Pediatric Mechanical Back Pain

  • Etiology: injury to or overuse of muscles + joints of back
  • Imaging: normal
  • Clinical: diagnosis of exclusion, symptoms are temporary, common in teens

Radiology Cases of Mechanical Back Pain

Radiographs of mechanical back pain
AP, lateral and both oblique radiographs of the lumbar spine are unremarkable and show no evidence of a scotty dog deformity, thus ruling out spondylolysis.