Lumbar injuries of the pediatric population

Prim Care. 2013 Jun;40(2):289-311. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2013.02.011.


Primary musculoskeletal etiologies, such as stress fractures, strains, facet arthropathy, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, are more common causes of pediatric pain than systemic diseases, both in the office setting and the emergency room. Systemic features, young age, and atypical pain should clue physicians to causes other than a primary musculoskeletal cause and prompt an intensive search for other conditions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Low Back Pain / etiology
  • Low Back Pain / therapy*
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / injuries*
  • Spinal Injuries / complications
  • Spinal Injuries / diagnosis
  • Spinal Injuries / therapy*