Back Pain (Pediatrics)

Introduction

Spondylolysis is a fracture of a vertebra.  It typically occurs as the result of stress and is frequently found in the lowest portion of the spine.  However, muscular low back pain can present similarly and is more common, especially in adolescents. Differentiating Spondylolysis from muscular low back pain requires an X-ray, and sometimes advanced imaging studies such as MRI, CTs, or bone

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