupts sleep.

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