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I'm 13 and my back has been hurting for about a year. Lately it's beenbad and idk what it is or what to do.

my back origionally just hurt lower but now it's spreading up. if I lean back oddly it cracks and it hurts my ribs too. any ideas what this is? the doctor could probably help, but I don't want to be out of dance for a long time, so yeah...help

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Hon, at 13 your back should not be hurting. If you leave it alone "because of dance" you could permanently injure it and be out of dance forever!

So, would you rather go talk to the doctor and there be a small chance of skipping dance a few months, or would you rather really hurt yourself and never be allowed to dance again?

It could be something as simple as going to a chiropractor for a massage/realignment.

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I have also had back pain from a young age, and a chiropractic adjustment for me every few weeks helped so much. But do you believe a pediatrician would recommend a chiropractor? I know that many doctors believe chiropractors to be "alternative," and thus, sub-affective, in the process of treatment.
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It depends on the doctor in particular. A chiropractor was recommended for my sister at 14, but if the pediatrician doesn't suggest it then the parents can always ask for a referral.
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Great answer. And that's why you are on ask.com :)
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Maybe it's just growing pains, I've had stuff like that. Ask a parent or your doctor.

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Your choice is go to a doctor or risk further injury.

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Yeah. The only thing you can do is go to the doctor. No one here can help with that. Sorry

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I would go to the doctor as if you don't it may keep you out of dance for ages. But it might be as simple as having a little light physiotherapy. my friend has a saw back and that is what she does and it doesn't stop her from participating in sports etc.

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go to the doctor or maybe you need a good back massage

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That could be an early sign of Scoliousis... Get to a doctor.

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