While lower back pain is common amongst most adults, it has affected many teens as well. Recent studies are showing that one in three adolescents are dealing with back pain. How could our youth be afflicted with an ailment commonly associated with their elders?
Many teens put their backs at risk with certain habits and activities. Certain sports such as football put strain on the spine. Wearing ill-fitting shoes and carrying heavy book bags improperly can put strain on the lower back. Texting and working on computers can put strain on the upper back and neck. For more on the troubling trend of teen back pain, click here:: More teens dealing with back pain