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My daughter just turned 5 and she is complaining of back

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My daughter just turned 5 and she is complaining of back pain, primarily in the middle of her back in the center. She says her spine hurts. She has been having this pain over a very long period. Last year we had x rays done and it showed nothing and that is where we left it. It's so painful it keeps her from sleeping sometimes. It seems worse at night and after sitting in the car for an extended period of time. Should we follow up with someone else? Or could it be growing pain? She's 44inches and very thin although she eats constantly
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
I am sorry for her symptoms.

Is there any deformity of spine?

Is there any swelling? tender point?

How frequently does she feel it?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No visible deformity, no swelling and it's fairly consistent. There was a point earlier in this school year where it was almost daily, it seemed to go away some but I would say she is complaining of pain at least every week
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It looks like her appointment was August of 2015 when they did an x ray
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for the input.

Growing pain usually occurs in knee, ankles, calves, legs, thighs.

Abnormal site can be possible too.

Sometimes children feel abdominal pain, headache too.

Inflammation of the disc can be possible from overuse, strain.

Carrying heavy back packs can be a factor.

Though she had X-ray last year, but she is feeling the pain more frequently.

You can seek an appointment for a pediatric orthopedic doctor.

Scan/ MRI can be taken if the doctor feels necessary.

I hope this information will be helpful.

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Wish her healthy life.