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Bone, Joint and Muscle Conditions

Back Pain


The Department of Orthopedics at Seattle Children’s has experts who treat serious back problems in children.

We have a team of physician assistants and orthopedic pediatricians that is skilled at evaluating and treating mild to moderate back pain.

The way we diagnose and treat your child sets Seattle Children’s apart:

  • We take care to find out what is causing your child’s pain.
  • We believe that surgery is not necessary for most back problems in children.

To find the best treatment for your child, we work closely with our other specialty departments, including rheumatology, adolescent medicine, pain services and neurosurgery.

If your child needs surgery, our doctors have a national reputation for excellence in all types of spine surgery.

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