A young 16 year old girl suffering from Back Pain

We all assume back pain is a problem for older adults, or those who have been in accidents. However, even teenagers are susceptible to the agonizing pain of sciatica and back pain.

In this readers' forum a 16yr-old reports agonizing pain, and asks how to get relief. You can read her question and my reply below:

A GENTLE READER ASKS:

Severe back pain, wont go away?

I'm 16, and 5'10 female...so pretty tall. For years I've always had some sort of back pain, I just put it down to the fact that I'm growing. But for the last few months the pain has gone from a 3 to 8 out of 10. I don't have a job so I can't blame it on working tohard,I