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.