My 13-year-old says his low back hurts. Is this normal?

Low back pain is more common among children and teenagers than most people realize. In fact, kids who are 13 and older are just as prone to low back pain as adults.

Talk to a doctor or physical therapist about your son's condition. He or she can recommend special exercises to strengthen your son's low back and to help him keep good posture while bending or lifting. A little bit of education and training may go a long way in keeping back pain out of your son's future.