Parents of schoolchildren with behavioral problems can testify
to the difficulties their children encounter: poor academic
performance, low self-esteem and anger. Now, a new study suggests
that schoolchildren who suffer from behavioral difficulties
are also at an increased risk for developing lower back pain
examined 1,000 schoolchildren between the ages of 11-14 and
found that those who experienced behavioral problems, as well
as those that repeatedly complained of other symptoms, such
as abdominal pain, headaches and sore throats, were at a substantially
higher risk of developing LBP than those without those problems.
In short, the study concluded that behavioral problems and
other somatic complaints may eventually lead to the onset
If you have a child who suffers from LBP, behavioral problems
and/or other health concerns, talk to your chiropractor about
treatment options. In addition to helping relieve LBP, a chiropractor
can recommend wellness and lifestyle changes that promote
physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Jones GT, Watson KD, Silman AJ, Symmons DPM,
Macfarlane GJ. Predictors of low back pain in British schoolchildren:
a population-based prospective cohort study. Pediatrics,
Apr. 4, 2003:111(4), pp 822-28.
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