Pain In Chest And Back In Child. Your child s chest pain may be caused by gastrointestinal distress such as gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd. Chest wall is a term for the structures that enclose and protect the lungs including the ribs and sternum.
1 some reasons back pain may be common in kids include higher body weights of children and higher rates of obesity higher intensity and year round sports activities and the increasing weight of backpacks worn by students at school. A heart attack occurs when blood to the heart is cut off or severely reduced and the heart muscle is injured. But what s interesting about it is that it s the most common reason that a child s chest pain is related to the heart.
Injury to the ribs sternum or other bones in the chest and back also can cause chest wall pain.
However back pain has been found to occur in between 14 and 24 of children and adolescents. Chest pain in children is linked typically to musculoskeletal causes and sometimes cardiac or other causes. Gerd can cause a burning sensation in the chest and may worsen after your child. Children are too young to experience a heart attack of natural causes unless they have an underlying medical condition.