According to a recent study that tracked the incidence of back and neck pain from childhood to adolescence, one in 10 children (age 9) suffer from neck pain and one in three suffer back pain. The percentages dip a bit at age 13, but then climb dramatically by age 15.
Here’s what the research shows:
|Percentage Reporting Neck Pain||Percentage Reporting Back Pain|
|Age 9: 10%||Age 9: 33%|
|Age 13: 7%||Age 13: 28%|
|Age 15: 15%||Age 15: 48%|
By age 15, nearly one in six adolescents report neck pain and nearly one in two report back pain.
Back and neck pain affect people of all ages; that’s the bottom line. If your children haven’t been checked by us, there’s no better time than now – regardless of whether they’re complaining of pain in the back, neck or elsewhere.
Preventing pain and problems before they start is the secret to lasting health and wellness.