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What is causing back pain only in the nights in my 4 year old daughter ?

my 4yr old daughter has back pain every night. started when she was about 2. it gets worse during illnesses such as winter bugs and colds, it is enough to wake her from her sleep. touching the area neither soothes nor worsens the pain. she calls it wiggly back , indicating it is a wriggling irritation like feeling. theres nothing we can do to soothe the episodes. her mobility is fine and she is very happy/active during the day. our doctor thinks there is nothing wrong with her as she demonstrated she can jump up and down with no pain.
Asked On : Sat, 13 Aug 2011
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Does she have any problem passing urine or stools. Any blood in urine or burning sensation on passing urine. She could be getting on and off muscle spasms due to probable local irritation of nerves. It is best she gets a consult with her Paediatrician and the cause found out and treated. If it is just muscle spasms there are muscle relaxants which will help but the pathology as to why it is happening also needs to be found out. She may require scans and urine test to rule out renal stones as well. Let her drink enough water, get enough exercise, eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables.
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