Persistent low-back pain in children that is not associated
with trauma and is not relieved by two to three weeks of rest, modification
of activity, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication is uncommon.
If a child has persistent, unremitting low-back pain, a serious
underlying pathological cause should be suspected and appropriately
investigated and a thorough evaluation, including the recording
of a medical history, clinical examination, and radiography, should