What are the Causes of Back Pain in Babies?
Back pain is a very common disease found among almost all age groups due to some or the other reason. But back pain in babies is very rare. Compared to an adult, a child with a backache is more likely to have a serious underlying disorder. There fore back pain in babies can be a sign of some serious illness or health problem and should be dealt with very soon. Some of the causes of back pain in babies are: • Spondylolysis: Spondylolysis occurs when the lower vertebrae of spine develop cracks due to high stress. • Spondylolisthesis: Spondylolisthesis is caused due to spondylolysis. This is caused when one of the bones in the spine slips and slides down. • Bad posture: Poor posture while sitting and sleeping can also cause back pain in babies. • Injuries: This can occur when the baby falls from the bed or a chair. Back pain caused due to this injury can be treated with anti-inflammatory medicines and application of hot and cold packs. • Pott’s disease: This is a serious infection of the