Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
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The adolescent with lumbar back pain may have multiple reasons other than overuse or "growing pains" for the discomfort (Table 1).
The clinical examination provides information about the location of the pain, muscle spasm, lumbar spine range of motion, hamstring muscle tightness, muscle strength in the legs, reflexes, and sensation in the legs. X-ray studies may be beneficial in ruling out less the less common phenomena noted in table 1.