How is back pain diagnosed?
Usually, back pain is diagnosed by your child’s primary care physician. If that doctor has concerns about your child’s pain, he or she may refer your child to the Orthopedics Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Back pain is often simply diagnosed by the symptoms a child is having and a complete physical exam. Tests of your child’s movement, strength and a neuromuscular exam will help the doctor determine the cause of the pain.
Learn more about common tests at the Orthopedics Institute.